Parallax 13 Videos (4:37h)
  • 01 - Getting Started
  • 02 - Headshot: Creating Background
  • 03 - Headshot: Cutting Out Subject
  • 04 - Headshot: Making Heads Up Display
  • 05 - Headshot: HUD
  • 06 - Headshot: Red Laser
  • 07 - Headshot: Gas Sensor
  • 08 - Headshot: Final
  • 09 - Landscape: Creating the Background
  • 10 - Landscape: Coloring the Background
  • 11 - Landscape: Cutting Out Subjects
  • 12 - Landscape: Placing Subjects
  • 13 - After Effects

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YouTube’s Top Photoshop Expert Aaron Nace brings years of Photoshop experience together with unique compositing and parallax methods and critical attention to detail.

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Skills You Will Learn

  • Coloring
  • Compositing
  • Organization
  • Special FX
  • Tone

Discover Blending Modes

Explore artistic editing options and learn how quickly you can accomplish them with a simple Blending Mode adjustment.

Custom Brushes

Designed by the Phlearn Team, these space-age graphics were created with versatility in mind. Mix and match the elements and play with color for your very own futuristic look.

What is Parallax?

The Parallax Effect can be applied to any composite image in a way that brings new life and dimension into an image. As the camera moves, the objects in the distance appear to move more slowly than the objects close to the camera.

The included After Effects Parallax tutorial includes everything you need to create your first parallax.

Composite Panoramas

Here at Phlearn, we’re known for giving you all we’ve got, and that certainly rings true for Parallax. For this tutorial, Aaron ventured into the desert to capture 5 incredible panoramas, which you’ll learn to stitch together manually.

18 Cut-out Images Included

Not only will you receive high-resolution photos produced in the Phlearn studio, you’ll receive the cut-out PNGs to work with as well.

We do the hard work for you.

Removing people from backgrounds can be time-consuming, and we know you’ve got plenty of other learning to do. We took care of cutting each figure out ahead of time, in case you’d rather not practice on all of the images. Both the cut-out and original files are included.

Bonus Headshots Included

After you master the headshot tutorial, test your knowledge and explore your creativity with included bonus images.

Add Planets

Learn how to blend and color additional planets into the final image. These same techniques can be applied to just about any composite image you create.

Heads-Up-Display (HUD) Graphics

Designed by the Phlearn Team, these space-age graphics were created with versatility in mind. Mix and match the elements and play with color for your very own futuristic look.

Show Off Your Work


  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! And thank you! This tutorial makes things so much easier!

  2. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Yet another great tutorial. Well worth getting.

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  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Male models could have been more masculine, but this is just an amazing tutorial.

  5. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Yet again – max rating from me as I am downloading the tutorial (:

    I am sure Phlearn has produced top quality material once again.

  6. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Love this tutorial, I always wanted to learn After Effects and you have shown some basic animation. Thank you once again Aaron, hope in the near future you can show us more after effects animation.

  7. (verified owner)
    Rated 4 out of 5

    Awesome Tutorial, the only thing I would love to see in future Pro Tutorial would be some BTS or a bit information about how you shot the headshots. Cause the choosing the right light setup will help a lot for composites like that.

  8. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Parallax is another excellent series of tutorials at the high quality that PHLEARN and Aaron Nace provide with all their training programs. I only watched the first video-tutorial 01 Parallax Getting Started and all the information about this new training program incite my imagination and intention to learn more about photography post-production and using special effects to generate the images from our own imagination!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5