Creative Photomontage for Advertising

A course by Ricardo Salamanca , Art Director

Art Director. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined September 2018

Learn to create fantastic scenes through manipulation of digital images with Photoshop

  • 92% positive reviews (131)
  • 2347 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to create fantastic scenes through manipulation of digital images with Photoshop

A course by Ricardo Salamanca

One of the great advantages of photomontage is that it allows you to create incredible images, the only limit is your imagination! The designer and art director Ricardo Salamanca tests the possibilities of this creative medium in each of his works, creating fantastic images for advertising campaigns. This has earned him several awards at international festivals, such as bronze at Cannes and the Grand Prix of San Sebastian, New York, and London, and has opened the doors to collaborate with clients such as WWF, Librerías Gandhi, Amnesty International, and PlayStation.

In this online course, learn to create and edit images using visual language. Through the photomontage technique, erase the limits of communication, art, and design, creating surprising images that help open people's minds.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 8 downloads

  • 92% positive reviews (131)
  • 2347 students
  • 21 lessons (1h 35m)
  • 8 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a fictional and incredible image from other images using the photomontage techniques that you learn during the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, photographers, publicists, visual communicators, and any professional or amateur interested in learning how to create incredible compositions from digital images.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of design is recommended.

Regarding the materials, you need drawing material to sketch, a computer with Adobe Photoshop, and access to digital images with which to create your compositions.


2347 Students
131 Reviews
92% Positive ratings

Ricardo Salamanca

A course by Ricardo Salamanca

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Art Director

Ricardo Salamanca is an illustrator and designer. He has won more than twenty awards in his native Chile and abroad: bronze in Cannes, the Grand Prix of San Sebastián, New York, and London, among others. He began studying design and his first professional job was at the Ogilvy advertising agency, later he worked as an illustrator at Leo Burnett, where he spent 14 years and finally decided to found his own studio: Salamagica.

Salamagica is a CGI and photo production studio specializing in advertising that works with agencies, clients, and independent producers around the world. They always seek to innovate and incorporate new and old methods to create unique pieces that range from classic hand and airbrush illustrations to 3D modeling.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • CGI, what is it?
    • Advantages of being able to make your own images
  • U2

    Basic concepts of art and visual communication

    • Speak with images: optimization and synthesis to start communicating
    • Importance of selecting images and creating a sketch before starting
    • Main photo selection and corrections before assembly
    • Selection of secondary photos and details
  • U3

    Mounting photos on the sketch

    • Correction according to color: what tools should we use
    • Match texture and grain of photos to achieve realism when integrating
    • Correction and creation of perspective
    • Light
    • Shadow
  • U4

    Work of the main photo

    • Adjust color, brightness and shadows for the main photo
    • Secondary elements and their relationship in the message
    • Construction of the fund
    • Correction of lights (color) in the complete composition
    • Shadow correction
    • File order
  • U5

    Final adjustment

    • Address the Mood
    • Final integration using photographic grain layer
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creative photomontage for advertising

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Creative Photomontage for Advertising. Photography, and Video course by Ricardo Salamanca

Creative Photomontage for Advertising

A course by Ricardo Salamanca
Art Director. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined September 2018
  • 92% positive reviews (131)
  • 2347 students