Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video 16-bit color, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept.
Most professional matte paintings are done in a supercharged color space called 16…Bit Color. So, what is 16 Bit Color?…8 bit color is the color space where most digital photographs in the world exist.…Including most photos on the internet. They are made up of 256 levels of grey for…each of the red, blue and green channels that represent digital colors.…Basically, 8 bit color's created by multiplying 8 by 8 by 8 which equals 256.…
Then each of those 256 levels of gray in each channel are multiplied by each other,…equaling 16.8 million colors. That may sound like a lot of colors, but…as a mad artist you need a richer color environment.…16 bit colors is created by multiplying 16 by 16 by 16, which equals 65,536 levels of…grey for each channel. Then that 65,536 is multiplied by itself…two more times, making a total of 281 trillion colors.…
Let me show you an example of why 16 bit color is better.…Let's take a look at this 8 bit photo of a blue alpine sky.…The problem is that a fine smooth gradient like this can't be well represented by a…
- Setting up your Photoshop workspace
- Toning the plate with adjustment layers
- Examining transfer modes
- Finding the silhouette
- Drawing internal forms
- Creating a custom brush for clouds
- Painting the sky
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
Photoshop for Photographers: Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 45m Intermediate
1. Starting Your Project
2. Toning the Plate
3. Finding the Silhouette
Silhouette: Domes and towers5m 43s
4. Light and Detail
5. Rendering the Environment
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