Extracting clouds


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Extracting clouds

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 l...

Extracting clouds
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Extracting clouds 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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