Art Direction and Still Life Composition

A course by Everything .Is
Art director and CGI artist. Salzburg, Austria.
Joined January 2014
, Art director and CGI artist

Create a CD cover by photographing day-to-day objects

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 78% positive reviews (46)
  • 890 students

Create a CD cover by photographing day-to-day objects

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 78% positive reviews (46)
  • 890 students
  • 11 lessons (1h 25m)
  • 7 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Become a charmer of objects, create a cover for a song by building a still life with everyday materials. In this Everything Studio course you will learn how to make a still life in 3D with elements of your environment, to then photograph it and apply a few simple touches to the computer. You will learn to see the world with different eyes and to take full advantage of inanimate objects.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Presentation
  • U2
    U2. The steps to follow
  • U3
    U3. Camera and action!
  • U4
    U4. Retouch
  • FP
    FP Final project
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We will begin with the conceptualization of the idea, we will learn to transform a song into images by making several sketches.

Next, we will go to collect objects and materials, apparently anodyne, that can give life to our still life. We will learn to assemble our composition and some tricks that help us improve and perfect our image.

To finish, we will go to the computer where we will make some adjustments, we will play with some effects and we will add the typography that best fits in our composition.

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at design lovers with a photographic approach (without going into details of photography) as a resource for composition and art direction. Also to all creative eyes with concern to give life to everyday objects and learn to make original still lifes with daring compositions.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of photography, Illustrator, Photoshop. You want to go out looking for all kinds of objects and, if necessary, dirty your hands a little.

Materials you need: A camera, a tripod, paper and pencil and, if you want, a computer to touch up the imperfections of the final image. The selected objects are in charge of your imagination.


890 Students
46 Reviews
78% Positive ratings

Everything .Is

A course by Everything .Is

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Art director and CGI artist

My name is Sergio de la Varga and, although I'm from Madrid, I live in Copenhagen working as a designer in Everything Studio. The truth is that I came to this design a bit by chance, I never imagined that I could live on this, but I've been 8 years. And I feel privileged!

I work creating images, mixing and exploring the way in which the Enlightenment, 3D and handicrafts can be intermingled as tools of artistic expression. I love to experiment and I enjoy thinking about ideas for images, fiddling with different things and materials and playing to dismantle and reconstruct ...

Oh! And I consider that the best invention of humanity is Ctrl + Z.


  • U1


    • Hello hi!
    • All the things that I like
  • U2

    The steps to follow

    • Where do we start? Conceptualization
    • From the idea to the paper
    • Collection of objects and location
  • U3

    Camera and action!

    • We check the materials
    • We set the stage
    • Some tricks
  • U4


    • We like imperfections, but not so much 1
    • We like imperfections, but not so much 2
    • We add the typography
  • FP

    Final project

    • Still life The Transgenics

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Art Direction and Still Life Composition. Photography, and Video course by Everything .Is

Art Direction and Still Life Composition

A course by Everything .Is
Art director and CGI artist. Salzburg, Austria.
Joined January 2014
  • 78% positive reviews (46)
  • 890 students