Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding the light side, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept.
With your castle silhouette blocked in now, you want to set up a basic light and…dark side on your castle. Since you worked at a 100% opacity on your…silhouette, you can command or Ctrl click into the layer thumbnail preview for the…Silhouette layer to load its selection. Press Cmd or Ctrl+H to hide the selection,…but keep it active. If you're hiding a selection for the first…time, Photoshop will ask you if you want to hide Photoshop or hide extras.…Be sure to choose Hide Extras. Load the base color from you sillouite…into the foreground color picker, and then choose a lighter version of that same color.…
With your brush selected, choose Overlay from the Mode menu at the top of your interface.…Make sure that you have a soft, round brush selected, and Transfer turned on and…set to Pen Pressure in your Brush panel. Now, paint into the silhouette to start…finding the forms in your castle. You don't need to be accurate in this…pass, you're just roughly defining the light side.…Reusing the overlay brush because it allows you to build up tones slowly.…
- 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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