Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
Here's what you need to know before watching this video tutorial. First, even…though I will be painting in the newest version, Photoshop CS6, and animating…in After Effects 5.5, this course is not version-specific;…all the tools I use are available in much older versions of these programs,…even if the details of the interface may vary. I've made every effort to make…this tutorial accessible to non-experts,…but you will need to have basic Photoshop and After Effects skills.…lynda.com offer several excellent introductory courses on these programs and…both the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training and After Effects CS6 Essential…Training are great starting points for anyone learning these programs.…
But even if you are not an expert in either of these programs, I hope you'll be…able to follow along and understand the techniques being demonstrated.…
- 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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