Free: How to Create a Spectacular Ideas Explosion Photo Manipulation

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Course Level

Level: Advanced

Course Category

Category: Composition

Course Lessons

Lessons: 13

Course Time

Time: 7 Hours +

What you'll learn

How to create a stunning ideas explosion photo manipulation
How to retouch any imperfections on a portrait image
How to color correct the main image within your composition
How to create an idea explosion using stock images
How to add a confetti with blur effect to give the appearance of movement
How to bring all the images together with final adjustment layers


Ideas are where it all begins with art. It’s particularly important with photo-manipulation as we need to select what images we’re going to use to create our masterpiece. We’ll explore the concept of ideas in this course with the creation of a beautiful image of ideas flowing from a young boy’s mind.

With over 20 images to manipulate in our composition, this is a pretty hefty piece! But our boy has a lot of ideas and interests and we need to make sure we capture them all! As always with our courses, you can download the images below.  

Every image that we place in our manipulation will need to be adjusted to ensure that there’s a global lighting and colour scheme. These balances are extremely important when making our surreal creations realistic in their composition. But don’t worry, we’ll be there with you every step of the way!

With 13 Lessons this free course will give you a great insight into the process and techniques used to create truly stunning images. Then, once done, you’ll be much better equipped to transfer these skills to personal projects and creations of your own.
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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