Advanced Photomontage in Photoshop: Create Imaginary Worlds

A course by Nick Pedersen
Photographer and Digital Artist. Salt Lake City, United States.
Joined February 2020
, Photographer and Digital Artist

Learn how to create a digital collage by designing an atmospheric scene using advanced editing techniques with great accuracy and attention to detail

  • 103 students
  • Audio: English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to create a digital collage by designing an atmospheric scene using advanced editing techniques with great accuracy and attention to detail



  • Available from August 9, 2022
  • 103 students
  • 27 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

Imagine being able to recreate the universes we get a glimpse of in our dreams. Thanks to software like Photoshop and editing techniques like photomontage, designing these imagined worlds is made possible. Digital artist Nick Pedersen is here to teach you how to create a digital collage by compositing images and editing them to make your design realistic.

In this online course, learn to create an imaginary and atmospheric scene using digital collage and advanced Photoshop techniques. Explore the software’s tools and discover how to design a virtual yet believable landscape using your own images.

This course is a continuation of Nick’s previous course at Domestika, as he goes more in depth into his techniques. In his first course, he teaches you the basics of digital collage, composition, and visual effects in Photoshop.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Laying the Groundwork
  • U3
    U3. Setting the Stage
  • U4
    U4. Crafting an Image
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Nick Pedersen, photographer, digital artist, illustrator, and your teacher for this course. Hear about his creative journey, which took him from photographing the deserts of Utah to capturing the Northern Lights in Iceland. He also shares his most influential artistic references that have inspired his worked.

Get an overview of Nick’s artistic process, and hear about how he uses photography to shape his compositing and photomontages. Learn about composition and light, and how these elements can be used to create depth.

Learn how to give structure to your image by creating a landscape, adding detail, and incorporating shadows for realism. Discover how to create the illusion of depth and perspective as you explore lighting, shading, blending, and coloring techniques. Nick then shows you how to fill the frame with foreground elements.

Next, Nick walks you through incorporating narrative imagery, overlays, and visual effects. He also shows you how to work on alternate versions, like turning our daytime scene into night, and adding characters and finishing touches to complete our image.

What is this course's project?

Create a detailed digital collage of an imaginary yet believable world, using original photos or stock images.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn to make a digital collage, from intermediate Photoshop users to professional designers and illustrators.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Photoshop is necessary.

To take this course, you need access to Photoshop, and a digital camera if you wish to use your own photographs. A graphics tablet is recommended.


Nick Pedersen

A course by Nick Pedersen

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Photographer and Digital Artist

Nick Pedersen is a photo-based digital artist and illustrator whose work primarily focuses on nature and environmental issues. He holds a photography degree and an MFA in Digital Arts from Pratt Institute in New York. His artwork has been featured in galleries across the USA and internationally, including at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Paradigm Gallery, and Arch Enemy Arts.

He has published two artist books featuring his long-term personal projects, Sumeru and Ultima. His award-winning images have allowed him to work on commercial projects for companies like Adobe, Patagonia, and the Nature Conservancy. His work has also been featured in publications like Vogue, Create Magazine, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Photoshop User, and After Capture.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • About Me
  • U2

    Laying the Groundwork

    • Photography for Compositing
    • Drafting an Environment 1
    • Drafting an Environment 2
    • Composition and Light 1
    • Composition and Light 2
  • U3

    Setting the Stage

    • Building an Imagined World 1
    • Building an Imagined World 2
    • Creating Depth and Detail 1
    • Creating Depth and Detail 2
    • Creating Depth and Detail 3
    • Foreground Framing 1
    • Foreground Framing 2
  • U4

    Crafting an Image

    • Storytelling Elements 1
    • Storytelling Elements 2
    • Alternative Versions 1
    • Alternative Versions 2
    • Alternative Versions 3
    • Completing the Vision 1
    • Completing the Vision 2
    • Completing the Vision 3
  • FP

    Final project

    • Advanced Photomontage in Photoshop: Create Imaginary Worlds

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Advanced Photomontage in Photoshop: Create Imaginary Worlds. Photography, and Video course by Nick Pedersen

Advanced Photomontage in Photoshop: Create Imaginary Worlds

A course by Nick Pedersen
Photographer and Digital Artist. Salt Lake City, United States.
Joined February 2020
  • 103 students