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Review: Phlearn PRO Fashion Trip

By Anthony Thurston on March 20th 2013

As a student of photography I am always looking for new and interesting ways to do things, always trying to stay up to date with the latest techniques. A great way to do that is by keeping a healthy diet of tutorials and demonstrations.

One such Tutorial that you may want to checkout is this recent tutorial by Phlearn Pro titled Fashion Trip. It is a intermediate level tutorial where Aaron Nace takes you on a thorough demonstration of adding color and creating images that stand out from the crowd.

The Basics

Website: Phlearn
Title: Fashion Trip
Run Time: 1.50 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: $14.99 on sale (regularly $24.99)

What you Get

The full size of the ZIP download that you receive after you purchase the course is 609MB and includes all of the files required to follow along with the tutorial videos which are also included in the download. The tutorial itself is broken up into two video files, the first running 1 hour and 11 minutes, and the second running about 41 minutes.
Full download contents are:

  • Video Parts 1 & 2
  • Tutorial Images
  • Textures
  • Fashion Trip Brush


My Thoughts

This was a great tutorial, though I would probably class this more as a demonstration – rather than a tutorial. The sorts of tutorials that I am used to give you set instructions that you can follow (example: set Gaussian blur to 225 and then set the layer opacity to .5), but this tutorial (possibly due to its PRO designation) was all him showing and talking about doing things rather than giving set instructions for you to follow. There is nothing wrong with this, just if you are looking for step by step instructions to recreate the images shown on his site you will be disappointed.

I was able to grasp the concepts that he was talking about and really feel like I came away with some new things that I had not thought about before. I was expecting to have to take this tutorial in chunks, given its length but it was exactly the opposite. Once I was able to dedicate the time to sit down and watch the video time seemed to fly bye.

It was also great to gain some great insights into the Master LAB Mode, working with textures, and editing in 16bit mode. I highly recommend this tutorial for anyone looking to spice up their creative editing skills. You can’t go wrong with this tutorial or any tutorial on Phlearn for that matter.

Click Here to go to the tutorial page

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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