Matte Painting Different Atmospheric Conditions in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we'll learn how to make several environment matte paintings using different atmospheric and lighting techniques. Software required: Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 14, 2014
Duration
2h 16m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 14, 2014
Duration
2h 16m
Description

In this Photoshop tutorial we'll learn how to make several environment matte paintings using different atmospheric and lighting techniques. We'll create a scene with neutral lighting that will serve as a base layout for several types of lighting scenarios and what key factors we should have in mind when dealing with different types of atmospheric conditions. We'll blend those elements together into a seamless composition by learning how to enhance our scene using custom brushes and giving it mood with color grading. By the end of this Photoshop training, you'll understand the key principles of lighting a scene in different weather conditions, and this will allow you to create a variety of atmospheres for your future environment matte paintings. Software required: Adobe Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Sorin Bechira is an award winning graphic and multimedia designer, with multiple degrees held in fine arts, multimedia techniques and new media.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Sorin Bechira. I'm a freelance graphic and multimedia designer. My latest work includes projects for both international and small-sized studios for architectural visualization and digital matte painting and in this course we are going to change the mood and lighting in this particular scene to achieve various weather conditions and time setups. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to remove the shadows and the highlights from a scene, how to apply various lighting setups in your matte painting using only Photoshop, and how to add atmospheric effects like snow or rain to your scene. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to manage your light and atmosphere from your digital matte paintings in order to create various livable scene setups based on just one file source using Adobe Photoshop. I'm excited to work with Digital Tutors and share these techniques with you, so let's get started with the first lesson.