Let's have a fun safari experience together!

Learn the basics of photo compositing in this mini-course including these skills: 

  • Saving a dull, drab image in Lightroom. Make the colors and contrast pop!
  • Use gradient and shape tools to create a create a beautiful sunset backdrop
  • Extract elements from one photo and add them to another to build out a fun and magical scene. 
  • Add finishing touches to your image with sun flares, gradients and special effects using a bonus smoke/dust brush.

Programs used: 

Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Photoshop CC

About the instructor

Stock Photographer/Digital Artist

Susan Schmitz

I am a photographer and digital artist based out of Phoenix, Arizona. I am obsessed with animals and I love to travel. I've combined all of my passions into one dream job... I create stock imagery designed for the animal and travel industries. I really enjoy working with other photographers and am happy to share all I know with you. If you have any questions before taking any courses, please feel free to drop me a line at [email protected]

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Practice File Download

    • Susan's Smoke Brush

  • 2


    • Initial Edits in Lightroom

    • Cleaning the Background and Adding a Sun

    • Adding Birds and a Safari Vehicle

    • Adding Animals and Finishing Touches

    • Closing Notes