Learn to create hyper-realistic photocompositions full of action and dynamics
The work of Mario Olvera - photographer and digital artist, with extensive professional experience in the world of photo retouching - is strongly influenced by film and video games. His compositions, hyperrealist, are full of details and bright colors.
In this course, Mario will teach you how to use Photoshop tools creatively. You will learn new and surprising techniques of retouching and visual effects that will help you make a leap of quality to your designs and photographs but, above all, to your photocompositions. You will know new ways to make realistic photocompositions with a kinematic touch integrating, in a natural way, all kinds of visual effects.
What's included in this course?
You will start knowing the work and influences of Mario Olvera. Afterwards, it will show you what criteria you use to choose the photographs you use in your photomontages.
Then, it will reveal some of the techniques and tricks used to cut the figures and how the composition is proposed. You will see how to work with guides that will help you when considering perspective, build your stage and add lighting sources from different photographs.
You will discover the importance of color correction and learn to apply it to integrate, completely and naturally, all the elements that make up your final composition. To give you the final details, you will use the technique of dodge & burn, which allows you to enhance and create photo volumes through the application of light and shadow.
You will use the adjustment layers to add spectacular visual effects and create action-packed dynamic images, including elements such as fire, particles and light effects.
To finish, Mario will teach you how to export your images to share them digitally.
What is this course project about?
You will create a hyperrealistic composition with Darth Vader as the protagonist. Mario will give you the guidelines and several photographs with different poses of the character so that you have a starting point.
Who is it for?
Photographers, designers, illustrators, concept artists, artists from the film industry, videogames or advertising and any creative looking to develop new digital retouching skills with Photoshop.
It is advisable to have basic knowledge of Photoshop (be familiar with the adjustment layers, masks, blending modes and clipping masks), although Mario will explain many of these tools during the course.
With respect to the materials, you will need a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed and it is recommended that you also have a graphic tablet. For the photographic material do not worry, Mario will share with you the necessary images in high resolution so that you can carry out your final project.
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The photo retouching is the medium in which Mario Olvera moves like a fish in water. With almost a decade of experience, working for clients such as Tecate, Neutrogena or Banorte and the great dedication he puts into his personal projects, he has become a professional of photomontage, which has attracted the attention of Adobe, making him the first Latin American in presenting your work as the cover of your website.
Science fiction, video games and fantastic cinema are the referents that most inspire Olvera when creating his photomontages, characterized by his hyperrealism, bright colors and countless details.