Coloring Photoshop Tutorial

Dark and Dramatic


This intermediate Photoshop tutorial covers everything you need to know about coloring and stylizing your images. Learn how to add clouds and dramatically alter the sky of your images to increase depth and mood, even if there are objects in the way!

Tutorial Instructor: Aaron Nace

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Enhance for maximum impact.

Take your images from ordinary to extraordinary in no time. We provide you the skills that will allow you to make both major and minor changes to help you achieve more vivid looks.

  • Make Advanced Selections

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to make advanced selections. Then use layer masks, clipping masks, layer properties and more to make the addition of clouds flawless, regardless of what’s in the way.
  • Replace Any Sky

    Use these advanced selection techniques to add a new sky to any of your images using Photoshop.
  • Advanced Retouching Techniques

    Learn our advanced method of retouching so even when there’s no space to use the clone stamp or healing brush tool, you will be able to retouch any area of your image.
  • Alter Shadows and Highlights Separately

    In this tutorial we show you how to separate out the shadows from the highlights and color them individually to bring a uniform look to the whole image.

Add style in every detail.

Learn multiple methods for perfecting even the smallest details in all of your images.

  • Liquify Tool Best Practices

    Make your subject look their best without looking unnatural using the liquify tool properly. Use what you learn to dramatically alter the shapes and tone a person bringing attention to the right places.
  • Phlearn Custom Brushes

    Create your own Photoshop brushes so you’ll always have the right brush for the job. Custom brushes are excellent for advanced retouching and adding special effects to your images.
  • Dramatic Color

    Add interest to your images with dramatic coloring. Discover the best methods for adding and changing any color or color-range in your images to make them more impactful.
  • Start to Finish

    This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of taking a photo straight out of camera and turning it into a dark and dramatic image. Learn how to alter your image to help draw attention to your subject, and what the best practices are along the way.

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Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive learning experience possible. When you purchase the Dark and Dramatic 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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  • 1.5 hours of step-by-step Photoshop instruction
  • Original images to follow along
  • Lighting diagrams so you can recreate this look easily
  • Phlearn Custom Photoshop Brushes

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  • 5 out of 5
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    Simple but a great effect. Teaches you how to use a Reference that you like and turn your image into it.

  • 5 out of 5
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    this is a great tutorial to learn about curves and hues and how they work together to create an atmosphere.

  • 5 out of 5
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    Great tut for expanding your knowledge about coloring hi-light shadows as well as understanding of curves & hue adj…. I really enjoyed it !

  • 5 out of 5
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    one of my favorite tutorials!

  • 5 out of 5
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    Hi PHLearn,

    Great retouch tutorial, more to do so see you later guys 🙂

  • 5 out of 5
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    Very informative and professional tutorial. It’s so much helpful for beginners. Thanks for sharing.

  • 5 out of 5
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    Really helpful !