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13 Videos (1h 14m)
    • Introduction

    • L - Lighting

    • E - Elevation

    • N - Noise

    • S - Sharpness

    • Picking the Right Photo

    • Gathering Elements

    • Quick Selection & Cutting

    • Transform, Liquify, Mask

    • Adding Your Elements

    • Applying the L.E.N.S. System

    • Finishing Touches

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Ever wonder how to seamlessly merge and collage images in Photoshop — so seamlessly that the final photo looks real? Learn how to Photoshop like a boss (or, if you feel so inclined, even Photoshop your boss) with photographer/illustrator Pete Collins and Wacom.

In this one-hour walkthrough loaded with tips, tricks and keyboard shortcuts, Pete shares his signature L.E.N.S. system for compositing (merging different images in a realistic way), and how to fine-tune the four key components of an effective composite:

  • Lighting
  • Elevation
  • Noise
  • Sharpness

Be forewarned – you may get addicted to Pete’s class assignment, embellishing your loved one’s likeness into a fantastical figure.

Whether you're a beginner or Photoshop pro, this class will inspire you to look at images differently, make your own, and have a lot of fun in the process. 

197 of 201 students recommendSee All

Very nice tutorial. I love the shortcut to create that one layer that has all your work. Very useful, the pixelsquid, Nik collection and the blend if. Also will always keep in mind the LENS system to correct my compositions (i am a newbie in composition) Thank you
Elton Behari

Marketing Coordinator

Awesome class! So many details explained so well! Easy to understand. I would definitely recommend this. And you can really tell that he loves his work and family. Just awesome.
Excellent Class! The value of this class solidified my decision to explore the rest of the content on this site. Thanks for the tips! :)





Pete Collins

Photoshop Instructor, Photographer, Artist

Photoshop Instructor, Photographer, Artist. For the past 4 years, I worked as one of the creative developers for KelbyOne, creating materials for both print, web and video. On-air talent for Photoshop User TV, Photography Tips N Tricks and the Grid, along with public speaker and trainer. Inventor, Illustrator and general visual MacGuyver.