Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a photographic sky, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing.
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With the photographic details added to the Castle,…it's time to turn our attention to the Sky.…I have a photographic sky with the sort of streaky…yellow glow in it that I envisioned for this Castle.…If you're a lynda.com premium member, this is…available to you in the course materials as sky.jpeg.…Open it up and lets Paste it in the Castle project.…It comes in to…the middle of the Castle, so let's move it to…the bottom of the layers just above the background group.…The Sky reference is lower resolution than the Castle Project, but you don't have to…worry about that in this case since the sky doesn't have to be ultra sharp.…
Scale it up, and it looks like the sky is leaning to the Left.…So let's distort this one side larger than the other and get the streaks level,…that looks like it'll work.…Let's turn off everything except for this new sky in the background.…You can turn off the Group so you…don't have to turn off all those Individual layers.…Open up the Background group, let's put this New Sky behind the 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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