Epic Burger


In this Phlearn PRO Tutorial you will go on set with world class food and beverage photographer Rob Grimm, a professional food stylist and Phlearn’s very own Aaron Nace to create this amazing image. Learn everything that goes into a professional food shoot: lighting, styling, shooting, retouching and compositing.

Tutorial Instructor: Aaron Nace

Go on set with the complete team.

Prepare to learn a lot more than retouching. In this Phlearn PRO Tutorial, you will get to join the entire commercial food photography team on set for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the entire process. Learn from the best in the industry and bring the knowledge you gain to all your future shoots and retouching job.

  • Commercial Food Styling

    Learn from commercial food stylist Mary Valentin who does an amazing job styling the food as well as explaining her career and techniques. Watch the exclusive interview with Mary to understand what a food stylist does and when you may need one for your shoots.
  • Interview Rob Grimm

    Watch the exclusive Rob Grimm interview and learn about the time it takes to build and shoot the burger and each step along the way. Learn about the challenges you might face on set and how to overcome them.
  • Know Your Role

    Go on set with Rob and Aaron to see what it is actually like during this commercial shoot. We discuss the relationship between the photographer and the retoucher and provide suggestions back and forth.
  • 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.

Make that mouthwatering goodness.

Follow along step-by-step to build the burger of your dreams. Learn how to combine all the images required and bring out their most natural beauty. Use these Photoshop techniques to make your food appear more appetizing and appealing.   

  • Enhance Shine

    Make your food look more fresh and tasty. While a lot of effort will be made to achieve the best look in camera, using Photoshop to enhance the shine will dramatically improve your images.
  • Shape with Liquify

    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.
  • Color Correction

    Bring out the natural colors of your subject to give it come to life. Remove the complexities from correcting colors in shadows, midtones and highlights. Learn how to correct color and restrict your changes to specific areas.
  • Add Details

    Copy elements from one area of the image to another and transform them to feel completely original. Learn to identify areas that are too light, too dark or lacking in detail. Then, easily fix each of the problem areas.

Included in Your Download

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

$34.99 Add to cart

  • 2 hours of step-by-step Photoshop instruction, shooting, and lighting
  • Bonus photo shoot video featuring interviews
  • Original images to follow along
  • Tips to make your photo shoots more successful

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  • 5 out of 5
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    One of the best tutorials we have ever seen for commercial photography. Phlearn takes us to the photo shoot where Rob Grimm shows what a spectacular commercial photographer he is while he explains every important detail he is taking into account. Then he gives over to Aaron Nace who not only shows how to composite this awesome burger from a lot of different images, but he also explains a lot of the workflow between photographer and retoucher.
    The techniques Aaron is using are not brand new and revolutionary, but the way he is using them is simply stunning. Small shortcuts here, a little trick there – this tutorial saved us a lot of time in retouching food already and the results are now better than ever.
    Very well worth the little money you have to spend on this tutorial.

    Epic Burger
  • 5 out of 5
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  • 5 out of 5
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    Great tutorial. I work for a restaurant’s brand as photographer and this tutorial teach me some technic to help my food composition on photoshop.

    Epic Burger