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Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept

Course Summary

Learn to create new worlds, both fanciful and totally realistic, for films with digital matte paintings in this Photoshop tutorial.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Overview of the course
       Using the exercise files
       What is a matte painting?
    1. Starting Your Project
       Setting up your Photoshop workspace
       16-bit color
       Prepping the plate
       Concept painting basics
    2. Toning the Plate
       Extracting the hill
       Applying adjustment layers
       Examining transfer modes
    3. Finding the Silhouette
       Silhouette: Rectangular forms
       Silhouette: Domes and towers
    4. Light and Detail
       Finding the light side
       Drawing internal forms
       Finding more details
       Creating a cloud custom brush
    5. Rendering the Environment
       Painting the sky
       Bringing in the mountains
       Adding volcano smoke
       Adding waterfalls, lights, and the entryway
       Finishing the details


Course Fee:
USD 25

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Course Status:



2 - 3 hours / week

This course is listed under Operating Systems and Digital Media & Games Community

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