Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Extracting clouds, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
With the sky prepared, I want to return to that shot from the Virgin Islands,…and I'm going to extract the clouds.…I want to go to the top menu to select Color Range.…I want to get rid of some of these wispy clouds and keep just the cloud bodies,…so I'm going to select an area of blue sky up top.…I need to raise the Fuzziness level so that will include more tones.…And then I'm going to click into some lighter shades of blue to add them to the…selection, and then adjust the level of fuzziness again until I seem to be…getting a clean mask on the clouds.…
I'm going to add a little bit of that gray in the clouds of the selection and…then adjust the fuzziness one more time and then click OK to make the selection.…It loads the selection in, but it's the inverse of what I want.…So I need to select Inverse again.…I don't need the landscape, so holding down on the Option or Alt key, I'm going…to remove that from the selection and then copy the clouds out.…This is a very large file and the clouds are going to come in much larger than…
- 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 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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