Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Painting the sky, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept.
With the cloud brush prepared, let's paint a sky for this castle.…I'm envisioning a firey, dusky sky with a streak of yellow right here at the horizon.…Make a new layer behind the castle and hill layer, and name it sky.…Using the heads-up color picker, choose a dark, intense red.…Start by darkening the horizon. And then, let's choose a bright orange red…off of the plate. We'll use that to intensify the red of the…sky behind the castle. Then add some red tones behind it to…clarify the silhouette. Select our clouds dynamic brush to start…adding some clouds to the sky. The custom brush is giving us some really…nice randomized cloud shapes that would be hard to do with a normal brush.…
Now select a darker tone off the plate so we can cut into the clouds we just painted.…You should constantly re-size your brush as you paint so you get a lot of different…cloud sizes. Adding indication of clouds at the horizon.…Now select a burning yellow-orange color. Let's add a streak of that yellow like the…sun burning through the clouds. Paint some streaks around it where the sun…
- 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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