Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone by David Mattingly
English | Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo (eng)
MP4 | Video: h264, yuv420p, 960x600, 29.97 fps(r) (eng) | 502.53 MB
Genre: Video Training
After you've perfected your perspective drawing, the next step in the matte painting process is to layer in tone: the master tool in the matte artist's arsenal for establishing a fully formed structure.
David Mattingly, a matte artist for many groundbreaking motion pictures, takes a black-and-white drawing and shows how to use the five elements of light�dark sides, light sides, cores, cast shadows, and final darks� to paint the surfaces and create a realistically shaded environment in Adobe Photoshop.
This course is part 3 in David's Digital Matte Painting Essentials series. Go back to part 2 to recreate the castle drawing he uses in this course, or if you simply want to learn more about form, you can use the example provided in the exercise files.
Selecting the silhouette
Find the dark sides and light sides in the drawing
Using mask-holding layers
Examining the light and dark sides of rounded surfaces
Looking at the cores
Adding cast shadows
Separating surfaces with final darks
Adding ambient occlusion
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