Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a stone texture, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing.
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The first thing you'll want to do on your castle is to add a base texture.…One of the main reasons this castle looks like a plaster…model, rather than a real structure is that it's too perfect.…It's doesn't have any of the…underlying noise that anything photographic will have.…So we'll create a base stone texture that we'll apply all over the castle.…Here's a stone texture that will work well as the base,…but it's too pristine, it doesn't have any of the…flaws that a stone wall on an old castle would have.…So let's use transfer modes to give it more texture and character.…
All of the files are used in this section will…be available to Lynda.com premium members in the exercise files.…You might want to go out and photograph some stone walls yourself, to use on this.…Or, there are a lot of examples…available on the internet.…Try to find one that is at a reasonable resolution, at least a…couple of thousand pixels wide, so that your wall will be nice and crisp.…This one is 3,600 pixels wide.…So it'll yield excellent results.…
- 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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