Applying adjustment layers


show more Applying adjustment layers provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept show less
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Applying adjustment layers

The next step is to tone your plate, so that the environment more closely matches your idea for your castle concept. I have in mind a castle on on a sea of lava. But right now, this beautiful Caribbean coastline looks very little like that. By toning the plate, I'm going to change this blue ocean into a more threatening red volcanic environment. Turn off the hill that you extracted in the last section, so, we can work on the overall plate. You should start by adding an Adjustment layer.

Adjustment layers are added by clicking on the icon at the bottom of the Layers window that looks like a circle with white at the top and black at the bottom. Adjustment layers offer you most of the controls available in the top menu under Image Adjustments, like curves, levels, hue and saturation and many more. However, Adjustment layers are different from regular image adjustments, in that they are non-destructive. Choose Curves from the Adjustment Layers menu.

The Curve Adjustment layer appears in the Layers ...

Applying adjustment layers
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Applying adjustment layers provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept

Subjects:
3D + Animation Design
Software:
Photoshop
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