• 01 - Magazine Cover Portrait

Fashion Coloring and Retouching


In this incredible fashion tutorial, we walk you through step-by-step to transform your portrait images into fantastic magazine covers! Use Photoshop to change the background, match colors and even add your own text. Plus, receive 12 high-resolution texture images with instructions to use them with any image!


  • 2 Sample Images
  • Fashion Photoshop Brushes
  • 12 Custom Textures


Learn Compositing & Retouching.

Match Subject and Background Color

The sky is the primary light source for the scene, and all of the elements in the scene need to reflect the color and light of the sky in order to make a believable composite. We cover the most important ideas behind how to color a subject to match the sky, so you will know how as well as why.

Use Type in Photoshop

Gain a better understanding of what the Type tool is and how to use it to add text to your images in creative ways. From texture to grain to type, discover how to give your images a more personal style.

Add Effects to Type

Make your text as dynamic as the rest of your image. Learn techniques for working with blending modes and layer effects to make the type part of your image.

Fashion Forward

Create a fashion editorial image. Build a background, add some color, finish things off with some text.

Create Film-like Grain

Achieve a look that used to only be possible when shooting with film. When you do it right, adding noise and grain to your images can make for a great creative effect.

Work with Textures

Learn in detail how to use texture images to add effects to your images. Plus, receive 12 high-resolution Phlearn PRO Textures with this tutorial that you can use on any image!

Advanced Layer Masks

Cut people out of their backgrounds while preserving all the detail from the original photo, even in places like hair. Capture perfect detail in your layer masks, allowing you to keep the original hair even when replacing the background.

Create Blurs

Use a creative blur to help draw attention to specific parts of your images. In this tutorial, you will learn the most important parts of using a blur and how to make it look as though it is a part of the original photo.

Retouch Skin

Learn our quick and easy method for skin retouching that is perfect for when your subject is a little farther from the camera. You will be able to retouch faces in less than 1 minute using this technique!


  1. oh my gosh! I know I’m a lot of years late on seeing this tutorial, but it is awesome! Of course the information is great, but even better is Aaron–he cracks me up! I’d definitely recommend!

  2. That is another Excellent Tutorial from PHLEARN … Thanks for Sharing

  3. I really wish I would’ve know about Phlearn a long time ago!!

  4. thansk Arron.. 🙂

  5. Very good color work in this tut! Thx again

  6. (verified owner)

    As with all of Phlearn’s tutorials, epic as ever :o) Took elements from this and indeed other tutorials to put my own stamp on this image.

  7. I have yet to be disappointed with Phlearn. I got the fashion four pack and just finished this one (the first of four). I have done a few of the composite tutorials so this one was simple by those standards, but it was lots of fun and produced a great image.

  8. This one is a little more simple compared to the Advanced Pro Tutorials. If you consider buying don’t hesitate it is very well worth it, everything Aaron creates is worth every Penny.

  9. now i know how to do this to any image.

    this tutorial is fun and easy.

    it solved sooooooo many issues i had of cutting people out and its very effective to the rest of the images i use.

  10. I have always wanted to know how to change the lighting on a subject in a composite to make it look like they were actually photographed against that background. Some really great stuff in this tutorial.


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