Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing
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Relighting the new details


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Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing

with David Mattingly

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Video: Relighting the new details

We have these nice castle details added in, so let's go ahead and relight and color-correct them. Let's name the layers so we can stay organized. First is Wall, then Tower, then Tower Detail. Entrance Detail. Entrance, Onion Tower, and that's the Filigree Tower.
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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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3h 10m Beginner Nov 07, 2013

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A crucial step in building a realistic digital matte painting is texturing your scene. This course shows you how to add light, color, and texture to a basic form using photographic references and the tools in Adobe Photoshop. Author David Mattingly starts the lessons where Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3 left off—with a fully shaded 3D form—but you can also jump straight into this installment to learn more about texturing. Start now to learn how to add crenellations, color correct your form, distort and relight photographic textures, and add glows and special effects that make your painting convincing.

Topics include:
  • Preparing your form study for texturing
  • Adding dark and light side textures
  • Making rounded textures with the Warp tool
  • Creating photographic crenellations
  • Using Levels and Curves for color correction
  • Adding photographic elements
  • Relighting details
  • Adding glows, smoke, and flames
Subjects:
3D + Animation Design
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
David Mattingly

Relighting the new details

We have these nice castle details added in, so let's go ahead and relight and color-correct them. Let's name the layers so we can stay organized. First is Wall, then Tower, then Tower Detail. Entrance Detail. Entrance, Onion Tower, and that's the Filigree Tower. Select them all and put them in a group, and name the group Details.

Turn off all the layers except the Filigree Tower. And zoom in and center it so we can work on it. Make sure that black and white are loaded in the color picker. Select a big soft round brush. Then select the Filigree Tower layer and load the selection so we isolate the tower. And set the Brush transfer mode to Overlay. Set the opacity to 30%. And let's go ahead and darken the dark side using that Overlay brush.

Then, press x to swap foreground and the background colors. And lighten the light side. Now let's work on that Onion Tower. Select the layer and load the selection. Hide the selection, and now let's paint in the dark side. This Onion Tower is relatively easy to re-light because it was flat lit, so we are basically adding our own lighting to it. By using the Overlay Brush, we preserve and enhance the detail that's there.

You will have to carefully mold it, adding the dark side and this finely-tapered core. The light side on this doesn't really need any work. Let's just beef up this core. Let's take a look at the entrance. This entrance doesn't need to be relit, but I think the interior of the entrance would look better if it was flocked, so that you would appear to be looking into it. Go ahead and marquis around the inside of the doorway.

Press Cmd or Ctrl+J to copy the section out and transform it horizontally. Merge the two layers together. Open up the Curves panel and pull that black point to the right just a tad to darken it and increase the contrast. I'm pretty sure you're getting the idea of how to relight these elements, so let me speed through relighting this detail above the entrance and on the side tower. Let's slow down again to work on this tower from the Taj Mahal.

The cast shadows from these round details can make it a bit of a challenge to re-light. Select the tower layer and load in the selection and hide it. The core needs to run right down the center of the tower where this cast shadow is occurring. So if you're careful working with the Overlay Brush, you can hide the edge of the shadow and get the correlate in at the same time. Once you've got that hard edge of the shadow hidden, you can go back and darken the entire core until it looks right.

That concludes relighting these new photographic details. We'll go ahead and color-correct them in the next lesson.

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