Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video The final paint layer, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing.
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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.…
Hide the selection, and brush in a nice, gentle, dark tone.…
- Preparing your form study for texturing
- Adding dark and light side textures
- Making rounded textures with the Warp tool
- Creating photographic crenellations
- Using Levels and Curves for color correction
- Adding photographic elements
- Relighting details
- Adding glows, smoke, and flames
Skill Level Beginner
1. Using Photographic Textures to Finish Your Castle
2. Adding Unique, Photographic Crenellations to Your Castles
The Vanishing Point tool4m 54s
3. Color Correction with Levels and Curves
4. Distorting and Relighting Photographic Textures
5. Finishing Your Castle
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