Perfect Beverage Lighting and Retouching

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Learn the secrets of food and beverage photography from one of the masters, Rob Grimm. In this Phlearn PRO Tutorial we teach you key pre-production steps, lighting, composition and everything step done on-set to photography these images. Then, Aaron Nace explains each step used in Photoshop to composite the images together along with detailed retouching techniques.

Tutorial Instructor: Aaron Nace

Master lighting and set design.

Photographing products can be just as tricky, if not more, than photographing people. Knowing how to prepare for product shoots is imperative. That’s why we brought in one of the best product photographer to show us all the secrets and planning that goes into this kind of shoot.

  • Own Your Pre-Production

    Learn how to prepare for your photo shoots. We discuss the setup, lighting, camera settings and more. All of these decisions happen before the photo shoot. Getting them right will make your life easier and your final image stronger.
  • Beverage Lighting

    Take amazing food and beverage photos by creating amazing light. Rob uncovers all the secrets to shooting high-end beverage photos. Learn his expert way of eliminating unnecessary reflections that will completely change your game.
  • Prepare the Bottle

    Making a beverage look amazing actually requires knowing all the tricks of the trade. The bottle photographed in this tutorial is warm and the ice is an industry secret. Lucky for you, we share all the secrets in this tutorial.
  • Capture Water

    Rob Grimm shows you everything you need to do in order to perfectly capture the water splashing. Learn how to properly light and photograph the water to ensure the splashes are crystal clear and razor sharp.

Advanced retouching for beverages.

Follow along step-by-step to bring all of the images together creating incredible, eye-catching details. We show you all the best ways to combine each image and balance the color and composition to create the final look. You will be sure to use these techniques on all of your future images.

  • 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 photographed, adjusted and combined using advanced masks and selections.
  • Refine Edges

    Discover how to properly use the Refine Mask tool in Photoshop to increase your subject and element extractions. This tool is essential for creating accurate selections when creating a composite quickly.
  • Blend Liquid

    Combine several images of water to create the final look. We show you some advanced masking secrets to help this come together. You will also learn how to give the water a little extra shape by using the liquify tool properly.
  • 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.

Included in Your Download

Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive learning experience possible. When you purchase the Perfect Beverage Lighting and Retouching 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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  • 2.5 hours of step-by-step Photoshop instruction
  • Original images to follow along
  • Phlearn Custom Photoshop Brushes
  • Lighting diagrams so you can recreate this look easily
  • Tips to make your photo shoots more successful

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  • 5 out of 5
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    This was my first pro tutorial and I really love this one!! And I will be buying more in the future. Thank you Phlearn.

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  • 5 out of 5
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    This is my image from the tutorial.

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  • 5 out of 5
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    Outstanding tutorial. Would like to see more like this on products in general. Thank you Phlearn!

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  • 5 out of 5
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    the photography part intro is really nice

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  • 4 out of 5
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    First tutorial ive ever bought there are some great tips from the photographer but i wish he had shown how he shot the splashing lemons but Aaron is being aaron just brilliant

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  • 5 out of 5
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    Awesome tutorial, i wanted to learn more about product photography. I don’t do product photography professionally (at least not for now), but i needed to know more about this type of photography, since it also helps me with my fantasy-like photo manipulations. There is just one thing i wish i’d seen in this tutorial, although i do know there wouldn’t have been time for this: the alternate way of shooting transparent objects (in this case the water splashes), in order to make it easier to select them in Photoshop using blending modes, or select – color range or something else. One usually uses a black backdrop and a strong flash for this, but it would have been cool to see you do it. Nevertheless, i loved this tutorial and i’m surprised by how strong some tools are!

    Perfect Beverage Lighting and Retouching