Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Extracting the hill, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept.
Before starting on the castle structure, I find it very helpful to tone the plate to…more closely match the environment of the castle I envision.…If you plan to do a castle on a bright, sunny Caribbean hill, then your work is done.…But often you'll want to tone and color correct your plate to make it something…more dramatic than your source material. Even if you don't plan to change the…plate, you should watch the next couple of videos just to get a handle on how to do it.…You'll probably want to deal with the hill separately, so it would be helpful to…separate it from the rest of the scene before we begin.…
You could do this be using the Lasso tool to carefully select around the hill.…But I want to show you a better and more accurate way of doing that.…Go to the dock windows on the right of the interface and choose the Channels tab.…Here you can view the red, green, and blue color channels that make up your image.…Look through the individual channels and see if one of them shows the hill more…clearly separated from the rest of the scene.…
- 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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