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Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter

Course Summary

Shows how to turn a daytime summer scene into a nighttime winter scene using Photoshop and After Effects, with illustrator David Mattingly's production-proven matte painting techniques.     

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    Course Syllabus

       What you should know before watching this course 
       Using the exercise files 
    1. Revising the Plate
       Making selections using the Color Range command 
       Integrating an outside reference using layer masks 
       Extracting the foothills 
       Extracting the mountains 
       Color correcting the mountains 
    2. Painting Over the Plate
       Creating a custom brush 
       Adding snow to the background trees 
       Adding form to the foothills 
       Painting through a high-contrast matte 
       Adding snow to the rooftops 
       Removing hard shadows 
       Painting icicles with a custom brush 
       Covering greenery with snow 
       Painting the background trees 
       Adding snow to horizontal surfaces 
    3. Replacing the Sky
       Preparing the sky for cloud replacement 
       Extracting clouds 
    4. Creating a Dusk Version of the Scene
       Adding a blue Multiply layer 
       Lighting windows 
       Adding an orange glow 
    5. Animating Your Scene in After Effects
       Preparing the file for After Effects 
       Animating the scene 
       Adding snow using CC Snow 
       Lighting the windows sequentially 
       Animating smoke using displacement 
       Reformatting and rendering the scene 

Course Fee:
USD 25

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2 - 3 hours / week

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