Artistic Photography Compositing

A course by Carlos Herrejón
Visual Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2017
, Visual Artist

Come up with creative concepts and learn how to apply them to your photography composition's narrative

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% Positive reviews (68)
  • 973 students
Artistic Photography Compositing

Come up with creative concepts and learn how to apply them to your photography composition's narrative

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% Positive reviews (68)
  • 973 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (1h 48m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

To create a powerful photo composite, as with any artistic work, you have to take into account certain factors and follow a creative process. Many people believe that everything lies in good postproduction but, for visual artist Carlos Herrejón, the previous phases of conceptualization and preproduction are equally important and the key to his well-known photo composites.

In this course, professor Carlos Herrejón will teach you how to make an artistic photographic composite, from his creative and narrative conception, preproduction, photographic shoots, editing, and final compositing.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Let's meet
  • U2
    U2. Let's get creative: Working the concept
  • U3
    U3. It's time to take pictures
  • U4
    U4. Let's do magic
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You'll meet Carlos, who will talk to you about his photo compositing projects and some of his influences.

You'll start by doing some practical exercises to generate creative ideas and translating them into concepts, and then turning them into images with a solid narrative.

Next, Carlos will give you some tips for when you go to take the pictures. He will show you how to carry out a photoshoot and will walk you through the materials you’ll need to do it.

Once the photos are taken, you'll start doing magic with Adobe Photoshop and you'll see the necessary tools to create your own artistic photo compositings.

You'll make a selection of the best photos for your final project and edit them. Then you'll get to know the shortcuts of the tools you are going to use the most. You'll learn to master object trimming, in addition to some tips on the treatment of hair and skin for photo compositings.

You'll see the keys to assemble all of your image’s elements and you'll perform a brief color correction process. Then, you'll give life to your image by working the lights and shadows. Finally, you'll see different finishes that will help you find your own style and that will give personality to your future compositings.

What is this course's project?

You'll create a photo composite, from the idea to the production, of an artistic image with simple resources that will help you make your own pieces.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for all photo compositing enthusiasts who wish to create artistic or conceptual works with simple tools, and for professionals who want to give a conceptual and artistic touch to their photographs or those of their clients.

What you need

You'll need to have basic photography skills, and knowing how to handle a DSLR camera and Adobe Photoshop. As for materials, you'll need a camera and a tripod, a computer with Photoshop installed, and a graphic tablet or mouse.


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Carlos Herrejón

A course by Carlos Herrejón

Visual Artist

Carlos Herrejón is a visual artist specialized in photography and photo compositings of fine art and conceptual art, although he is also an ad creative and a designer, so he combines his knowledge in various commercial projects and for specific clients.

He participates in exhibitions and sells his photographic works as certified limited edition prints. In 2016 he won a national photography contest in Mexico and represented his country in the 2017 World Cup of Photography, where he won seventh place worldwide in the commercial category and has been a national finalist for 3 consecutive years.


  • U1

    Let's meet

    • Presentation
    • Influences and inspiration
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Let's get creative: Working the concept

    • Question as a child (Looking for the concept)
    • Brainstorm (landing the concept)
    • Narrative of our image
  • U3

    It's time to take pictures

    • Tips and materials to consider before shooting
    • How the shooting was done
  • U4

    Let's do magic

    • Selection of shots and development
    • Saving time: the shortcuts we will use the most
    • Preparing everything for the composition
    • Arming and color correction
    • Light and shadow handling
    • Final finishes
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Final project

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Artistic Photography Compositing. A Photography, and Video course by Carlos Herrejón

Artistic Photography Compositing

A course by Carlos Herrejón
Visual Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2017
  • 94% Positive reviews (68)
  • 973 students