Ideas to Execution

Photoshop Workflow



Course Overview

In this course I teach you how to take your ideas and bring it all the way to a finished piece of art. We start of with some basics and I will lead you gradually through all the techniques you need to create these composites. We will go through 7 complete projects containing 29 lessons and by the time you are done, you will be able to create your own works of art.




5 Hours 5 Minutes


Beginner to Intermediate


Photophop CC

Landscape Water

Drama in Reflections

In this lesson, I show you how to create dramatic reflections in water. Pretty simple trick, but it works every time!

Moon Man

Creating an Alien Plane

Here, we learn to clone stamp out some elements and create a nice plane for our alien landscape.

Stellar Skies and Landscapes

In this lesson, we insert a starry sky, and some mountains to help create our alien planet.

La Luna

In this lesson, we add the moon and nice glows to make it look like its reflecting light.

Sunrays and Final Touches

Here, we create sun beams and a light source to tie it all together.

Eiffel Tiger

Killer Fog

In this first lesson of this project, we create fog in the background to add depth.

Grrrreat Cutout

Next, we cutout the tiger and place him in our composite.


In this lesson, we create a shadow in the right perspective and more shading on the tiger.

Snowy Forecast

Here, we create snow and snowy footprints!

Furry Snow

In this lesson, we learn how to make custom brushes and make a snow brush, to then add snow on the tiger.

City of Lighting Tigers

In this lesson, we add all the lighting and color to bring it all together.

Light bulb Fish

Penning an Idea

In this lesson, we learn to outline the light bulb using the pen tool and creating a vector path.

Light Water

Here, we learn to create the water in the bulb from three pieces

Shady Idea

In this lesson, we learn how to creating shading and lighting to to make the bulb and water more realistic.

Finding Nautilus

Here we cutout the clownfish and add him into the light bulb.


We then add clouds and birds using cool brushes.

Ray of Light

In this lesson we add a sun and flares and then colorize it all to bring it together.

Flying Man

Making the Skyline

In this lesson we take a New York skyline and edit it to make it more dramatic and fitting to the flying man.

Cutting out Man

We then cut out the man to extract him from the “Jumping in the Lake” photo, to place him above the skyline.

For the Birds

We then outline some birds and drop them in the composite. We colorize them and add some blur to give them motion.

Flying in Style

We end off by colorizing the composite and a couple of tricks to bring it all together.


O Fortuna

In this lesson, we use Camera Raw to do some basic color grading, and then outline the model.

Veni Vidi Vici

In this lesson we put in some clouds and make the model look like the real thing!

Woman in Glass

Leaf it to Beaver

In this lesson, we outline the leaf and create a darker background.

Mug Shot

Here, we outline the mug and drop it into our composite. We also learn about gradient maps and colorize the liquid.


We then drop in the photo of the woman under water and blend her into the mug.

Blurry Reflexes

In this lesson we learn to make complex reflections and how to treat them to have the appropriate amount of blur.

Learning Fractions

In this lesson, we create refractions in the glass so that the background shows through into the mug.

Color Me This!

We finish this project with some cool colorizing techniques and final touches.


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