Fine Art Compositing with Photoshop CC
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Fine Art Compositing with Photoshop CC

Express your conceptual vision and master Photoshop skills
4.6 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,304 students enrolled
Created by Kasia Zmokla
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand and apply the most powerful Photoshop tool - The Curves
  • Create precise selections and modify them
  • Work efficiently with Masks
  • Combine various elements to create a Collage effect
  • Perform Color and Luminosity Adjustments
  • Express your own unique artistic vision with the use of presented techniques
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  • Ideally Photoshop CC, trial free version is more than enough.
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is necessary, I will explain all the techniques in a simple way
  • We will work with high quality images provided as supplementary materials to help you move on even faster!

Brand New! Release: November 2016

Welcome to my course “Fine Art Compositing with Photoshop CC”!

This course focuses on creating from scratch a composite artwork inspired by the beauty of Art Nouveau portraits painted at the end of the 19th century. To achieve harmonious result and maintain at the same time the fine art sensibility I have blended a contemporary digital portrait with stylised vintage botanic elements.

We will be working with Photoshop’s most powerful tools such as curves, blend modes and masks. The practice includes creating precise selections, luminosity and color adjustments and gradient light effects. You are totally free to repeat more difficult steps to polish your skills and revisit particular videos to refresh your knowledge when needed.

My aim is to ignite your inspiration by showing that starting with a simple photo you can create a spectacular composite image. Don't limit yourself - use your imagination!

When you join me in the course you will get instant access to a high quality portrait and the vector vintage botanic illustration which we will use as a base during the hands-on part of the course. You will get the original files and final versions with all editable Photoshop layers included.

Working with the supporting materials is an extremely effective way to master Photoshop techniques. They allow you to start the course immediately with no time wasted on research and preparations.

Even if you don’t have experience with Photoshop you will be able to follow me along and starting with simple techniques you will gradually build up your skills.

Join me and let’s together unlock hidden potential in your photographs. See you inside the course!


Who is the target audience?
  • Take this course if you want to learn in detail powerful and flexible Photoshop techniques to improve your photos
  • Take this course if you are an artist and would like to introduce digital techniques in your creative process
  • Take this course if you want to learn how to create digital artwork that sells well on image stocks like Sutterstock, iStock, Alamy and others
  • Take this course if you want to develop artistic skills in fields of creative photo processing
  • Take this course if you love art & photography!
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Introduction - welcome!
1 Lecture 03:07

This video contains short introduction to the course.

Preview 03:07
Enter the Magic World of Photo Compositing
10 Lectures 01:36:16

In this video we will start working on the composite and we will isolate model from the background with the Photoshop Pen Tool.

Isolating Model from the Background - Pen Tool

In this video we will focus on refining the mask with the Brush Tool.

Preview 07:17

In this video we will introduce the vintage vector illustrations to the digital photo and we will create a floral background for the composite.

Building Floral Background

In this video we will continue adding vector elements to the composite - we will focus on creating a head decor. We will be working with Marquee Tool, Move Tool and we will practice applying various Transformations.

Creating the Head Decor

In this video, once we have all compositing elements in place, we will start refining the image. This clip focuses on targetted Luminosity Adjustments.

Model - Luminosity Adjustments

In this video we will introduce to the composite the blue back light.

The Back Light

In this video we will enhance color of model's lips and eyes - working with the Brush and Blend Modes.

Lips and Eyes Color Enhancement

In this clip we will work further on blending the model with the new floral background. We will use tools such as Brush and Masks.

Blending Model with the Background

In this video you will learn how to create a fantastic light effect with Photoshop Gradient Fill Layer. Once you learn this technique you will be able to introduce limitless color and light variations to your images. Don't skip this lesson! :)

Retro Light Effect

In this video we will polish our final artwork. We will add few final adjustments and selective sharpening.

Final Touches
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2 Lectures 00:58
Supporting materials

Bonus Lecture: Take It To The Next Level!
About the Instructor
Kasia Zmokla
4.5 Average rating
745 Reviews
35,199 Students
16 Courses
(MFA) Artist, Graphic Designer and Photographer 20 yrs exp

Digital Art | Photography | Photoshop | Graphic Design

My name is Kasia Zmokla and I am very excited that you are reading this!

I teach in the Digital Art area on Udemy. I want you to be confident that I can deliver the best training there is, so below is some of my background in the Digital Art Field.

Professional Background

Professionally, I am a digital artist, graphic designer and a photographer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. That consists of working full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer.

I have received formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

Along the way I have learnt best industry practices and developed my own creative techniques. If you are curious about my portfolio, feel free to have a look at the commercial design work and personal projects in the last Section of this Course.

My Fine Art photography prints are available at several international fine art galleries, amongst others at Asia Contemporary Art Buyer and Saatchi Art. I am an active contributor at many stock agencies including the prestigious world’s largest stock photo collection - Alamy and Stockimo.

I have also self published three photo books with Blurb.

Links to my professional portfolio are available in the last Lecture of the Course.


To sum up, I am absolutely and utterly passionate about photography and Digital Art and I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you!