Defining the dark side


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Defining the dark side

With all the rectangular surfaces on the light side defined, now it's time to do the dark side. Each selection you make makes the next selection faster and easier, so this dark side selection will take you much less time to do than the light side did. Zoom in on the castle so you can see it a little better. Marquee around the crenellations of the top of the castle to exclude these towers and domes. Once again, you only want the flat surfaces in this first pass, no rounded ones.

Make sure to also exclude these towers on the left. And then very roughly draw around the outside edge of the castle. Don't forget about these two smokestacks at the front. And these two remaining top towers that weren't selected before. Close that selection. There's a couple of little round tower points over here that I'd like to exclude from the selection. Moving over to the Layers window, I want to hold down Cmd+Opt+Shift or Ctrl+Alt+Shift.

Notice again how the cursor gets a little x next to it. And click in...

Defining the dark side
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Defining the dark side provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone

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3D + Animation Design
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Photoshop
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