Posts in Category "The Art of Photoshop Compositing"

July 4, 2016

Updated! Photoshop CC Essential Training (2015) on

I have updated and refined several of my videos in the Photoshop CC Essential training course on to include the recently announced new features and product enhancements. Even if you’re not a member, you can watch a number of the videos for free! Navigate to this page (Photoshop CC (2015) Essential Training with Julieanne Kost), click on the Table of contents tab and click the play icon to watch any of the unlocked Photoshop videos including:

• Customizing the keyboard shortcuts

• How large can I print my image?

• Making the canvas bigger using the Canvas Size command

• Using the Perspective Crop Tool

• Using Vanishing Point to paste in perspective

• Blending two images together using Layer Masks

• Selecting soft edge objects using Refine Edge

• Using blend modes to emulate an image transfer effect

• Straightening images using the Adaptive Wide Angle filter

• Creating a soft, diffuse glow with grain

• Adding flames to a photograph

• Clipping an image inside type

• Adding a keyline around an image

• Creating a time-lapse video

Or, navigate to the Camera Raw Essential Training page to watch any of the unlocked videos for that course:

• Bridge and Camera Raw or Lightroom: Which should you use?

• Correcting a tilted horizon

• Bringing it all together to make an image shine

• Customizing color using HSL

• Recreating traditional color toning effects

• Merging multiple images to create a panorama

To watch the full course (and thousands of other videos on a  variety of different topics), sign up for a paid membership. What a great way to celebrate the 4th of July! : )

You can check out all of my courses here including:

• Bridge CC Essential Training

• Introduction to Compositing

• The Art of Photoshop Compositing

And did you know that you can watch these videos off-line by using the desktop or mobile app?

In addition, all of the Lightroom and Photoshop videos that I create for Adobe are free and can be accessed using the two links below.

Lightroom videos

Photoshop videos


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April 7, 2016

The Art of Photoshop Compositing Course on

Even if you’re not a member of, a portion of each of my video courses are available for free. If you’re interested in Learning about Compositing, here are four free videos from my The Art of Photoshop Compositing course:

What makes a good composite?

A compelling story

Compositional considerations

Creating your own image bank

The complete course is available for paid members. Click here for more information or to start your free trial.

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February 18, 2014

“The Art of Photoshop Compositing” Now Live on!

I’m really excited to announce that my new class: The Art of Photoshop Compositing is now live  on! 


“Join Julieanne Kost as she walks you through her creative thought process and explains how she transforms concepts and raw images into entirely new works of art using Adobe Photoshop. Discover how to select the images you need to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Master the tools used in compositing, including adjustment layers, masking, blending, and Smart Objects, so that the technology doesn’t get in the way of expressing your creative vision. Learn how to adjust scale and perspective and manipulate texture and focus to help viewers temporarily suspend their disbelief long enough to enter your world.”

Topics include:

  • What makes a good composite?
  • Refining your story
  • Composing using the basic principles of design
  • Customizing your Photoshop workspace
  • Preparing elements from your source images
  • Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
  • Mastering the Pen tool
  • Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure

I look forward to hearing your feedback!

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