Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding snow to horizontal surfaces, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
There are still some details that need to be attended to.…I think the residents of this chalet would have brought in their summertime…umbrella by now, so I'm going to paint that out.…You can see by this time in the process, I no longer have to mix colors, so that…I can pull almost my entire palette right off the painting.…As you look at the snowy landscape, you'll notice that most horizontal surfaces…have collected snow on them.…So I want to go through and find any horizontal surface, like this fence, and add…a layer of snow to it.…
Also, all of these windowsills would have snow.…I always want to add an underside shadow to these layers of snow to give them…some dimensionality.…So again, I'm grabbing my shadow color right off the plate, skipping around my…painting, looking for any horizontal surface to add a layer of snow to.…All of these little details will work together to produce a convincing…wintertime scene and a believable snow-covered structure.…
I want to break up this edge where the snow turns to shadow.…
- 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 42m 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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