The final paint layer


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The final paint layer

With the castle nearing completion, it's time to add a layer on top that will be a catch-all for corrections. With all of the layers making up this castle, it can be hard to tell what element is on what layer. So, let's add a layer on top of them all, for use in correcting all of the layers together. For instance, this wall on the second tier of the castle where we added a photographic texture. It's lost the dark area we added to the tone sketch, to knock back the wall from these crenellations.

First, let's add that Final Paint layer above all of the other elements. So create a new layer. And then move it above the details group, and let's call it Final Paint layer. Let's locate the wall. We can use its layer mask as a mask to paint into. Load the selection from it, and we want to paint a dark tone right here along the base. Return to our Final Paint layer, and choose a big, soft, round brush. Make sure black's loaded in to your foreground color picker.

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The final paint layer
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The final paint layer provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing

Subjects:
3D + Animation Design
Software:
Photoshop
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