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Matte Painting with Piotrek Swigut (Download Only)

Matte Painting with Piotrek Swigut (Download Only)

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Matte painting is becoming more and more important in the CG industry. The backdrops of some of the most epic scenes in films have been created by matte painters who have used the techniques described in this eBook. These detailed tutorials will talk you through an entire matte painting process, from creating a concept for your scene to the integration of photo elements and textures. This eBook will not only demonstrate the process for creating an image, but will also provide you with a catalogue of tips and techniques such as how to change the time of day in your scene. This is a must for any novice or experienced matte painter.

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Author : Ltd
Tutorials By Piotrek Swigut
Software : Photoshop
Size : 26.0 MB
Pages : 23

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Chapter 01 - Concept

In this chapter Piotrek Swigut explains the importance of setting a solid foundation for your matte painting, and demonstrates how to use compositional guides to create the concept for your scene.

Chapter 02 - Adding the Sky

Adding the sky to a matte painting is an important part of the process as it helps set the mood, and define lighting and other important elements that will influence the appearance of your scene. In this chapter Piotrek shows us how to place the sky in the scene and set the mood for our image.

Chapter 03 - Adding Elements

The believability of a matte painting depends on your ability to place photos in the scene and maintain consistency between elements taken from multiple sources. In this chapter you will be shown how to add features from different photos and adjust them to fit your matte painting.

Chapter 04 - Lighting

Lighting is an important part of any image. To complete his matte painting Piotrek shows us how to adjust the lighting in his scene and portray the mood that was defined in his original concept.

Chapter 05 - Transforming the Time of Day

As matte paintings are often used in films and cinematic trailers it is important that an artist can make large changes in a short space of time; for example, altering the time of day. In this final chapter Piotrek shows you how to make huge changes to your matte painting by turning it from a dusk into a night time scene.

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