Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Painting through a high-contrast matte , part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
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. Then pull the black point to…
- 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 42m 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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