Color correcting the mountains


show more Color correcting the mountains provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter show less
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Color correcting the mountains

Now that the mountains are separated from the background, it's time to apply a curve to them to make them look as though they're in the middle of winter, covered with snow. Now open the Curves dialog: Command+M or Ctrl+M. I'm going to have to do this in a couple of passes. Let me move the Curves dialog to one side so we can see what we are doing. I want to make the mountains a lot whiter, but I don't want to blow out any of the areas, or make them go to 100% white. The white point needs to be pulled to the left as far as it can without losing detail.

Then select the Lasso tool and let's add an eighteen-pixel feather to it. Then I want to lasso around these darker parts of the mountain on the left side of the composition and then apply another curve on that area. Again, we'll stop when you start to lose detail. This section of the mountain even further on the left side of the composition still needs to be lightened some more, so apply another curve to that area. And...

Color correcting the mountains
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Color correcting the mountains provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter

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