Night Fairy

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This extremely in-depth tutorial covers every single step from choosing images to manipulating color to adding amazing distortion effects. Follow along and edit each individual pixel to bring this fantasy story to life.

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Skills You Will Learn

  • Brush Tool
  • Coloring
  • Compositing
  • Special FX
  • Tone

Make fantasy reality.

Discover how to recreate literally every single part of an image to bring the most fantastic worlds to life. Use composite elements from a wide variety of images and edit them individually to create mythical lands and characters.

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, more familiar tasks.

Build Depth

Take your images further by learning how to split them into multiple layers and add atmospheric elements in front of some areas and behind others. By adding layers and effects you will achieve more realistic depth in your images.

Composite a Fairy

In order to create the fairy in this image, several photos need to be composited together. Use a butterfly’s wings to let the fairy fly. Learn how to combine different images together to create a realistic composite.

Make Fairy Dust

Create amazing fairy dust with thousands of specks, each unique to the next. See how we take the difficult work out of the equation and create awesome effects much quicker than you ever thought possible.

Make incredible reflections.

Every material produces its own unique natural reflection. To create the ultimate composite it’s essential to know these advanced methods for creating perfect reflections, no matter what material the surface is or conditions are present in the atmosphere.

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.

Distortion Mapping

Adding a reflection to water can be really challenging. Learn advanced techniques to create waves and ripples in the water. Then, create a reflection that matches your subject and scene perfectly.

Create Fog

With the included Phlearn Custom Fog Brush you can create fog and add atmosphere in any image. Learn the best ways to paint and edit to achieve the best results possible.

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.

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  1. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Not for the faint hearted this one, wow what a challenge but the rewards have exceeded all exceptions!

    If you are serious about wanting to learn how to composite, this is a definite buy; just watching Aaron do his thing is rewarding enough! Make sure you have your finger over that pause button and take lots of notes on this one!

  2. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you Aaron!!!
    Without you I would not be able to create composite!
    I have now many skills with photoshop and it is all thanks to you!
    Phlearn is the best thing that has happened to me you really make a difference!

  3. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    All I can say is wow. 5 stars. I ended up taking 4 pages of notes to go a long with this! This was SO much fun. I counted over 100 layers in my final image. This is definitely for advanced advanced advanced Photoshop users, and it is WELL worth every penny. You get into distortion maps, channel mixing, advanced color grading. AWESOME 🙂

  4. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Great tutorial!

    I needed some serious help with a composite I was working on for a friend’s birthday present. I was doing a completely different picture, but the techniques taught here helped me so many times throughout the process.

    Thanks again Aaron!

  5. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Never used so many layers in an image in my life! phlearnt loads. it’s long but Aaron makes it fun enough to follow through. Thank you and hope I didn’t make you cringe with my image 😉