Photo Composition for Artistic Portraits

A course by Krishna VR
Photographer. Zapopan, Mexico.
Joined April 2018
, Photographer

Learn to add fantasy and surrealism to your portrait photography with digital retouching in Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (2)
  • 84 students
Photo Composition for Artistic Portraits

Learn to add fantasy and surrealism to your portrait photography with digital retouching in Photoshop

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (2)
  • 84 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (2h 39m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Photo composition is a technique that enables you to bring your imagination to life in a photo. Join fine art and portrait photography expert Krishna VR and see how to make the most of your photo shoots to create compelling, storytelling images.

After showing you how to create photographs with an illustrative touch in Conceptual Self-Portrait Photography, Krishna is back to teach you how to design photo composition projects from start to finish in Photoshop. Learn how to add fantasy and surrealism to your portrait photography using basic materials and digital retouching.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Work behind a Good Photocomposition
  • U3
    U3. Production of the Project
  • U4
    U4. Final Touches
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by getting to know Krishna and see what inspires her photo composition artwork. She talks about her work, her favorite pieces, and gives you an overview of the course project.

Dive into photography theory and learn about the history and main features of photo composition and photomontage. Use these concepts to lay the groundwork for your project: develop your creative idea, photo style, and the story you want to tell. Then, prepare your materials and start taking photos.

Now it's time to bring your imagination to life. Learn how to select the right photos for your project and how to creatively use blend modes to combine elements in your composition. Create your final image by editing the physical features, the background, and the atmosphere.

Review tools and techniques you can use to give your work a professional look, including color and lighting adjustments and brushes for improved precision. Wrap up the course by seeing how to save your artwork in different formats depending on whether you want to print it, submit it, or share it on social media.

What is this course's project?

Create a composition with multiple characters using creative resources like stock images and your own photos.

Who is it for?

Anyone intrested in art, photography, or digital editing and who wants to create unique, compelling images.

What you need

Basic notions of photography and Photoshop are recommended.

The materials include a computer with Adobe Photoshop, a mouse or graphic tablet, a camera for photography, and a continuous artificial light or flash.


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Krishna VR

A course by Krishna VR


Krishna VR is a young Mexican photographer specialized in self-portraits and is known for her artwork that combines photography and hyper-realistic painting. By experimenting with scenography and creative post-production editing, she creates unique images that tell a story.

She won her first award at 17 years old in the Under 20 category at the Siena International Photography Awards. In her young career, she has already had her work on display in museums in Amsterdam, New York, Japan, and most notably, the Louvre in Paris where she participated in the Exposure Award Collection with her photo "Path of Destruction."


  • U1


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

    The Work behind a Good Photocomposition

    • Photocomposition an Photomontage
    • Proposals and Final Planning
    • Materials
    • Photoshoot
  • U3

    Production of the Project

    • Revealed
    • Cleaning and Blending
    • Initial Canvas and Composition
    • Skin Editing
    • Backgrounds and Setting
  • U4

    Final Touches

    • Brushes
    • Lighting and Color Management
    • Final Fixes
    • Storage and Display
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Photo Composition for Artistic Portraits

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Photo Composition for Artistic Portraits . A Photography, and Video course by Krishna VR

Photo Composition for Artistic Portraits

A course by Krishna VR
Photographer. Zapopan, Mexico.
Joined April 2018
  • 100% Positive reviews (2)
  • 84 students