Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Color correcting the details, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing.
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We have all the new castle details we…re-lit so now we need to color correct them.…Lets start with the filigree tower.…This tower is green, so we need to do a…somewhat more radical color correction then the more neutrally colored elements.…So lets work through the process like before.…Add a curves adjustment layer and Option or Alt click on the…line between the adjustment later, and the filigree tower layer to confine…the adjustment layer to the layer below it.…First, it's too light, so let's pull down on the RGB white point.…
It's way too green, so select the green channel and pull out some of the green.…We need some yellow to counteract that maroon,…so pull down on the blue white point.…The dark side of the tower has gotten a bit too dark, so pull up on the…shadows part of the curve, and down on the highlights.…Let's color correct the tower below it next.…Add an adjustment layer, and again confine its effect to the tower layer.…The tower is way to light so pull down on the white point, and it needs to be red…
- 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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