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Adding water and reflection

From: Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

Video: Adding water and reflection

So now that our plane is in place and old aged and dirty and mossy, we are going to go over and add another feature to our landscape. I am going to add a little water here, because it is very bright down here, it's kind of distracting, we want to add something to this which kind of relate more to the plane. So I have an image back here. Here it is of just that, a little water. So I am going to go in here, and I am going to select this. I am going to take this whole picture and drag it into here. And now it's much bigger than what I need, so let's close this off, and let's see what's going to happen here.

Adding water and reflection

So now that our plane is in place and old aged and dirty and mossy, we are going to go over and add another feature to our landscape. I am going to add a little water here, because it is very bright down here, it's kind of distracting, we want to add something to this which kind of relate more to the plane. So I have an image back here. Here it is of just that, a little water. So I am going to go in here, and I am going to select this. I am going to take this whole picture and drag it into here. And now it's much bigger than what I need, so let's close this off, and let's see what's going to happen here.

I am going to press F to bring me to full screen and pull back a little bit so that I can go in there and see the whole image. Now I am going to take this, and I want to take this scene and put it right down here below, and I actually want it below the plane itself. So let's put it way down here right behind the plane itself. So there is the scene. So I am going to go in here and do a little resizing of this, press Command+T so that I can get the transform tool.

So I can go in here and put it right into position where it want it. I want it right in this area here like this, right about like that. I'll put it right there. There is just about where I want it, maybe we'll make it just a little bigger. There we go. So there is our little pool of water, click OK. So now, I want this to look like it really is part of this scene here, and in this--so what I am going to do is I am going to give it a mask, and I am going to start to paint away all the parts that I don't want.

So I am going to go in here and just right off to the bat get rid of the whole top area, don't want any of that stuff in there. Let me undo that for a second, I can keep some of this little stuff in there right in there, that's not so bad, and let's bring this all the way down here. We'll just kind of blend this into this area here and kind of blend it into our area. We can keep that little nice, little stick there. And it's right in there.

So now we got this little area that's just kind of add a little bit of our--a little roughness to it, so it starts to have the same kind of lighting effect like the rest of our scene. So there is our little pool, all right. That's looking good. So now, what I am going to do is I am going to turn off all these guys so I see only my plane. There is my plane. So what I am going to do is I am going to come up here to the top of what I see right here--in fact, we don't even need to see the brush tip or the broken glass.

But right here what I am going to do is I am going to hold down my option key and say Merge Visible, and the reason I am holding my option key is so that it's going to merge all those elements into a separate layer leaving everything else still there. So now I could turn everything back on. All right, bring everybody back on. Now I am going to take that layer I just created and bring it down and put it right here on top of my little water scene. I am going to drag it down, so it's right down in here, straight down. Now I am going to do a little flip vertical on it, little flip vertical right there.

Okay, and now what I am going to do is I am going to bring down its opacity, bring down the opacity considerably, about like that and give it a mask, and in that mask I am going to pretty much obliterate most of it. I want to see most of it, I just want to go in there and make sure that we see it only inside of our little pool right there like that. So there we see that we have it inside our little pool, we are seeing a reflection of the plane above in our pool of water right down there.

Now we've got this in place, I am going to go in there, I'm going to take that pool, I am going to darken it up a bit, because it's underneath the plane, so I am going to go in there and start to darken what's visible. I am going to get a nice big burn brush here, and just going to kind of darken this area down here. Now I am going to do the same thing to the jungle itself, I am going to start to really darken this area down here, because its underneath the plane. This stuff is all underneath the plane so it should be shaded by the plane right there. And now I am going to go back to my plane itself, and I am going to start darken that a lot more.

I'll start going in there and just messing with this, and I am going to go into my shadows here, so I can really darken some of those tones. We want to really go in there and darken that, and the same thing with my jungle. I am going to go in there and really darken that area directly underneath the plane and in the lake. Directly underneath the plane I want that stuff to be really dark. Now the final touch. In the next movie what we are going to do is we are going to take this fern and put it in front of the plane so that it makes it look like the plane is in fact dug down deep inside of the jungle.

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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

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Bert Monroy
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  1. 2m 12s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 14s
  2. 23m 11s
    1. Using clipping groups
      3m 33s
    2. Explaining alpha channels
      6m 29s
    3. Using layer masks
      3m 47s
    4. Creating alpha channels
      5m 56s
    5. Using Adobe Bridge to stay organized
      3m 26s
  3. 26m 6s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Preparing the scene: Retouching
      7m 36s
    3. Turning day into night
      6m 18s
    4. Creating the sky
      6m 24s
    5. Creating chimney smoke
      5m 34s
  4. 16m 23s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Creating the castle
      6m 14s
    3. Creating a floating island
      3m 29s
    4. The final composite
      6m 26s
  5. 29m 22s
    1. Introduction
      30s
    2. Creating the basic cliff
      4m 50s
    3. Including cliff details
      2m 38s
    4. Adding plateau details
      8m 53s
    5. Creating a cascading waterfall
      5m 31s
    6. Building a rock cliff
      2m 13s
    7. The final composite
      4m 47s
  6. 30m 49s
    1. Introduction
      40s
    2. Creating terrain
      3m 47s
    3. Adding buildings
      9m 18s
    4. Creating the planet
      4m 7s
    5. Creating planet rings
      9m 39s
    6. Adding atmosphere
      3m 18s
  7. 25m 4s
    1. Introduction
      49s
    2. Creating islands
      5m 56s
    3. Creating a beach
      4m 28s
    4. Adding a planet and a moon
      6m 42s
    5. Adding the secret base
      7m 9s
  8. 49m 34s
    1. Introduction
      33s
    2. Manipulating the plane with the Pen tool
      8m 12s
    3. Adding the logo to a curved surface
      4m 14s
    4. Compositing and aging the plane
      6m 14s
    5. Busting up the plane
      8m 54s
    6. Breaking glass
      5m 53s
    7. Adding moss and lighting
      7m 15s
    8. Adding water and reflection
      5m 2s
    9. Applying finishing touches
      3m 17s
  9. 26m 41s
    1. Introduction
      15s
    2. Creating the sea
      4m 15s
    3. Creating the dome
      8m 4s
    4. Compositing and colorizing the city
      9m 3s
    5. Adding a flock of birds with the Pen tool
      5m 4s
  10. 21m 6s
    1. Introduction
      22s
    2. Creating the scene
      7m 49s
    3. Making a castle on an island
      7m 16s
    4. Adding foliage
      5m 39s
  11. 27m 12s
    1. Introduction
      53s
    2. Composing the scene
      9m 6s
    3. Creating explosions
      8m 54s
    4. Adding flying debris
      3m 30s
    5. Applying finishing touches
      4m 49s
  12. 26s
    1. Final thoughts
      26s

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