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"Thank you for the tutorials. They were very
helpful. In fact, I have gotten so good now that Walgreen's stopped
printing my photographs saying that they look too professional and I
need a photographer's release form."
striving to become a self-employed digital photographer, ...I found
this to be a perfect alternative, with some stunning
"I had to write to say how
great the videos are!!!...Oh boy, do you make extractions easy!
Thank you! I think your way is much smarter than chromakey, it
avoids all the yucky green reflections & spill on the model that
make them look sick."
"The tutorial on extracting an
image including wispy hair is awesome! I have asked three "pros" how
this can be done. I was told, respectively "It's very difficult";
"That's a job for graphic designers"; and finally "You can do it,
but you'll have to buy a graphics tablet and it will take you
~Ken Byrne, Melbourne,
"I just purchased your
tutorials a few days ago and just had to share this story with you.
I have enclosed my "success" picture for you to see. It
is my first attempt at using your techniques to extract a subject
from a background. (As you can see, the female has the wispy
hair which is so very troublesome.)
Anyway, when I got done
with the photo, I uploaded it (along with a few others I did) to a
local Walgreen's, as I was anxious to see how they looked printed
About fifteen minutes after I did so, they called me to
tell me that they could not print my photos off because they were
I was so flattered, but explained that I had
done the pictures in Photoshop. The woman on the phone with doubt in
her voice said, "Photoshop?" Then she proceeded to tell
me that I would have to sign a waiver saying that they were not
I just want to THANK YOU again for
helping someone like me learn such valuable techniques. They really
work! I hope you will share more of your knowledge with
us in the future. I really enjoy the way you explain
yourself in your tutorials so easily! You're the BEST!!!!
"I am a bilingual social
studies teacher and I take pictures as a hobby. I take
hundreds of photos all over the High School where I work. You see I
kind of help with the yearbook. I had been working with backdrops
but was stuck with the hair problem. Some of my students would
complain because I was cutting their hair or redoing it....cause I
couldn't find a way to fix it. You came just in time to remedy
my problem and I personally want to thank you for making things very
and I mean very easy to follow on your tutorials ...specially the
hair. Ha-ha! I had to laugh. I hope to someday be able to teach the
basics and who knows perhaps and intermediate class for my high
school students. By the way they love the penciling effect photos
and they can't believe when I tell them how easy it is to do. Of
course thanks to YOU! Now I have all my wall, in school, full of
photos and I mean gooood looking portraits. I wish you the best and
hope you can come up with more of your excellent tutorials. Please
let me know as soon as something else comes up. I will be your
number one customer. By the way, now I am truly beginning to pay
more attention to PHOTOSHOP...I used to be very aggravated with it.
I'm dedicating about 2 or 3 hours per day to it. I can at least see
a finished product now!!!"
"I just used the
information found in your e-book, "How To Make Your Own Digital
Backgrounds" for the first time. Wow! This is the exact tool I have
been looking for at just the right time. I have been doing portrait
photography (amateur) for many years now, and am learning to use
Photoshop 7. I have many portraits whose backgrounds just didn't
look right. With your information, I am now able to construct
perfect backgrounds for all my digital photos. Many thanks for the
e-book. It is well worth the purchase price!"
"You're right it took me less than five
minutes to go through the process. I am new to digital imaging
especially using Photoshop so a step by step procedure (meaning what
key to press) is really helpful. The procedure is concise and to the
point. It doesn't stray like other procedural books that I have
"First of all let me say
what a fantastic video, a very informative film with very clear and
precise instructions so even a novice Photoshop user like me had no
trouble hiding it. I had seen the extract method before but your
explanation as you carried out the task and method I thought was
brilliant, and a lot easier to follow than just a plain old
Your digital backdrops methods are second to none,
after spending 5 minutes quickly running through your detailed
instructions, I had created a digital backdrop, with hotspot. Now at
leisure I can make any colors I want without having to go through
the process again, although it doesn't really matter as a matter of
5 minutes and you can create a whole new one.
striving to become a self employed digital photographer, but not too
excited about spending large amounts of money on muslin backdrops
etc and portrait background, I found this to be a perfect
alternative, with some stunning results."
" Although I was a little wary about ordering
something what I've already learn how to make backgrounds to look
more like studio. But your video is worth every penny. I have had to
work more time trying to make my cutout not to look pasted. You
really have cut my time way less than I expected. Thank you for
putting light on that subject and I called it "one of my $1000
secret tips!" LOL. People asked how I do it and I just zip my lips
seal. Once again, thank you!"
"I love your process for
making digital backgrounds! It's much easier than others I've seen.
I'm able to create one in about 1 minute. Whereas, by doing the
other way I've been taught, I would spend almost 10 minutes (that
doesn't include the time it takes to remember how to do
"I have just read your E-book
on how to create digital backdrops... It is well laid out, and I
found the instructions easy to follow... I use Adobe CS and all the
steps worked as described...
