Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding waterfalls, lights, and the entryway, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept.
I have some fun details in mind that I'd like to add to the castle.…First, I envision a lava waterfall that comes off the front of the bridge.…Sort of like the castle is processing the lava as a power source.…Choose the lasso tool, and select the area where the waterfall will be painted.…Choose a brush with some scattering on it to mimic the rough look of the lava.…Choose a deep intense red as the base color for the waterfall.…Make a new layer to paint on in front of the castle and we'll call this layer, Effects.…
That selection should be filled with that bright red color.…A slightly darker version of that red would be great for adding some detail.…Then choose a fiery bright yellow. And now we're going to paint in some…steamy streams of lava pouring over the lip of the bridge.…You want to break up and randomize these streams so that they're irregular.…
I have to admit I haven't seen many lava waterfall so I'm guessing about this.…It would probably be darker at the bottom than at the top since the lava would cool…
- 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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