Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Concept painting basics, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept.
We're about to embark on this five part tutorial, where we'll create a matte…painting over the plate we just prepared. But first, we're faced with the dilemma…every artist encounters. What are we going to paint?…You need a basic concept for your castle before you start work on your matte painting.…Different artists have different approaches on how to get their ideas down.…So let me share mine with you. I like to do a number of different ideas…before I start a project, spending anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour on…each one. Here are a few examples of what I did…before I started this video series. Don't worry, I'll slow way down after this…and walk you through it step by step. But the important thing is don't settle…for your first idea. Try out a few before you start work on…your final. These sketches here took anywhere from 30…minutes to an hour. If an idea is going well, I'll spend a…little bit more time on it. If it looks like a dog, I'll cut my loses…and start on another one. Two other things that I want you to think…
- 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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