Photographic Post-Production for Imagination

A course by Silvia Grav , Photographer

Photographer. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined November 2012

Learn professional techniques for creative retouching with Photoshop

  • 98% positive reviews (486)
  • 9204 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn professional techniques for creative retouching with Photoshop

A course by Silvia Grav

Silvia Grav—named by Flickr as one of the 20 best photographers in the world under the age of 20 and who currently works for brands such as HBO, Lexus, and Samsung—teaches you each of the photographic post-production processes and techniques that she has discovered by researching throughout her career.

These are basic retouching processes that, when combined, give rise to very interesting, dreamlike results. Learn to replicate some of the iconic elements in Silvia's photographs, such as the sharp contrasts between light and shadow, the use of smoke in the scenes, and the incorporation of elements from nature in portraits, to achieve an amazing effect.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 9 downloads

The photograph
6 minutes, 52 seconds
Search for textures
4 minutes, 20 seconds
Coat and wash masks
5 minutes, 45 seconds
8 minutes, 29 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (486)
  • 9204 students
  • 15 lessons (1h 32m)
  • 9 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

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

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for photographers, designers, post-producers, and creatives who want to learn the retouching process that Silvia Grav uses when editing her images.

Some of these processes are more complex and others are simpler, which is why this course is of interest to those who have mastered Photoshop and those who are just starting out.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Photoshop is recommended.


9204 Students
486 Reviews
98% Positive ratings
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Silvia Grav

A course by Silvia Grav

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

Silvia Grav has exhibited internationally and has had the opportunity to work for companies such as HBO, Lexus, Samsung, Elastic, and Droga 5, and has given workshops and lectures on her unique 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

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

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

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


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.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

If you're a Plus member, when you complete a course you've purchased, you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates.
Photographic Post-Production for Imagination. Photography, and Video course by Silvia Grav

Photographic Post-Production for Imagination

A course by Silvia Grav
Photographer. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined November 2012
  • 98% positive reviews (486)
  • 9204 students