Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Extreme color correction, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing.
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So far we've done fairly workaday color corrections.…But before we leave the topic, I want to do…an extreme color correction, changing a piece of reference dramatically.…Here's a piece of photo reference of a waterfall.…Those of you that are lynda.com premium members…can it in the Course Materials folder as Waterfall.jpg.…It isn't a particularly good piece of reference, it's badly…scanned and low contrast.…However, I think I can change this into a lava waterfall at the…front of the castle by distorting it and applying a really wild color correction.…
With your Marquee tool, select around the edges of the waterfall and copy it out.…It needs to go at the front of the castle, so paste it in there.…Now, transform and distort it.…Every time you move one corner of…the distort tool, it affects the other corners.…So you'll have to work back and forth to get it to sit in this spot properly.…Keep adjusting it in smaller and smaller increments, until you get what you want.…I think we can all agree this doesn't look very much like a lava waterfall.…
- 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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