Composition in Game Worlds | Karen Stanley

Game worlds are a result of multiple departments working together on the same goal and ensuring that the end product is visually appealing, informative and fun can be difficult. Understanding how composition works in game worlds and not only an image is extremely important and in this tutorial Karen Stanley, will explain why composition is so vital, how to correctly use it and even analyze and breakdown existing titles so that you too can understand just how much framing your favourite games do without you even realizing.

Whether you’re a seasoned artist, student, hobbyist or someone just starting out, grab this tutorial and learn an essential workflow that will allow you to work faster and more efficiently. Fuel your Creative Mind today.

The Artist

Karen Stanley is a Senior Environment Artist at Ubisoft Toronoto, as well as host of the popular Artstation challenges. Karen is an extremely versatile artist capable of delivering a high quality result on any task be it foliage, props or an entire environment. Her work can be seen in titles such as The Division 2 where gameplay and storytelling through environments is extremely important and her experience on such a title makes her a perfect instructor in delivering you this tutorial.


  • 30 Minutes
  • 1080p Resolution


  • Just your brain!


  • Beginner

This is a theoretical tutorial and has been designed to teach you how composition is used in game worlds and why.

License Information

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  • Fabulous tutorial to improve Fundamentals of compositing

    This tutorial is very well-made. Initially, I was a bit hesitant by looking at the length of the video that if all the concepts will be properly explained in that time or not. But the whole video is gripping and to-the-point. It is an example-based video which makes it perfect to understand the concept. I liked the last example from a video game which used all the concepts taught in the whole video.
    This course is not only confined to 3d artists but the principles can be used in real-life photography as well.
    Top-buy for someone who wants to learn fundamentals to get into environments in 3d world.

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  • Straight to the point!

    A very straightforward tutorial. I am a total beginner in 3D compositing, so I feel like this course gave me good basics. 🙂
    My only sadness was the fact that we only see one study case(in an urban environment). I would have loved to see a second study case in a very open environment/nature like say, Horizon Zero Dawn. I got the course on sale at 9.00 USD, which seemed fair to me for 30 min of theory and one study case. All the points are very valid and useful, I don’t want to diminish the value of the course at all because I liked it, but I would have been disappointed if I had paid 18.00 USD. I believe if it were the theory + 2-3 study cases, I would have been very happy to pay 18.00 USD.
    Other than this, I sincerely hope Karen Stanley will make more courses like this one! It’s very well explained, professional and with no deviation at all. I recommend it to any very beginner at compositing in 3D! 🙂

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    • We are glad you enjoyed the tutorial! Thank you for the feedback we will keep it in consideration as we continue to expand our tutorial library.

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