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Adding back sides to the crenellations

From: Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing

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We've successfully added crenelation in perspective to We're going to have to do this in two sections since the crenelations Zoom in The crenelations on the left side of the castle will be thinner than the Hide the selection so you can see what you're doing.

Adding back sides to the crenellations

We've successfully added crenelation in perspective to the castle, but they don't have any depth. In this lesson, we are going to add sides to them. We don't need the perspective guides for this, so let's collapse them and turn them off. Let's start with the first set of crenelations we did, crenelations one. We're going to have to do this in two sections since the crenelations sides on the left side of the castle will appear on the right, and the crenelations sides on the right sides of the castle will appear on the left. So lets marque around the crenelations on the left side of the castle, and duplicate the crenelations one layer.

And move the duplicate below the original. We're going to get a fair number of layers here, so for purposes of organization, rename this cren one bk, or crenelations one back. Zoom in on this so you can see what you're doing. The crenelations on the left side of the castle will be thinner than the ones on the right, because the left side is facing more directly towards us. Hide the selection so you can see what you're doing. And holding down the Cmd+Option or Ctrl+Alt keys press the Right Arrow key to duplicate that layer in place.

Now we're getting a thin white line on the edge of this, and it'd be nice to have a clean backside on the crenelation. So hold down the Cmd+Option or Ctrl+Alt keys again and press the left arrow key several times to clean them up. Now marquee around the right side of the castle. Hide the selection, and then zoom in. And then Cmd+Option or Ctrl+Alt+Left Arrow Key to create the thickness on those crenelations, and then Right Arrow key to clean them up. Next let's deal with the crenelations three layer, that has this bridge front, the side arm, and the little crenelations over the doorway.

These will all need to be handled separately. Let's handle the front of the bridge first. Marquee around it. Duplicate the crenelations three layer. And pull it down below the original. And to stay organized, lets name this cren three bk, or crenelations three back. Then, Cmd+Option or Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow key several times to create the thickness of the bridge crenelations, hide the selection so you can see what you're doing. And then Left Arrow key to clean them up.

These little crenelations above the door should be a little thinner than the other ones because they're a little smaller. So marquee around them, and hide the selection, Left Arrow to duplicate them and Right Arrow to clean them up. We got this little arm off to the side tower, marquee around that, then the same drill, Left Arrow key, followed by Right Arrow key. There's one more layer of crenelations. The back ones, and that has the back of the bridge and the very top of the castle. Duplicate the layer, and pull the duplicate below the original and rename this cren2bk.

And lasso around the back of the bridge. Cmd+Option or Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow key to give them depth and then Left Arrow key to clean them up. Go up to the top and do the same thing. That’s it for all the backsides of the crenelations. There's a bit of housekeeping you should take care of. We're getting a lot of layers involving crenelations. So select them all, and Shift+click on the group icon at the bottom, and name this crenelations. And now all of those layers are in one collapsable group.

Move the crenelations group above the dark side textures. The crenilations are done, but they're looking very flat because we haven't color corrected or shadowed any of them. To deal with that, we're going to need to take deep dive into color correction, and we'll do that in the next lessons.

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Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing

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  1. 1m 51s
    1. Introduction
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      52s
  2. 44m 5s
    1. Why did we wait so long to use photographic textures?
      1m 55s
    2. Prepping the form study for texturing
      5m 32s
    3. Transfer modes
      9m 4s
    4. Color basics
      4m 45s
    5. Creating a stone texture
      3m 26s
    6. Adding the dark side's base texture
      3m 57s
    7. Adding the light side's base texture
      3m 40s
    8. Rounded textures and the Warp tool
      6m 33s
    9. Websites for matte painting reference
      5m 13s
  3. 30m 12s
    1. Creating a photographic crenellation
      7m 30s
    2. Creating a line of crenellations
      3m 27s
    3. The Vanishing Point tool
      4m 54s
    4. Adding crenellations using the Vanishing Point tool
      3m 4s
    5. Trimming the crenellations
      7m 9s
    6. Adding back sides to the crenellations
      4m 8s
  4. 29m 36s
    1. Levels and Curves anatomy
      5m 26s
    2. Camera Raw
      3m 33s
    3. Using Levels and Curves
      4m 55s
    4. Color correcting individual RGB channels
      3m 19s
    5. Toning the base castle
      5m 35s
    6. Toning the crenellations
      6m 48s
  5. 32m 25s
    1. Adding photographic elements
      4m 19s
    2. Distorting the dome and rectangular faces
      5m 18s
    3. Relighting the dome
      5m 59s
    4. Color correcting the dome
      1m 52s
    5. Adding more photographic details
      5m 57s
    6. Relighting the new details
      3m 50s
    7. Color correcting the details
      5m 10s
  6. 51m 33s
    1. Extreme color correction
      3m 36s
    2. Adding a photographic sky
      6m 27s
    3. Adding background mountains
      5m 32s
    4. Integrating the details
      7m 30s
    5. Collapsing layers and more details
      5m 13s
    6. The final paint layer
      6m 28s
    7. Lights and glows
      7m 16s
    8. Smoke and flames
      9m 31s
  7. 33s
    1. Goodbye
      33s

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