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Positioning buildings and adding final touches

From: Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 3

Video: Positioning buildings and adding final touches

So now that our wall and everything is in place, let's get those buildings just the way we want them. And look at the overall image. Well, our graffiti for one thing, right there, it's a little bit not as strong as I'd like it to be. So, what' I'm going to do is I'm going to down to that graffiti. There it is, the one that's in the dark wall, and I'm just going to punch it up a little bit by increasing the levels on this just a little bit. Going in and darkening those tones, it enriches the color quite a bit. There we go. So, that's looking a little better. And we might want to do this one here as well.

Positioning buildings and adding final touches

So now that our wall and everything is in place, let's get those buildings just the way we want them. And look at the overall image. Well, our graffiti for one thing, right there, it's a little bit not as strong as I'd like it to be. So, what' I'm going to do is I'm going to down to that graffiti. There it is, the one that's in the dark wall, and I'm just going to punch it up a little bit by increasing the levels on this just a little bit. Going in and darkening those tones, it enriches the color quite a bit. There we go. So, that's looking a little better. And we might want to do this one here as well.

So, let's go to that line of graffiti and we'll go into Levels and kind of intensify that one as well. Just get those midtones in there and there, we might just want to go in and do a little Saturation as well, make it a little more saturated, because it is in the sunlight. See now, the graffiti really starts to jump out at you. Now, let's look at the buildings. I get my Move tool, and going to make sure it's set to Auto-Select. And I'm going to start looking at the buildings. Hey, we got this one here first. I'm going to go in there and raise that a little bit more so we see more of the building.

And I'm going to go in there and bring in those midtones a little more just to add a little more drama to the side there. that middle building right there, not quite right. Let's just bring it in like this, and we'll darken it a little bit. So, that looks a little more interesting. These big drums, whatever the things are. So, we'll go in there and kind of darken that one, make it a little stronger. So, it starts to match these other dark areas around here. And then finally, this building here, which we're going to bring way up. We're going to bring it way up so we can start to see the other little window start to pop up there.

Now, there's one thing about this. This perspective sees pretty good, seems to follow everybody else, but this perspective doesn't seem quite right. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to select this whole section of the building right through here, right in there. And I'm going to go in there and do a little transform on it, holding down my Command key to skew, and I'm going to skew this. It's going to skew it straight up until it starts to match the perspective of these other buildings right in here. So, that's starting to look a little better, and even possibly, almost match the perspective of our wall here.

There we go. Click OK on that and there, we can see that now our building is starting to look a little better and there's the overall scene. And one more thing, that sky, the sky needs a little more contrast, a little more strength in there. So, I'll just do a little Levels on that just to intensify that sky some more. There we go. Intensify the sky. And now that we've done that, we can take this polluted area and let's just intensify that a little bit just so that the sky gets a little bit murkier just like that.

And there, we see that we have the finished factory scene of industrial area that's covered up by a brick wall, not exactly the best neighborhood in town.

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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 3

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  1. 49s
    1. Welcome
      49s
  2. 31m 3s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Selecting the boat
      4m 17s
    3. Compositing the bottom of the boat
      8m 31s
    4. Adding coral
      2m 0s
    5. Creating the background and the surface
      4m 51s
    6. Adding fish
      3m 16s
    7. Creating a fish brush
      6m 23s
    8. Adding rays of lights
      1m 31s
  3. 40m 24s
    1. Introduction
      25s
    2. Compositing the sky and land
      3m 26s
    3. Selecting the tree and compositing
      2m 25s
    4. Making a 3D staircase
      5m 4s
    5. Rendering stairs
      4m 6s
    6. Retouching the doorway
      8m 37s
    7. Compositing the doorway
      5m 51s
    8. Selecting and compositing a person
      4m 19s
    9. Adding shadows
      6m 11s
  4. 51m 59s
    1. Introduction
      15s
    2. Isolating and compositing the forest
      4m 15s
    3. Colorizing the forest
      1m 21s
    4. Adding mushrooms
      2m 17s
    5. Creating vines
      8m 15s
    6. Adding glow
      2m 44s
    7. Compositing vines
      3m 22s
    8. Isolating and compositing the child
      3m 55s
    9. Creating wings
      4m 48s
    10. Compositing the wings
      3m 49s
    11. Creating multiple fairies
      4m 28s
    12. Adding glow to fairies
      3m 16s
    13. Adding glow to the forest
      4m 57s
    14. Adding glow to the vines
      4m 17s
  5. 43m 24s
    1. Introduction
      22s
    2. Selecting buildings: Part one
      5m 45s
    3. Selecting buildings: Part two
      3m 29s
    4. Compositing elements
      2m 2s
    5. Compositing a polluted sky
      3m 20s
    6. Creating a brick wall
      6m 42s
    7. Compositing the brick wall
      5m 17s
    8. Adding graffiti
      5m 32s
    9. Lighting the wall
      4m 8s
    10. Adding weeds to the sidewalk
      3m 43s
    11. Positioning buildings and adding final touches
      3m 4s
  6. 44m 0s
    1. Introduction
      17s
    2. Compositing the background
      6m 55s
    3. Creating the book
      8m 13s
    4. Aging the book
      6m 28s
    5. Creating the 3D urn
      9m 55s
    6. Creating the pouring effect
      9m 0s
    7. Making vapor
      3m 12s
  7. 34s
    1. Goodbye
      34s

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