Powder Galaxy 5 Videos (2:02h)
  • 01 - Intro and Planning
  • 02 - Compositing Subject and Custom Brush
  • 03 - Compositing Stars
  • 04 - Special Fx 1 - Light Glow and Color Dodge
  • 05 - Special Fx 2 - Flare and Stars
How to Blend a Person with Their Environment in Photoshop 7 Videos (1:16h)
  • 01 - Introduction to Texture Blending: Planning and Adding Texture to a Person
  • 02 - How to Replace a Subject's Shadow Detail Over New Texture
  • 03 - How to Replace a Subject's Highlight Detail Over New Texture
  • 04 - How to Shape a Body with Liquify and Shadows
  • 05 - How to Add Realistic Textured Details to a Person
  • 06 - How to Blend Cracked Texture into a Subject's Skin
  • 07 - How to Add Stylistic Color to Finish a Photo
Suspend A Person In the Air 7 Videos (1:28h)
  • 01 - Rebirth: Planning the Composite
  • 02 - How to Replace a Ceiling and Wall
  • 03 - How to Remove Objects from the Background
  • 04 - How to Create a Realistic Hole in the Ceiling
  • 05 - How to Cut Out and Suspend a Subject
  • 06 - How to Blend Hair and Replace Body Parts
  • 07 - How to Retouch, Vignette, and Color Tone
How to Add Fire Effects to Photos in Photoshop 4 Videos (58:33m)
  • 01 - Introduction to Adding Fire Effects
  • 02 - How to Change a Background and Retouch a Person
  • 03 - How to Add Realistic Fire in Photoshop
  • 04 - How to Finish a Visual Effect Photo

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15+ Sample Images   |   5+ Video Tutorials
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Plan Your Vision

Every Photoshop project should start by creating a plan of action. This is extra important for composites. See how to identify what to keep, what to get rid off, what to combine and what to enhance.

Blending Modes

Use multiple layers to blend different textures. Learn how to stack layers and adjust powerful blending modes to achieve an effect that blends texture into skin.

Advanced Blending

The key to blending texture into an image is to treat highlights and shadows differently. Learn how to restrict the visibility of textures to either highlights or shadows.

Use the Clone Stamp

Copy parts of you image directly onto other areas. Learn how to overcome the challenge of making the image look like it’s just a bunch of the same texture. In this tutorial, we show you how to blend different clone stamps together to create a seamless effect.

Composite Theory

Learn to composite multiple images together so you can take the best parts of different photos and combine them, saving time on the photo shoot and giving you more creative options. In this tutorial, we cover some of the best practices for evaluating any 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.

Remove Distractions

Refine your images by removing unwanted distractions. Master multiple techniques that will allow you to remove literally anything leaving only the focal points you decide.

Blend Hair

Learn how extend and enhance your subject’s hair. Use Photoshop to combine many different layers of hair and learn how to mask, color, create highlights and blend the hair perfectly.

Plan Your Vision

Every Photoshop project should start by creating a plan of action. Understanding your goals for retouching will help you to outline your editing process and ensure you don’t miss anything.

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.

Add Fire

Learn how to add fire to a photo and make it look realistic. There are a few rules that you have to follow in order to make the fire look real, in this tutorial we teach you exactly how to make it happen.

Remove Distractions

Refine your images by removing unwanted distractions. Master multiple techniques that will allow you to remove literally anything leaving only the focal points you decide.

Dodge and Burn

Learn how to dodge and burn in new ways to help blend images together. Alter the highlights and shadows to create extra details in specific areas. Use what you learn to add style and interest to any image.

Sharpen the Details

Learn how to selectively sharpen different areas of the image to draw attention to where it’s needed. Usually, the subject of the photo should be a bit sharper than the rest of the image to catch the viewer’s eye. The most subtle details can make the greatest impact.

Create Light Sources

Easily add your own light rays and learn the best methods for making them blend seamlessly into your image. Adding light with Photoshop is a great way to bring atmosphere and attention to your images.

Custom Powder Brush

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.

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Reviews

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    There’s a lot I love about the image of the woman suspended by her hair but I am bothered by the light on her coming from a direction other than the bright window. There is a distinct shadow on her back toward the window and the highlights on her hair are opposite the sun.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    this is my first time of viewing videos from your site and i cant stop but read and view as many as i can.Thank u for the wonderful recordings.I love it

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    I loved this tutorial. I will be coming back for more.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I bought several of these tutorials individually and they were very useful to me. I would recommend them (and just about any Phlearn tutorial) to anyone looking to understand more about a particular subject. The way they are taught, it is very easy to learn and then apply to any other photos you are working on.

    Here is an image I created after completing “The Human Torch” tutorial. (I am a complete noob at compositing, so I know this isn’t perfect (far from it) but it is a far sight better than it would have been without this tutorial.

    P.S. Still waiting for the Phlandle tutorial. 🙂

  5. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Hi, should be great if in the Pro Tutorials you include the photo shoot. It is a very important part and it is not included in the tutorial, and in some cases there is not “Behind the Scenes”. Thanks! Phlearn you later!

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We start from the very beginning and cover all the tools and techniques you need. If you are new to Photoshop, we recommend watching the Photoshop Basics Collection and Photoshop 101-301 to familiarize yourself with all of the tools and capabilities that the software has to offer.