Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding background mountains, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing.
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Now we should add some detail to the background mountains.…I have another piece of photo reference that…has the kind of jaggy peaks that would…go nice back there called Mountain.JPEG, and it's…in the exercise files for you premium members.…Let's try extracting this with the magic wand tool.…Set the tolerance to 35. And click a couple times into…the sky.…You'll need to clean up the left side of the mountain just a little bit.…And invert the selection and copy it out. Paste it into the castle project…and let's position it and scale it down to something like this back volcano.…
That's getting close.…We'll need to turn the castle off so…we can see the background mountains more clearly.…Paste in a new copy of the mountain.…We're just going to reuse this section a couple of different ways.…And scale it and stretch it to fit.…Just duplicate this copy over to the left side.…What we're primarily going to be getting from this mountain is the texture.…With the Eraser tool, go through and erase…any hard edges on these layers of mountains.…
- Preparing your form study for texturing
- Adding dark and light side textures
- Making rounded textures with the Warp tool
- Creating photographic crenellations
- Using Levels and Curves for color correction
- Adding photographic elements
- Relighting details
- Adding glows, smoke, and flames
Skill Level Beginner
1. Using Photographic Textures to Finish Your Castle
2. Adding Unique, Photographic Crenellations to Your Castles
The Vanishing Point tool4m 54s
3. Color Correction with Levels and Curves
4. Distorting and Relighting Photographic Textures
5. Finishing Your Castle
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