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Secrets of Photomontage and Creative Retouching

A course by Carles Marsal
Graphic Designer and Visual Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2013
, Graphic Designer and Visual Artist

Learn professional techniques for composition, retouching and lighting for photographs

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.9K)
  • 40054 students

Learn professional techniques for composition, retouching and lighting for photographs



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.9K)
  • 40054 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 45m)
  • 7 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever


Carles Marsal, graphic designer specialized in matte painting, shows you the professional techniques and tricks he uses to seamlessly mesh different elements in a photomontage and create highly realistic works of art.

Learn how to put together a compelling composition, blend and retouch all the elements, and give your projects an authentic look that will trick even the sharpest eye using the arsenal of photomontage tools Carles puts at your disposal.

In this course, immerse yourself in the world of photo retouching and put your skills to the test working with layers, masks, and brushes in Photoshop. If you'd like an introduction to this technique, try Carles's first course Matte Painting: Creating Photorealistic Worlds where he teaches you how to create imaginary worlds with a photorealistic finish from scratch.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. I'm Carles, let's meet!
  • U2
    U2. Composition is everything
  • U3
    U3. Everything in its place
  • U4
    U4. The scene comes to life
  • U5
    U5. It does not seem real, it's real!
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet your teacher, Carles Marsal. Get to know his photomontage work and see some of his biggest influences and sources of inspiration.

Next, Carles explains how to begin composing an image based on your idea and where to find basic graphic content for your project.

Once you've compiled your material, discover how to “remove the excess and add what's missing” using selection tools, vanishing points, and some of Carles's professional tricks.

Now it's time to bring your image to life. Learn how to apply retouching techniques, make adjustments, and add color. Finally, Carles teaches you how to work with natural and artificial lighting to give your scene a realistic look and a spectacular finish.

What is this course's project?

Carry out your own photomontage project from start to finish or improve on one that's already been done using the new skills and techniques you learn during the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, designers, retouchers, digital artists, matte painters, concept artists, photographers, graphic designers, and anyone interested in learning Carles Marsal’s creative process.

Requirements and materials

A working knowledge of Photoshop as well as layers, selection tools, masks, and brushes are needed for this course. Your teacher explains how to apply each of these concepts throughout the course, so basic knowledge and a quick learning capacity are more than enough to follow along.

The only materials you need are a computer with Photoshop, photographic resources, and the desire to create stunning art. A graphics tablet is also recommended, but not essential.


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Carles Marsal

A course by Carles Marsal

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Graphic Designer and Visual Artist

Carles Marsal is a graphic designer and visual artist who works with a wide variety of national and international clients on graphic design, retouching, and illustration projects. He also teaches courses and seminars as an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor of Photoshop, as well as conferences as an Adobe Influencer.

His projects have been featured in publications like Photoshop Magazine, Belio Magazine, Abduzeedo, Kuvva, and Desktopography, and at events such as Barcelona Creative, Blanc Festival, and Adobe Creative Days.

If you enjoyed this course and want more, learn how to create incredible landscapes with Photoshop in Carles Marsal's course Matte Painting: Creating Photorealistic Worlds.


Content

  • U1

    I'm Carles, let's meet!

    • Presentation
    • Inspirational influences
  • U2

    Composition is everything

    • Idea and composition
    • Preparing the base material
  • U3

    Everything in its place

    • Remove what is left over
    • Add what is missing
    • Accommodating elements through vanishing points I
    • Accommodating elements through vanishing points II
    • Selecting the inseleccionable
  • U4

    The scene comes to life

    • Retouching and corrections
    • Applying a color palette
  • U5

    It does not seem real, it's real!

    • Natural and artificial lighting I
    • Natural and artificial lighting II
    • Secrets for a spectacular finish
  • FP

    Final project

    • Secrets of photomontage and creative retouching

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Secrets of Photomontage and Creative Retouching. Photography, and Video course by Carles Marsal Best seller

Secrets of Photomontage and Creative Retouching

A course by Carles Marsal
Graphic Designer and Visual Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2013
  • 99% positive reviews (1.9K)
  • 40054 students