Painting through a high-contrast matte


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Painting through a high-contrast matte

As I turn off the Foothills layer and take a look at the trees on the original plate, I see there's a lot of deep blue-green in the shadows, and by using the alpha channel to create the snow-covered hills, I've lost some of the natural green that would show up in the shadow areas. I'm going to restore some of that shadow color to the trees by using another technique where I paint through a high-contrast mask. So I'm going to click into the layer thumbnail preview for Foothills to load that selection and then turn off the Foothills and Painting layers and return to my alpha channels again.

The green channel has a nice amount of contrast and detail, and I would like to be able to paint through those dark areas to restore some of that deep blue from the original plate. Now I'll duplicate the green alpha channel and apply a high-contrast curve. Basically, the light side of the trees need to go completely white so that it clearly defines the texture of the shadow areas. Th...

Painting through a high-contrast matte
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Painting through a high-contrast matte 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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