Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1
Video duration: 0s 4h 38m Intermediate


Discover how to use Adobe Photoshop, without any added fine art skills, to modify artwork and turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Author and illustrator Bert Monroy takes an unexciting photo and transforms it into an amazing dream sequence by combining it with other photos and techniques. His process touches on compositing, digital painting, masking, and other key image editing techniques. All you need is Photoshop, some images that could use a boost, and your imagination!

Topics include:
  • Creating alpha channels
  • Isolating content with clipping groups and layer masks
  • Turning a day sky into a night sky
  • Compositing photos
  • Creating tableaus
  • Blending color and tone in combined images
  • Painting in explosions
Design Photography


Hi, my name is Bert Monroy, and welcome to the course Dreamscapes. In this course we are going to let our imagination go wild. You don't have to be able to draw, all you need to do is have a good imagination and the knowledge of what Photoshop can do. We are going to create landscapes based on scenes right here on this planet, but we are going to change them so that they look like we're in some off world. It's a question of looking at something like a tree stump and seeing something beyond the tree stump to see it as a whole other world in which you can pull out some story from that simple little tree stump.

Everything will be based on bad photography, the kind of vacation shots that you wouldn't show your friends. You can take all those images, no matter how bad they are, and utilize them. Take bits and pieces of each one to create the overall scene that you have imagined. So let's just do that. Let's get creative, have some fun, see what it's all about, and see what we can come up with.

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