Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding snow to the background trees, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
Now the mountains are looking snowcapped, but we still have these green trees in…the background, and we're going to get rid of them with some painting.…With the custom brush that we created in the previous lesson selected, let's…zoom in and take a look at these mountains.…While painting into the mountains, we want to reinforce the direction of the light.…The light is coming from the left, so the left side of the mountain should be…brighter and the right side should have more of that shadow color.…Make sure white is loaded into the foreground color picker, and let's scribble…some tone into these background trees.…
I don't want to paint every individual tree;…I just want to break up the pattern of the hillside so that it looks like…it's covered with snow.…You need to think about how trees would capture snow.…The underside of the branches would be showing through and it wouldn't be…a solid snow cover.…This sort of custom brush is really good for painting this kind of textured surface.…It doesn't allow you to get really nitpicky, but you just have to concentrate on…
- Making precise selections using the Color Range command
- Controlling reference material through layer masks
- Creating custom brushes
- Painting snow, icicles, and trees
- Painting through a high-contrast matte
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Animating smoke and falling snow
- Reformatting and rendering a scene in After Effects
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photographywith Ben Long6h 43m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Painting with the Mixer Brushwith John Derry2h 26m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Revising the Plate
2. Painting Over the Plate
3. Replacing the Sky
Extracting clouds5m 15s
4. Creating a Dusk Version of the Scene
5. Animating Your Scene in After Effects
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