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Hollywood Retouching

A course by Peter Porta, Photographer and cinematographer

Design a poster or cover with advanced photo-composition techniques

In this course, Peter Porta (international photographer and cinematographer of advertising, documentaries and video clips) will show you how to create a photocomposition by merging several images and the best postproduction techniques and tricks to achieve film results.

What's included in this course?

To start, Peter will show you the basic concepts of the photo composition and what aspects you should take into account so that the final image works. Then you will learn how to work with raw files and learn techniques to properly cut the campaign model.

Composing is a process that with Peter will be very simple. You will learn to merge several images using layer masks and integrate your main character in the background.

It's time to retouch the resulting photograph. You will work the fusion modes, the adjustment layers and you will create an illustration effect that will greatly improve the aesthetics of your project. Finally, you will take care of retouching the color and you will give the images the final touch so that it is completely finished.

What is this course project about?

Create a photo composition for a movie poster, a book cover, a magazine cover or a video game cover.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at designers, illustrators, photographers, retouchers or amateurs who want to learn techniques and tricks to create photocompositions. In short, the most important thing is that you like to spend hours playing with Photoshop!


Patience and basic level of Photoshop. If you know how to use the magic wand and the operation of the layers (and we are not talking about Harry Potter), you can perfectly follow the course.

You will need a computer, have Photoshop installed and, above all, a lot of creativity.

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Peter Porta

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Photographer and cinematographer

Peter Porta is an international photographer and cinematographer. He loves working with new technologies and is always exploring the latest touch-up and lighting techniques. For him it is vital to collaborate with people from different disciplines (make up artists, digital artists, 3D artists ...) and create new images that go beyond the conventional. Some of its clients are Diesel, Bershka, Freixenet, Vodafone, Asics, Heineken and many of the main international agencies.

As a storyteller, Peter believes that cinematography was the next natural step in his career and has developed documentaries and video clips without forgetting his more altruistic side collaborating with ONG'S in international campaigns.

Finally, Peter confesses to us, in his study and in his sessions, good music is never lacking!