Matte Painting


Tutorial 18

Matte Painting Tutorial Photoshop

Below is the small transcript of the Video lesson as well as a small sample Video clip.

matte painting photoshop tutorial detail image

Matte Painting Photoshop Tutorial (Transcript of Video)

In this Photoshop tutorial you are going to see Matte painting. Matte painting is used to create the backgrounds or the landscapes for motion picture graphics or games. Adobe Photoshop plays an important role in Matte painting.  So before going to the project, let me show you one of these samples, this is the portfolio or the behind the scene website of Samuel Westman, and you can see, this is the shot behind the scene. There is a jet fan to create the wind effect, and crew members are also seen in the shot. Let me show you the final output of this shot that looks something like this. The background what we see here is called matte painting,

This is our project file and there are almost 20 to 25 different pieces of images have been used in this entire composition. Let’s have a look at the images used. These are some of the net images that we have used in creating this Matte painting sample. And if you look at all the images, they are day light shots. But we have created a dusky or almost evening shot with the lighting effects. All the matte painters begin with sketch, and the idea is basically drawn on the paper and then it will be scanned and the elements are overlaid on this. The advantage of starting it with this sketch is that you can prepare the list of images you need, the stock images you need, or in some cases some photography is needed and even in some cases the modelling either 3D or real modelling is required. So that all begins with the sketch, and you might deviate from the sketch in the latest age, but then the sketch gives you a basic guide lines as far as the collection, you’ll need lot of images and some time the matte painters use lot of 3D graphics to create buildings or structures, so the sketch gives them a direction and as well as if it’s a commercial assignment it also helps you to sink your idea with your clients idea.

.. details of the stock images used in this photoshop tutorial

Main Photoshop Features used in this Video Tutorial

1) Layer Blending Mode
2) Layer Mask
3) Brush Blending Modes
4) Color overlays
5) Adjustment layers
6) Dodge and Burn
7) Creating custom brush

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