Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Stroking the paths, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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Now we have our lines of convergence set up…on our Paths panel, but they're not usable yet.…We need to stroke them.…Why can't you use the paths directly, for reference.…Number one, you can't see both of the paths for…the right and left lines of convergence at the same time.…And number two, the paths obscure the workspace…so that it's hard to see the painting.…By stroking the paths, you'll be able to see both sets of lines at the same time.…And by stroking them with different colors, tell them apart.…Also, you'll be able to raise and lower the opacity of…the lines depending on what part of the castle you're working on.…
To stroke the paths, return to the Layers window and make…a new layer at the very top above the Smoke layer.…And name the layer horizon. Return to the Paths panel.…Before you stroke the horizon path, you'll want…to choose the proper brush.…If you stroke the path without a brush chosen, Photoshop gives you…an ugly alias line that will not look attractive in your workspace.…I like to stroke the pads with the drawing…
Note: This installment of Digital Matte Painting Essentials builds on the concept sketch from the first course, but it's not necessary to have those files to proceed.
- Understanding the three types of linear perspective
- Preparing your concept sketch for drawing
- Setting up vanishing points
- Finding the first boxes in perspective
- Roughing in the other rectilinear forms
- Creating a flat crenellation
- Plotting measuring points
- Drawing ellipses
- Adding repeating details to walls
- Delineating the background