Film Noir


Learn how to perfect color with this step-by-step walk-through of 2 amazing images from start to finish! Every light and color explained in a way that will allow you to create drama and interest in your images.

Tutorial Instructor: Aaron Nace

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Color to create a series.

In this tutorial, we show you how to create a more unified look for your next image series. Even if the photos are from 2 completely different locations, with their own varied lighting and color temperatures, you can use these Photoshop techniques to make them part of a series.

  • Match Light Temperature

    Uncover the secrets of lighting with gels to match the color of your strobes with the ambient light in the scene. Create more natural scenes with this technique of matching light temperatures.
  • Build a Color Palette

    Use color theory to determine how to use complimentary colors as well as other color harmonies. Learn how to use color in shadows to help balance other strong color presence within your images.
  • Color with Light

    Learn why each light is placed and how to make more consistent images through color. Complementary colors are a great way to further enhance your images.
  • Color Correction

    Remove the complexities from correcting colors in shadows, midtones and highlights. At times, highlights are too warm or too saturated and need to be treated separately from other areas of an image. Learn how to correct color and restrict your changes to specific areas.

Make it your scene.

Add more unique personality and taste to your images by using these Photoshop techniques. By simply adding more atmosphere and retouching to create a more focussed scene, your images will have more impact than ever before.  

  • Create Atmosphere

    The additional of fog, dust, rain and powder to your images can add very interesting atmosphere and depth. Learn how to add effects like this and then enhance them using Photoshop.
  • Remove Distractions

    Refine your images by removing unwanted distractions. Master multiple techniques that will allow you to remove literally anything leaving only the focal points you decide.
  • Retouch Light

    Keep your images clean and more focussed by perfecting the light. Adding and removing lights can require a lot of detailed retouching. The techniques in this tutorial are universal and will work on any image!
  • Sharpen

    Learn how to sharpen different areas of your images to draw attention to where it’s needed. Sometimes the most subtle details can make the greatest impact.

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Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive learning experience possible. When you purchase the Film Noir 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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  • 2 hours of step-by-step Photoshop instruction
  • Original images to follow along
  • Lighting diagrams so you can recreate this look easily
  • Tips to make your photo shoots more successful
  • Phlearn Custom Photoshop Actions
  • Details covering 2 separate photo shoot locations

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  • 5 out of 5
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    she is sooooooooo pretty

  • 5 out of 5
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    Very good tutorial, learned lots! Thank you for the handy insights!

  • 5 out of 5
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    Hi PHLearn,

    Well another great tutorial by you guys, i enjoyed this one just like the others I’ve done.
    Second part to do now i.e.: lady in red…. 2 for the price of 1…. wicked……..

    regards terry

  • 5 out of 5
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    It’s amazing how much information there is in this tutorial. It helps you understand color and the ways to work with it in Photoshop. The hands on approach of the tutorial really gets you up and running quickly if you follow along and Aaron assumes you don’t know what he knows so he explains every procedure anew, as if it’s your first tutorial. I used the knowledge from this tutorial to change a very warm and fuzzy photo taken at Mariliz’ apartment, so that it mimicked the House of Cards night interior shots look at the Oval Office.

  • 5 out of 5
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    Love this style, i did go a little higher in the contrast tho.

  • 5 out of 5
    user image

    Amazing tutorial, thank you Aaron Nace, you are a very good teacher 🙂