Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing hard shadows, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
I still need to get rid of these hard shadows on the side of the building, or at…least soften them up so it doesn't look like hard bright sunshine.…I'll sample the color from the side of the building and then open up my Brush…panel and select a soft brush.…In this case I want a soft brush because I want to blend the shadow and…light sides together.…I plan to take this project from a summertime version to a wintertime version…and then to dusk, and these hard shadows would be a dead giveaway that the scene…was shot in hard sunlight. That looks better.…
I still need to completely paint out these flowers up top.…I'm going to grab a dark brown color off the side of the chalet.…Right here I can be really loose.…To continuously vary the color while using the Brush tool, press the Option or…Alt key while clicking in the plate to bring up the color picker on the fly, and…select different colors right off the plate.…This will keep the painted areas lively, not going dead like a single solid color will.…
- 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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