Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Finishing the details, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept.
We're almost done with this concept painting.…And what is left to do can get repetitious, since it involves a lot of…cleaning up and reinforcing forms I already added.…However, I want to show you a few more tricks and tips on how to imply detail on…a sketch like this, and how to quickly revise sections you don't think are quite right.…A good example is the bastion or square structure below the flame holder on the left.…I wish it was higher. Rather than repainting it, I'm going to…Marquee around the section I want to raise up.…
Cmd or Ctrl+Shift+Copy that section out, and paste it back into place.…Then I can nudge it up into the new position, and the correction is done very quickly.…The difference between Cmd or Ctrl+Shift+C for copy merged, and the regular Cmd or…Ctrl+C for regular copy, is that copy merged copies all of the pixels within the selection.…Not just the ones on the current layer. I'll mention that shortcut several times…during the course of this series, because I think it's one of the most valuable…
- 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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