Futuristic Photomontage in Adobe Photoshop

A course by sergioinstanto
Photographer and Digital Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On Domestika since 10/01/2019
, Photographer and Digital Artist

Learn how to create and edit impactful photos with sci-fi effects and atmospheric elements

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% Positive reviews (18)
  • 589 students
Futuristic Photomontage in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to create and edit impactful photos with sci-fi effects and atmospheric elements

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 94% Positive reviews (18)
  • 589 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 Lessons (3h 6m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Imagination has no limits inside the futuristic universe of Sergio Instanto. The photographer and digital artist from Argentina has become well known for creating action-packed scenes inspired by sci-fi and cyberpunk. With Sergio as your teacher, discover the secrets for capturing the entire concept of a film in a single digital image.

In this course, Sergio teaches you how to create and edit a photo with a strong cyberpunk aesthetic, from concept to creation. Learn different homemade production techniques and see how to create a truly conceptual image. Explore special visual effects like the use of reflections and neon color to generate the feeling of real movement.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Let's turn on the chip
  • U3
    U3. Creating our world
  • U4
    U4. Final adjustments
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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To begin, meet Sergio Instanto and learn a bit about his career in creative photography. Discover some of his favorite projects and take a look at some of the artists that inspire his work. Then, do a quick runthrough of everything that will be explored in the course.

Get started with a project outline and discover the best way to get your ideas off the ground, mapping out the most important elements of your photographs. Learn to assemble a homemade production set, using objects like LED tubes, windows, and makeshift panels to reflect light.

After shooting your photos, learn how to select those most suitable for your project. Get started in Adobe Photoshop and start experimenting with the position of shapes, the background, and other key elements. Learn how to cut a character out from the background and add details to the space using color, intensity, and depth. Then, discover how to add volume and bring it all together to create your final composition.

Finally, Sergio shows you some last tricks for giving your cyberpunk photo that special touch, showing you a technique that adds texture and simulates film. Prepare your final image and try exporting it in some different formats.

What is this course's project?

Create a photograph of a model with futuristic surroundings, from concept to production to final retouching.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Photographers and photography aficionados who want to explore their imagination and upgrade their creative skillset.

What you need

To take this course, some basic knowledge of photography, illustration, and Adobe Photoshop is recommended.

Regarding the materials, you will need a camera or camera phone, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed (7-day trial available on the Adobe website).

For the photography, you will need to have access to windows, reflectors, LED tubes, flashlights, colored cellophane, panels, curtains, or anything else that can be used to create the lighting of the scene.


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A course by sergioinstanto

Photographer and Digital Artist

Sergio Instanto is a photographer and digital artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. For several years, he has specialized in photography of fantastic futuristic scenes, conceptual art, and high-impact portraits.

He started digital photography in 2007 with a pocket camera, aiming to portray his surroundings. He later brought his ideas to life with “Instanto”, his personal hallmark, when he began adding fantastic elements into his digital work.

His Cyberpunk 2077 photos were published on the official networks of CD Projekt Red and achieved global reach. He creates conceptual work with actors, models, and artists, conducts workshops, talks at conferences, and participates in events like Comic Con.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Let's turn on the chip

    • Creative mode and idea selection
    • Sketch and reference search
    • We shoot!
  • U3

    Creating our world

    • Photo selection and development
    • Quick sketch
    • Character cutout
    • Image composition 1
    • Image composition 2
    • Image composition 3
    • Image composition 4
    • Color, volume and integration 1
    • Color, volume and integration 2
  • U4

    Final adjustments

    • Final finish in Camera Raw
    • Final cut
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Futuristic Photomontage in Adobe Photoshop

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Futuristic Photomontage in Adobe Photoshop. A Photography, and Video course by sergioinstanto

Futuristic Photomontage in Adobe Photoshop

A course by sergioinstanto
Photographer and Digital Artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On Domestika since 10/01/2019
  • 94% Positive reviews (18)
  • 589 students