How to Change the Size of People in Photoshop 6 Videos (2:41h)
  • 01 - Place Subject into a New Background
    In this section, we learn how to carefully place a subject so that she fits realistically into a new background.
  • 02 - Cut Out a Subject with the Pen Tool
    The Pen Tool should be your go-to for creating clean, accurate selections. See it in action and follow along.
  • 03 - Color Matching
    Matching color and lighting is the key to a great composite image. Learn how to use a combination of Adjustment Layers to match colors between the subject and foreground and then check your work to make more precise changes.
  • 04 - Blending Backgrounds & Cutting Out Hair
    We continue our edit by working to blend areas of the composited background together. Then we make a detailed selection of subject's hair using Channels.
  • 05 - Color Fringe & Reflections
    Aaron removes color fringing from the subject's original background and then adds realistic reflections to the environment.
  • 06 - Retouching, Color Toning & Light Effects
    Let's finish the image off with some coloring and lighting techniques to draw more attention to the subject, to help tie the composite together, and to add style.
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How to Change the Size of People in Photoshop – A Giant Ego


Take your composite skills to new levels and learn the best methods to enlarge a person within their surroundings. This Phlearn PRO Tutorial will teach you how to flawlessly select hair, capture a perfect exposure, create custom brushes, master the pen tool and much more!

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7 Sample Images   |   3 Video Tutorials   |   PS Brush & Action

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From Start to Finish

Grow your subjects to fill an entire room. Learn each step required to make your composites as natural as possible. Make amazing cutouts, match the most difficult lighting and adjust color in every spectrum to create a visually flawless composite.

Make Perfect Cutouts

Follow along as we explain the correct tools and techniques to cut out the subject for this image. Learn how to use the Pen Tool to create paths and turn the paths into selections. Create incredible selections and speed up your background cleanup.

Match the Lighting

See how we set the lighting during our photo shoot to match the room and learn a great technique for taking care of your edges to make sure they match the rest of the scene.

Create Reflections

Creating reflections in Photoshop varies depending on the surface that reflects your subject. Reflections might need to be smooth and clear, or other times blurry and distorted. Learn how to make reflections that apply to different types of images.

Match Light Sources

Learn the best methods for seamlessly matching the room light to your subject. Adding light with Photoshop is a great way to bring atmosphere and attention to your images. Use the included bonus textures to add flare to this and any other image!

Build Interaction

Unite the subject with their environment by adding interaction between them. Plan ahead to pose the model in a way that will compliment the room. Learn how to evaluate what’s important to make this interaction more seamless.

Create the Ultimate Composite

When creating a multiple image composite, you may encounter areas of your photo that require some special attention. Learn how to complete a complicated task by breaking it into smaller tasks that are more familiar.

Custom Photoshop 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.

Analyze Color

Create the most believable composite image by matching the colors perfectly. With this tutorial you will receive a Phlearn Custom Photoshop Action that will help you to analyze the color of your images.


  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Once again, I am blown away! This is the second tutorial I’ve worked with (first was Bakster – I’M SPEECHLESS!) and Holy smokes Batman, you are quite the craftsman. Looking forward to the next. Thanks, Alldaron SwissPL

    PHLEARN Staff
    Yay! So happy you are enjoying the tutorials 🙂 If you want a real challenge, A Dark Force is one of our most advanced composites, but it does takes several hours of work.
  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Long journey, but a very great job! I really learn a lot with that. Congratulations!

    PHLEARN Staff
    Glad you enjoyed it!
  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely fantastic will definiately watch again, and follow along to see what I come up with

  4. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    PHantastic ! Well on top of my 4-5 weeks of Photoshop experience this is my second pro tutorial. I decided to take a step further and dive into this advanced tutorial. The technics Aaron uses are advanced for sure but with a pinch of patience I finally reached the end and I learnt a ton of things !
    I did some mistakes and had to struggle alone to fix them in order to go further but it’s an amazing opportunity to challenge yourself and dig into photoshop.

    The Photoshop action provided in this tutorial is more than an action … it’s amazing and impressive, very useful to match light properties between 2 different shots ! The technical aspect behind the scene of this action is quiet complicated for someone who doesn’t have his eyes and brain trained with colors/hue/saturation/value etc. but one more time it’s the perfect opportunity to search and understand a little bit more.

    You’ll find in attachement the final result of my work. :/
    I know there’s a huge room for improvement but it comes with experience. I’m a little bit better than yesterday. 😉 (I hope)
    Thanks Phlearn Team !

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Played around with the color a little bit more. Couldn’t sleep i had to go over it a second round.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great tutorial pretty easy to follow along. Each one is getting easier to do as Aaron makes it fun and each Pro you will learn more techniques and you can use on the older Pros such as this one. If Aaron didn’t take the time to shoot the Background then do the math and shoot the subject to match the Background this one would of been a task. The lighting and the color is pretty much spot on already, just a few adjustments. All in all a great tutorial again.


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