Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Crenellations, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept.
Next up I want to show you a great way to add repeating unifying detail to your…castle by adding crenelations to the tops of the castle walls.…Crenelations are repeating blocky forms soldiers used as protection while…defending a castle. Many castles had distinctly shaped…crenelations and it's a wonderful way to give your castle personality.…Open up the document we used to create the tower tops and square brush.…Select the lasso tool or press the L key and with the feather parameter set to 0…draw a triangle. Go up to the top menu and chose Edit, Fill…and fill it with 100% black. I think I made the triangle a little too wide.…
So, I'm going to press Command or Control+T and transform it horizontally.…With the selection still active, go up to the top menu, choose Edit, Define Brush…preset and let's name this brush Triangle. Press the B key to access the brush tool…and they go up the top brush menu and choose triangle.…Deselect the triangle, Command or Control+D, so that we can do some tests…with the new triangle brush. Depending on what the defaults are set to…
- 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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