Retouching photoshop tutorial

Create a Fantasy Character in Photoshop


In this Phlearn PRO Tutorial, you will learn how to create your own fantasy superhero. Use your imagination and the power of Photoshop to create the characters and places that don’t actually exist. Many of the skills you will learn can be applied in a wide variety of images.

Tutorial Instructor: Aaron Nace

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Retouching and compositing.

2 major Photoshop lessons in 1 action-packed tutorial. Discover the best methods to cut someone out of their background perfectly, retouch a full-body photo and advanced body shaping techniques.

  • Build the Background

    Learn how to combine multiple image together to create an entirely new background. Add style and color to unite your fantasy character with their new environment.
  • Make Perfect Cutouts

    Follow along as we explain the correct tools and techniques to cut out the subject for this image. Learn how to use the Pen Tool to create paths and turn the paths into selections. Create incredible selections and speed up your background cleanup.
  • Blend and Composite

    Learn the secrets to compositing and blending multiple photos together to create seamless, stunning effects. From start to finish, you will see how each image is adjusted and combined using Photoshop.
  • Shape with the Liquify Tool

    Dramatically alter the shape of your subject using the liquify tool. To create a more impactful fantasy character, we push this to the limits. Use what you learn to shape any subject, fantasy or real.

Your character. Their world.

Create your dream character, but don’t stop there. Go deeper with your knowledge of the pen tool and create hair from scratch. Master advanced retouching techniques to stylize, dodge and burn skin. Finish it off by creating a perfect shadow.

  • Dodge and Burn

    Learn how to expertly dodge and burn to draw attention to your subject using multiple layers. Alter the highlights and shadows to create extra details in specific areas. Use what you learn to add style and interest to any image.
  • Skin Smoothing

    Be sure to pay attention to the entire body. Most of the time it is not just the individual pores that need work, but the overall shapes. Learn how to smooth skin and keep your subjects looking their best.
  • Perfect Shadows

    Explore different techniques in this tutorial that will allow you to create perfect shadows in your composites. There are many factors to creating a perfect shadow, and we show you how.
  • Create Hair

    Learn how to master the Pen Tool and create hair from scratch to complete this image. Learn step-by-step how to create the shapes, blend them seamlessly with real hair and how to add stylized highlights to bring everything together.

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Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive learning experience possible. When you purchase the Create a Fantasy Character Phlearn PRO Tutorial, you’ll get more than just videos. We provide everything you need to learn and practice at the same time!

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  • 4 hours of step-by-step Photoshop instruction
  • Original images to follow along
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  • 5 out of 5
    user image

    Very difficult tutorial. Like painting. Different from the other one’s.

  • 5 out of 5
    user image

    Good tutorial.