Source & Mix: Digital Collage from Vintage Encyclopaedia Illustrations

Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand, Graphic Design & Photography

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7 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

    • Sourcing Images: License and Quality Consideration

    • Generating Visual Ideas

    • Organising Project Files

    • Photoshop Tools for Selection and Cutting

    • Creating Collages

    • Saving & Sharing

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About This Class


Creating collages is a great way of making something unexpected, mixing different things together and creating illustrations with original messages. 

I am Evgeniya Righini-Brand, and for me as a graphic designer creating collages is a great and quick method of making complex visuals. In this class I am going to show you how to create visually appealing digital collages from sourced online, free to use vintage encyclopaedia illustrations. I am going to share with you where you can find this kind of images online and go through my own way of creating collages in Photoshop.

If you want to quickly generate some interesting ideas, or you cannot draw or cannot be bothered to spend long time perfecting your own drawings — digital collage from scientific and encyclopaedia illustrations is a great way of making some amazing visuals.

Enrol in this class and make cute or quirky collages for any personal use or take it a step further and sell them online as posters, prints on t-shirts or anything else along the lines!

I cannot wait to see what you can create!

In this class you will learn:

  • where and how to source good quality vintage illustrations online free for personal and commercial use;
  • how to approach ideas generation for creating collages;
  • a number of alternative techniques of selecting and cutting images in Adobe Photoshop, including Magic Wand, Quick Selection, Magnetic Lasso, Select Colour Range, Polygonal Lasso and Pen Tool;
  • what tools and adjustments to use to efficiently create visually appealing collages in Adobe Photoshop;
  • what to consider when saving work for print and web.


This class is suitable for any skill level and covers all Adobe Photoshop techniques needed in this class.


473 of 481 students recommendSee All

Great class! I enjoyed watching the tiny details especially the way Evgeniya structures the working folders. I'm a big fan of vintage images (and Esher) so highly recommend this class for any creative professionals.
Anna Sokolova

Artist, illustrator, designer

very informative and explained well
fun , easy and encouraging. :) thank you!
Suom Francis

here to learn and share





Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand

Graphic Design & Photography

We are Dominic & Evgeniya Righini-Brand, a creative couple specialising in graphic design and photography. We have started back in 2008 with a strong focus on branding and print design, but lately our focus has shifted to personal projects, visual experimentation and teaching on Skillshare. Our nomadic studio Attitude Creative has travelled with us from Moscow to the depth of Germany and back to the UK.

Having studied and then taught at university for 5 years we are co...

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