Photographic Post-Production for Imagination

A course by Silvia Grav
Photographer. Los Ángeles, United States.
On Domestika since 11/06/2012
, Photographer

Learn professional techniques for creative retouching with Photoshop

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (339)
  • 6353 students
Photographic Post-Production for Imagination

Learn professional techniques for creative retouching with Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (339)
  • 6353 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (1h 32m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Silvia Grav - named by Flickr as one of the 20 best photographers in the world under the age of 20 and currently working for brands such as HBO, Lexus or Samsung - will teach you each of the processes and photographic postproduction techniques that she has discovered by investigating what throughout his career.

These are basic processes of retouching that, combined, give rise to very interesting results, like dreams. You will learn to replicate some of the iconic resources of Silvia's photographs such as the sharp contrasts between lights and shadows, the use of smoke in scenes or to combine elements of nature with portraits, always achieving a truly suggestive effect.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Decision making
  • U3
    U3. Photography and textures
  • U4
    U4. Postproduction
  • U5
    U5. Postproduction II: the drawing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start knowing the work and the influences of Silvia Grav in terms of postproduction and digital retouching.

Then Silvia will make you reflect on the decision making that occurs before facing any project. In this case, Silvia's work is more intuitive than reflective and, thanks to this process of self-analysis, you will define what kind of photographer you are.

Once you have the image, Silvia will teach you to add textures of different types: some to homogenize and others to give a new meaning to the photo.

Next, it will be time to discover Silvia's favorite Photoshop resources such as layer masks and brush washing. Thanks to these effects you can play, for example, with large white spots that leave your voice without a look or your characters.

You will also learn to mold with brushes twisting shapes, to "paint the light", mix textures or add and remove elements gaining narrative expressiveness based on building or destroying the original image.

Finally, you will learn to mix real image with drawing techniques giving wings to your imagination and getting to break down the barriers between the true and the invented.

What is this course's project?

At the end of the course you will choose a series of photographs (whether they are part of a personal, professional or fictitious project) and you will experiment with them applying the new ways of editing explained by Silvia.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To photographers, designers, retouchers and all those creatives who want to know the process of retouching that Silvia Grav uses when editing their images.

Some of these processes are more complex and others simpler, so this course is interesting both for those who dominate Photoshop, as for those who are just starting out.

What you need

It is advisable to have some basic basic knowledge of Photoshop.


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Silvia Grav

A course by Silvia Grav


Silvia Grav, born in Vizcaya in 1993, is a self-taught photographer. At age 19, shortly after leaving Fine Arts, Flickr included his work in the ranking "20 under 20", an award given to the 20 best photographers under 20 years of the world. That opportunity took her to the United States for the first time. Since then he has lived between Los Angeles, Madrid and New York.

Silvia Grav has been exposed internationally and has had the opportunity to work for companies such as HBO, Lexus, Samsung, Elastic or Drug 5 and given workshops and lectures on his peculiar experience as a young artist.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Decision making

    • Create, choose or propose a project
    • Choose a way to work. Or many. Or not choose anything.
  • U3

    Photography and textures

    • The photograph
    • Search for textures
  • U4


    • Coat and wash masks
    • Mold
    • Paint light
    • Mix of texture and image
    • Destroy and build
    • Add items
  • U5

    Postproduction II: the drawing

    • The brushes.
    • The preparation of the photograph
    • The drawing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Photographic postproduction for the imagination

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Photographic Post-Production for Imagination

A course by Silvia Grav
Photographer. Los Ángeles, United States.
On Domestika since 11/06/2012
  • 99% Positive reviews (339)
  • 6353 students