Photomontage in Photoshop: Create a Futuristic Universe

A course by Diogo Sampaio
Matte Painter and Concept Artist. Porto, Portugal.
Joined May 2020
, Matte Painter and Concept Artist

Master the digital tools needed to compose a scene inspired by science fiction aesthetics

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (34)
  • 459 students
Photomontage in Photoshop: Create a Futuristic Universe

Master the digital tools needed to compose a scene inspired by science fiction aesthetics


Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (34)
  • 459 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (2h 11m)
  • Available from the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course


Science fiction photomontages have the power to awaken our senses by bringing unreal scenes closer to reality. Concept artist and matte painting expert Diogo Sampaio is a master at creating digital photomontages in Adobe Photoshop. Diogo has captured the attention of audiences around the world and clients like Adobe, Asus, and The Rolling Stones with his surreal futuristic universes.

In this course, Diogo teaches you how to create a futuristic photomontage in Photoshop from scratch combining different images and concepts. Streamline your workflow and learn basic composition, light, and color techniques so you can transform your imagination into a digital work of art.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to Photoshop's perspective and environment
  • U3
    U3. Photomontage process
  • U4
    U4. Image Finishing
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet your teacher Diogo Sampaio who tells you about his professional experience in photomontages and his passion for surreal effects. He also introduces you to the major artists that have influenced his work and gives you a course overview before diving into the theory.
Start by creating a mood board with science fiction images to use as references for your project. Learn the basic notions of perspective, horizontal lines, and vanishing points.

Next, review concepts on image composition and see how to use the rule of thirds to give your final project a professional look. Step into the digital side of things and learn how to use Photoshop and optimize your workflow using the right photomontage tools.

Then, apply what you've learned to compose your final project. Position all your elements in the same perspective to create a believable image. Cut out and insert the image focal point into your project applying gradients and matching colors to give it the most realistic look possible. Play with light and shadows to enhance those realistic effects.

Finish your project by retouching your image in Adobe Camera Raw. As a last step, create a layer breakdown to showcase your creative process from start to finish and export your work as a GIF.

What is this course's project?

Create a photomontage inspired by futuristic and science fiction aesthetics Bring your creation to life using several photographs of urban landscapes and a protagonist.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

People who love photo editing and want to build a solid set of skills to create professional images. It's also perfect for anyone interested in taking their first steps into the world of photomontages in Photoshop.

What you need

To take this course, you need a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and a computer with Photoshop CC installed (you can download the free trial version from the Adobe website). The teacher also recommends a graphic tablet, but it's not necessary.


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Diogo Sampaio

A course by Diogo Sampaio

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Matte Painter and Concept Artist

Diogo Sampaio is a Portuguese artist with a major talent for creating realistic settings in highly unlikely scenes. Diogo has thousands of followers on social media and is a leading photomontage artist with clients from around the world like Asus, The Rolling Stones, and Imagine Dragons.

He's a master of photo editing and surrealism and his work can be found on hundreds of industry websites like Adobe, Adobe Stock, Creative Cloud, and Photoshop. He is currently working on several projects at Glimpse VFX in Lisbon and collaborating with brands like Mercedes Benz doing what he does best: creating highly realistic digital scenes.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    Introduction to Photoshop's perspective and environment

    • Elaboration of the mood board
    • Notions of perspective, horizon line and vanishing point 1
    • Notions of perspective, horizon line and vanishing point 2
    • Image composition and three-thirds rule
    • Photoshop Tools
  • U3

    Photomontage process

    • Putting the elements in the same perspective
    • Cutout of the main element for its integration 1
    • Cutout of the main element for its integration 2
    • Color Grading and Color Match
    • Painting light and shadows to increase realism
  • U4

    Image Finishing

    • Final finishing touches required
    • Creation of Layer Breakdown and its export
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Photomontage in Photoshop: Create a Futuristic Universe

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Photomontage in Photoshop: Create a Futuristic Universe. A Photography, and Video course by Diogo Sampaio

Photomontage in Photoshop: Create a Futuristic Universe

A course by Diogo Sampaio
Matte Painter and Concept Artist. Porto, Portugal.
Joined May 2020
  • 97% Positive reviews (34)
  • 459 students