Downward-facing surfaces


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Downward-facing surfaces

In this section, we're going to darken all downward-facing surfaces on our castle. Downward-facing surfaces will generally be darker on both the light and dark sides, since they would be receiving less reflected light from the sky. There are two obvious downward-facing surfaces on this castle that we should take care of first, the undersides of the front and side bridges. The underside of this front bridge is on the light side, even though it would really be quite dark underneath it, so first, we need to remove it from the light side, by painting into the layer mask.

Load in the Underbridge mask holding layer, and select the mask for the light side layer. Select black from the color picker. Choose that soft brush, and set the opacity to 100%. And paint into the mask. This blocks the light side layer from lightening the under side of the bridge. With the same selection loaded, select the Cast shadow layer. Make sure you have that same medium grey in your color picker. And add a general gradient as t...

Downward-facing surfaces
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Downward-facing surfaces 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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