I found this E-book to be a very
informative and sound basis for creating quick and professional
looking backdrops... Please inform me if you produce any more in the
"I just completed the tutorial. I found it
to be a very good trick. It is all that is advertised. I used PS CS,
but had no trouble with the instructions. I very much like all the
short cuts you added, this is what makes it go so
"I want to tell you that these videos are
fabulous. I concur that I have had Adobe 7 for four years and
couldn't tell the tail from the head even until today. Your
tutorials lessons have made me feel like a genius in about an
hour. Thank you for your ability to relate these tools
and how they operate in the simplest form possible."
"I've been using
your digital enhancement tutorials since I received them yesterday
and love them! You did a wonderful job narrating them and I look
forward to seeing more! Please be sure to put my name on your
"I do have to
say that these videos are an exceptional tool that I could never
find anywhere else!! Anyone who intends on using Photoshop should
strongly consider investing in your videos. You definitely get
straight to the point and speak in layman's terms. You can't beat
the cost of the videos, either. The videos pay for themselves just
after the first couple of satisfied clients. You actually spell it
out better than the "Photoshop for Dummies" books. I love that you
are directed for the portrait photographer! The books and manuals
cover to broad of a spectrum. I just can't express my gratitude
"I just wanted to
say how much I love these videos. I have had Photoshop for awhile
and had no idea how to really use it. Now I can do some really neat
things. Thank you so much for making it so easy. It was worth every
"How do I say
thank you? I am trying to open a small studio in my home. I have not
felt like I was ready to advertise although others like my
portraits. Now I feel as though I am ready to begin on my journey.
Please let me know when you have additional tutorials. It was well
worth the money and I enjoyed learning from you. I have read books
on Photoshop but did not learn from them the things you have taught.
God bless and may you have great success.
wanted to let you know something. Your tutorial was the single best
Photoshop lesson I have ever had. It was simple, to the point, easy
to understand and just awesome. I truly hope you will do more videos
exploring more ways to use Photoshop with photos. I have seen too
many that focus on graphics and not enough on photos. Yours was
exactly what I was looking for and more. And please, if you come out
with ANY new videos, I would LOVE to get an email as I will be one
of the first to buy it.
"I love the
videos that you have done, They have helped me more than you could
know. I would like to know if you are going to be doing some more, I
hope you are considering more.... I know there are many people who
feel like I do... Your videos are by far the best....Thank you for
helping people like myself."
the BEST! I am a VERY big fan. Please let me know if you make
more...I want them ALL. I learn from you better than anyone I've
ever been taught from."
are a legend, keep up the good work."
your new videos!!! They are absolutely OUTSTANDING!!! I
learned what I learned up to now from trial and error and a few
online tutorials here and there. But your video tips are very
well organized, EASY to follow, and each had something new for me to
add to my photo editing toolbox. The next best thing about
your tips is that they save me a TON of time vs. what I used to do
before!!! WOW - neat stuff!!!
I am GLAD I invested in
"I would like to
start off by saying that I am not a professional photographer, or an
extremely experienced person on computers, just someone who really
enjoys photography and being able to edit my own pictures! With that
said, I recently purchased Photoshop Newbie??s and could not be
happier! The videos are easy to follow and I am learning very fast
just by following Fabian! I had looked into taking a Photoshop
course and if you have also you will know how expensive it is just
to take the beginner's course, with Fabian??s detailed videos I
personally believe that you learn just as much if not more and you
have the videos as reference as well!
I highly recommend
purchasing these to anyone who is interested in making beautiful
pictures! Thank you so much Fabian for your easy to follow videos
and I am hoping that you continue to make a lot more for me to
"I just bought your tutorials,
and I wanted to email you and tell you how much I have enjoyed
them. I am a newbie at Photoshop, but I do have a fair
knowledge of it, and your tutorials have really opened my eyes to
even more opportunities to use with the power of Photoshop. I
am a firm believer, from past experience, that you can learn so much
more, and so much faster, from watching a tutorial versus reading a
how to book. It is a shame that people would pass up your
teachings, not knowing what they are missing. Thanks for some
fantastic training devoted to photographers".
"I am from Gibraltar a
British Coloney situated at the most southern point of
Just to let you know that I
have bought Digital Backgrounds and it is the best
tutorial Photoshop tips that I have seen for quite some
It is incredible how easy
you make it happen, and the best of all is, it is so easy to follow
Thank you very much, your
help has really improved my photography.
"I recently purchased your
video, etc. for extraction and creating digital backgrounds. I have
attempted to do work like this previously with disappointing
results. I have to say that your instructional program is
OUTSTANDING. Thank you. I don't usually get this excited about
a product, even if I am truly impressed, but I had to let you know
how pleased I am with your work. I can't wait to try the pencil
I thought $47.00 was a
little pricey, but when I saw the results in just my first try I
know the program was well worth it."