Term 3 Masterclass, 2020 is now open

Don't miss out on the next class running for 9 weeks from the 17th of August

SECURE your place today

2 Streams - Beginner and Advanced

You will be placed in the stream to suit your Photoshop level

Please note: The total price of the class is $850 plus a $50 payment plan processing fee for payment plans (you will by default be invoiced for the full amount but can request the payment plan at that time) Payment plans are split in 3 over 3 months.

Your invitation to the Story Art Master Class

This online interactive course spans over 1 term (9 weeks) and gives you direct access to Karen Alsop, Master Photoshop Artist and Photographer for the full duration. 

You will be critiqued and assisted throughout the course and will at the completion have a finished masterpiece of your own.

*If you are not available to tune in live to the group video sessions, you will be provided the recording to watch at your convenience. Lives will be set at different times each week to provide opportunity for people in various time zones to at least tune in a couple of times over the course period.

The next Masterclass will run from Mid August 2020. A deposit is required to secure your place


$100.00 – Pay Now Excluding 10% tax

A deposit of $100 is required to secure your place. The balance of $750 will be invoiced over 3 months from August through to October (split in 3)

If you have not previously filled out the Enrolement form please fill this out after paying your deposit.


About Karen Alsop

Karen Alsop is an international award winning Australian, Melbourne based photographic digital artist. Expanding on two decades of photographic and graphic design experience, Karen brings photography and art together to create stunning artworks that tell a story and take the viewer into another world.

Specialising in Portrait Art, her digital portraiture captures the personality and character of her subjects by placing them within a visual story highlighting their interests. Karen uses the power of Photoshop to composite multiple captures together, making the impossible possible within her art. READ MORE

What you will learn:

  • Photographic Skills
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    Compositing Skills
  • Photoshop Tricks
  • Creating your own Backgrounds
  • Lighting, Shadows, Blending
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    Dodging and Burning
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    Advanced Editing
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    Selling your Work
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    Printing and Colour Management
  • Marketing and Business


  • WEEK 1
  • WEEK 2
  • WEEK 3
  • WEEK 4
  • WEEK 5
  • Week 6
  • WEEK 7
  • WEEK 8

Week 1 - Photographic Principles

Photographic principles and how to apply them in a composite workflow

Week 1 covers photographic principles that impact compositing including gaining a solid understanding of light, aperture, shutter speed and ISO and what settings to use to achieve your goals

Class content:

  • Introductory group video session
  • Reading Material - "Capturing the Light" book by Karen Alsop
  • Videos set
  • Kahoot Quiz Live



Masterclass Student

If you want to start creating composites but don’t know where to begin, or if you already make them but feel like something is always off, this is definitely the class you need. Most tutorials are “how I made THIS composite,” and while that can be helpful, Karen’s genius is being able to demonstrate how to make ANY composite. Having her there “in person” to guide me through the process was a dream come true. I learned many overall approaches to improving my work, and countless tips and tricks along the way. Being able to work through my project week by week along with the constant guidance and feedback really solidified the knowledge. What a fantastic and rewarding experience.


Masterclass Student

Karen is an excellent teacher, and her Composite Masterclass takes online learning to a whole new level. It combines the best parts of both an online class and an in-person workshop. Being able to work through a major composite project methodically over 8 weeks, and ask for and receive help when you run into problems, has been fantastic. Those eight weeks flew by and not only have I refined my skills in Photoshop, but I've also gained valuable experience planning and executing a large scale project. A fabulous class and well worth the investment!

What is included:

  • Private class group hub
  • Direct access to Karen and Mentors
  • Optional mentoring upgrades
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    Free access to Story Art Education during the course
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    Special ongoing offer to Story Art Education at completion (50% off)
  • Masterclass Brush Set
  •  Masterclass Action Set
  • Practice files
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    All resources stored for future access

Frequently Asked Questions VIDEO

Please note: The total price of the class is $850 plus a $50 payment plan processing fee. Payment plans are split in 3 over 3 months.

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