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Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone

Course Summary

Takes a black-and-white drawing and shows how to use the five elements of light to paint the surfaces and create a realistically shaded backdrop in Photoshop.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
       Prepping the perspective drawing for form
    1. Finding the Light and Dark Side
       Selecting the silhouette
       Defining the light side
       Defining the dark side
    2. Using Mask-Holding Layers to Define Your Towers
       Using towers and domes with mask-holding layers
       Using walls with mask-holding layers
       Loading selections from mask-holding layers
       Examining the light sides of rounded surfaces
       Examining the dark sides of rounded surfaces
    3. Cores and Cast Shadows
       Looking at the cores
       Adding cast shadows
       Looking at shaped shadows
    4. Final Darks
       Separating surfaces
       Downward-facing surfaces
       Adding a little ambient occlusion
       Restoring the drawing at reduced opacity

Course Fee:
USD 25

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2 - 3 hours / week

This course is listed under Digital Media & Games Community

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