Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Covering greenery with snow, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
There's still a lot of green showing at the front of the house. Part of this was…taken care by the snow layer, but it still looks like there's not enough snow on…these foreground shrubs.…I want to see the shrubs more clearly, so I'm going to turn off my Snow layer,…and I'm going to loosely marquee around all of this greenery in the foreground.…I want to be loose about this.…I know I'm going to have to paint a lot of this stuff, so I don't need to get a…terribly detailed selection.…
Now I'll press Command+Shift+C or Ctrl+Shift+C to Copy Merge and copy…that selected area out.…This should be placed on a painting layer, so Command+Shift+V or Ctrl+Shift+V…to paste it in place exactly where it was copied out of.…Then press Command+U or Ctrl+U to open up the Hue/Saturation dialog and…desaturate the area.…Then I'm going to add a curve to it and pull the white point way in and raise…the midpoint, and now it looks a lot more wintry, just from the get-go.…
Let's turn the snow back on. And I think I can even curve that more.…
- 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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