The Flood 3 Videos (1:42h)
  • 01 - Image Culling, Basic Adjustments & Exporting
  • 02 - Compositing & Matching Color
  • 03 - Retouching, Coloring & Sharpening
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Photoshop Compositing for Beginners – The Flood

Learn the photography and Photoshop techniques behind creating a conceptual composite image. Follow along as we show you how each image was captured and how to seamlessly blend it all together by matching light, color, and more!

3 Video Tutorials|18 Sample Images|1 Photoshop Brush|Instructor: Aaron Nace
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The Flood

Watch an image come to life–from photoshoot tips to Photoshop magic. Learn how to import, cull, composite, retouch, and much more!

Blend and Composite

Learn the secrets to compositing and blending multiple photos together to create seamless, stunning effects. From start to finish, you will see how each image is photographed, adjusted and combined using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Retouch, Quick and Simple

Learn time­-saving techniques to significantly speed up your retouching process. Follow along and learn how to easily color­-match skin tones from different areas of the body to give any subject a more uniform look.

Perfect Color Match

Create the most believable composite image by matching the colors perfectly. Learn how to adjust the colors separately between shadows, midtones and highlights to create an accurate and realistic color match.

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.

Control the Exposure

Learn how shutter speed and aperture effect ambient and strobe light differently, and how to balance them both. Go behind the scenes with the included process photos taken on set. Follow along in Lightroom as each step of the photo shoot is explained.

Refine Light and Color

Adjust the color of shadows and highlights separately to create a properly balanced image that really stands out. Bring more attention to any subject by learning our simple methods to refine light and color.

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.

Lightroom and Photoshop

Follow along step­-by-­step from Lightroom through Photoshop. Begin by adjusting color, exposure and correcting barrel distortion from the lens in Lightroom. Then use Photoshop to composite, blend, match color and add the final touches.

16-bit RAW Images Included

This Phlearn PRO Tutorial includes 16­bit RAW images—giving you more power to properly adjust color and exposure. Learn how to use Lightroom to adjust exposure, color and barrel distortion. Sync the settings across multiple images and properly batch­-export photos to be composited in Photoshop.

3D Lighting Diagram Video

Learn how to balance a room’s ambient light with strobe light to create an image with more emphases on the subject. The included 3D Lighting Diagram Video explains all of the lighting and camera angles in detail so you can recreate this look easily.

Phlearn Custom Brush

Get the job done better and faster by using the right tools. Use the included Phlearn Custom Photoshop Brush to blend layers together seamlessly and even do light retouching. Once the brush is loaded into Photoshop, it’s yours forever and can be used on any image.


  1. This is an awesome picture. I have recently done a composite with a subject and a body of water that I have not yet seen anyone do on YouTube. I love to work with Photoshop and I am learning a lot everyday. I use my Photoshop 8 hrs a day to continue to learn and become the best I can be with no limits. I love your tutorials. thank you for being the greatest person you are AAron. I will purchase this tutorial but first I have to save up for that Wacom tablet.


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