Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Silhouette: Rectangular forms, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept.
With the plate toned in the environment prepared for your castle, it's time to…work on the silhouette. I want you to paint the raw form of the…castle, not worrying about any of the details of the light or dark side to begin with.…The first thing your viewer will perceive when they look at the castle is the…silhouette, and it should tell you a lot about the castle does and what sort of…person lives inside of it. If it's made out of soft round forms,…that's going to be a nonthreatening castle.…On the other hand, if your castle is made out of sharp spiky forms, your viewer will…immediately get an idea that this is a completely different kind of castle.…
Rather than trying to paint everything at once, I want you to break the castle down…into understandable chunks. In this first section, we're going to…worry about only the rectangular or the square edged forms that make up the base…of your structure. First, create a new layer and name it silhouette.…Next, you want to create a custom brush shape that will help you in the painting…
- 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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