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Creating Fantasy Landscapes

with Bret Malley

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About The Class

Turn your landscape images into art

Most photographers have a ton of landscape images stashed away on various hard drives from vacations, hikes, or from actually pursuing landscape photography. These images are just a starting palette for our own imagination as we composite the impossible in Photoshop. Bret Malley will show how you can evolve landscape images into a new fantasy landscape of your making using custom brushes, textures and, other tools within this magical program.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Collecting Source Images

  3. 03

    Establishing a Workflow

  4. 04

    Sorting in Bridge

  5. 05

    Editing in Photoshop: Starting with the Mid-Ground

  6. 06

    Editing in Photoshop: The Sky and the Moon

  7. 07

    Editing in Photoshop: Flowers in the Foreground

  8. 08

    Editing in Photoshop: Global Adjustments and FX


Meet Your Expert

Bret Malley

Bret Malley is a professional photographer, Photoshop expert, author, and educator specializing in imaginative, surreal, epic, and often magic-enhanced image creation. He is the author of Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop, works commercially across the US and is published and translated worldwide. With an MFA in ... read more

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85% of students recommend this class.
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  • Timary Lee

    February 2018

    This is a great class. Bret is a terrific teacher and speaker. This is fast paced, however, and he does move quickly through things but that is actually a pro instead of a con to me. I absolutely loved his thoughts about creating your own gallery of 'stock' images, background and textures. I feel inspired by this class and capable of creating my own fantasy landscapes. Thank you!

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    Creativelive Student

    January 2019

    Very clear, practical and easy to understand tips that make significant and amazing changes in what otherwise will be regarded as a normal photograph - he brings normal to extraordinaire in a very clear and organized set of steps. Very well organized workflow. I loved this class.

  • Lynda


    May 2017

    This was very good. I know Bret knew what he was doing when he was zooming through his layers, but I found it very hard to follow and really understand everything he was doing. I nice chap and good class.

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