Create an Eye Catching Athletic Island Manipulation

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Course Level

Level: Advanced

Course Category

Category: Composition

Course Lessons

Lessons: 14

Course Time

Time: 7 Hours +

What you'll learn

How to create an athletic island Photo manipulation in Photoshop
How to combine over 20 stock images into one composition
How to edit an images lighting using adjustment layers
How to change the highlights and shadows on image to match the global lighting
How to color correct images you add to your composition
How to add realistic shadows to your scene


In this course we will be create a floating “Athletic island” in the shape of the letter “A”, which represents the theme, Athletics. By the end of this course you'll be the Lionel Messi of the manipulation game... promise!

We'll start by creating the floating island using images from nature, cutting, scaling and adjusting the images to create a realistic and believable island effect. The art of manipulation is creating realities out of the impossible; the art of combination and blending.

Once the island is created we'll be adding an exhausting 9 athletes to the scene to create a real athletics theme. Don't worry about getting tired in this game, we'll help with the warmup with some great info, support, and stretching (stretching is not compulsory for this course!) By adding the athletes we will create action and drama.

You'll learn many techniques in this course (some new and some reinforced from what you might already know from other courses), the main one being how to combine over 30 images to create an intriguingly dynamic, athletic fuelled final image.

Let's get going. Don't forget to hydrate! We apologise in advance for any "sport" or "athletics" related metaphor or wording. We just can't help ourselves!
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  • 7 Hours + of online learning
  • 14 in depth lessons
  • Level: Advanced
  • Unlimited access
  • Access anywhere online
  • PSD and stock images includes