Takes a black-and-white drawing and shows how to use the five elements of light to paint the surfaces and create a realistically shaded backdrop in Photoshop.
- [Voiceover] In this video tutorial, I'll show you how to clearly define all of the forms on your castle. If you're doing the full fundamentals of digital matte painting series with me, you will have completed a perspective drawing in the previous section and you should work over that. If you're just joining this section to learn more about form that's great too. You can work over my perspective drawing if you like. We will be working in black and white in order to deal individually with the five properties of light that create form on a surface.
The light side, dark side, cores, cast shadows, and final darks. By the end of this section you'll fully understand how each of these contribute to creating a fully form project. So let's get started!
This course is part 3 in David's Digital Matte Painting Essentials series. Go back to Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective, part 2, to recreate the castle drawing he uses in this course, or if you simply want to learn more about form, you can use the example provided in the exercise files.
- Selecting the silhouette
- Find the dark sides and light sides in the drawing
- Using mask-holding layers
- Examining the light and dark sides of rounded surfaces
- Looking at the cores
- Adding cast shadows
- Separating surfaces with final darks
- Adding ambient occlusion