Follow along and transform 8 free stock images into an epic science fiction scene. Learn how to combine multiple photos together, create sci-fi lightning and disintegration effects, and match light and color for a seamless final image. But best of all, we show that you all you need are some free stock photos and some Photoshop savvy to unlock your creativity!
Out-of-this-world compositing doesn’t require big budgets and crazy gear. Join us and learn how to create your own fantasy landscape images using free stock image resources and some Photoshop savvy.
Fantasy Worlds With Free Stock Photos
AMAZING SCI-FI EFFECTS
Create Composites Using Only Stock Photos
Looking for a new project? We’re here to show you that you can get creative at any time using free stock images and your Photoshop skills. Learn how to take a group of photos and use powerful compositing tools to combine them together to make your own fantasy worlds and scenes.
Light, Color & Perspective
Learn how to match lighting, color, and perspective between multiple photos to create a seamless composite image. Use Adjustment Layers to adjust exposure, change colors, and even check to make sure elements from multiple images match perfectly in the scene. New to compositing? Learn the fundamental of matching light and color in Intro to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners.
We show you how to composite mountains from one image into the background of another, adding atmosphere, lighting, and coloring so that they realistically fit the landscape. And if you haven’t already, be sure to watch the original Advanced Compositing With Stock Images in Photoshop. By the end of both courses, you’ll be a master of crafting your very own fantasy worlds.
FLOATING ROCKS & DISINTEGRATION
Rock & Cloud Photoshop Brushes
We include 2 custom-made Photoshop Brushes that will allow you to create photo-realistic clouds and fog, and surreal disintegration effects. Best of all, we walk you through the process of creating these Brushes so that the next time you need a stunning special effect, you’ll know how to make it yourself.
Amazing Sci-Fi Effects
Learn how to create dazzling lightning and lighting effects, disintegration effects, and even a sci-fi city! We break down the process step-by-step, showing you how to layer multiple images and effects for a balanced and realistic fantasy scene.
Professional Photoshop Skills
While we’re working on creating a fun image in this course, these tools and techniques are the same ones that professional artists and creatives use on daily basis. Learn how to analyze and modify light, make precise cutouts and selections, seamlessly blend different photos together, and add beautiful coloring.
Lightning & Disintegration Effects
ADD MOUNTAINS & ATMOSPHERE
Clouds, Fog & Atmosphere
Create realistic clouds, fog, and atmosphere with the included PHLEARN-made Photoshop Brushes. Great tools for adding depth and dimension to any photograph–and they’re yours to keep and use forever.
Learn About Check Layers
Check Layers are tools that we’ve developed to help with the compositing process. More specifically, they’re special Adjustment Layers that we use to help match luminosity, saturation, and hue across multiple different images. We show you how to create and use Check Layers in Photoshop which will help you create seamless, ultra-realistic composite photos!
Once the compositing is complete, color grading is how we tie it all together. Learn how to add beautiful coloring effects that will help put the finishing touches on a composite image while adding richness and realism to the scene.
OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD LIGHTING EFFECTS
8 Stock Photos Included
Is it possible to create a complete science fiction world with just 8 free stock images? You bet! Watch and see for yourself as we take a small collection of free stock photos (from some great artists on Unsplash.com) and composite them together to create a scene that’s out-of-this-world.
Not only do we show you how to create a beautiful scene in Photoshop, we also provide the complete PSD file so that you can see how a professional artist assembles and organizes their work. Take a look at how the entire image was created, with every Layer, adjustment, and effect available for you to see.
Master Photoshop Compositing
We love compositing in Photoshop! So much so that it’s become a pillar of our course catalog here on PHLEARN. If you’re new to the craft, we recommend trying some of the courses that break down the fundamentals. Try Photoshop Compositing: Essential Tools & Techniques to level up your compositing skills!
PHLEARN Founder – Class Instructor
Aaron Nace is a photographer, Photoshop artist and founder of PHLEARN. He is the #1 Photoshop instructor in the world with millions of YouTube subscribers.