Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Camera Raw, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing.
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If you're going to become a matte artist, you'll want…to start building a reference library to use in your projects.…One of the best ways of doing that is to start carrying…your camera with you, and photographing anything that might be of use.…You want to invest in a camera that shoots a special format called camera raw.…The file sizes of photos shot in the Camera Raw…formats are much larger than other formats like JPEGs because…this format doesn't throw away any…information that the camera sensor collects.…And the image is totally uncompressed.…
Let's open up a Camera Raw photo.…This is available to lynda.com premium members if…you want to try this along with me.…This is a photo I shot on…vacation in Colorado and it's called ColoradoLandscape.CR2.…When you open a Camera Raw photo,…it comes up in its own special interface that gives you a lot of control.…You can also open the photo in that…special color space I talked about in a previous…lesson, in 16 bit, the much deeper color…space your professional matte paintings will be done in.…
- 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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