Painting the sky


show more Painting the sky provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept show less
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Painting the sky

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 ...

Painting the sky
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Painting the sky provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept

Subjects:
3D + Animation Design
Software:
Photoshop
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