Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Integrating an outside reference using layer masks, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
I'm going to turn on the visibility of the snow selection by hitting…Command+Ctrl+H. I have a nice piece of photo reference of a snowy hillside in…Colorado that I'm going to use for this project.…I am going to use the Rectangular Selection tool to grab just the bottom of this.…I don't need the sky, and I'll copy it out.…I'm going to return to my mountain_ chalet document, but rather than pasting…the snowy hillside directly in, I'm going to use the selection I have as a mask for the snow.…I am going to go up to the top menu and choose Edit > Paste Special > Paste Into.…
Paste Special pastes the material into the selection in your document.…It also creates a layer mask on the new layer.…Notice that the link between the color layer and the layer mask is turned off.…If I turn it on and then move the layer around, they both move together, but…that's not what I want;…I want to move the color layer independent of the mask,…so I'm going to turn the link off.…Now, I can move my color layer independent of the layer mask.…
- 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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