Photo-manipulation and Clean Plating Fundamentals for Matte Painting

Matte Painting is one of the most creative, location independent, and lucrative careers in the visual effects industry. This course will show you the core concepts and techniques you'll need to start your career as a professional Matte Painter.
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(16)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 29, 2018
Duration
1h 51m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(16)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 29, 2018
Duration
1h 51m
Description

Anyone looking to become a Matte painter in today's visual effects industry needs to first understand the foundations and core concepts of matte painting. In this course, Photo-manipulation and Clean Plating Fundamentals for Matte Painting, you'll learn the most important techniques needed to start your career as a matte painting professional. First, you’ll see how to build an effective clean plate commonly used for feature films. Next, you'll be shown how to execute a non-destructive sky replacement, how to realistically paint light, shadow, wear, tear, and vegetation with brush settings. Finally, you'll go over how to harness the power of Photoshop's most powerful image manipulations tools to transform any image into an elaborate matte painting that tells a story. When you finish this course, you'll have the foundational skill set required to work as an entry level Matte painter in today's visual effect industry. Software required: Photoshop CC

About the author
About the author

Brian is a Professional Designer and Instructor with experience across multiple entertainment Industries including film, game, and Illustration.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Brian Lee and welcome to my course on Photo-manipulation and Clean Plating Fundamentals for Matte Painting. I'm a Matte painter in the visual effects industry and have worked as a Matte painter for companies such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, Psyop, and Double Negative. Due to its specialized nature, Matte painting is one of the most creative, well-paid, and location-flexible positions within the visual effects industry. And if you're looking to harness the necessary tools required to enter this industry, you're in the right place. In this course, we're going to focus on the key fundamentals to jumpstart your career as a professional Matte painter. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include Essential Clean Plating Techniques, Sky Replacement techniques, Cinematic Lighting Methods, techniques on Painting realistic textures, and methods of Realistic Image Manipulation. By the end of this course, you'll have a strong foundation of the skills and knowledge you'll need to work as an entry level Matte painter in today's visual effects industry. Before beginning the course, it helps to be familiar with Photoshop, and if you're not, be sure to take a look at some of the basic Photoshop courses here on Pluralsight. I hope you'll join me on this exciting journey through the world of Matte painting. Get started today by enrolling in my Photo-manipulation and Clean Plating Fundamentals of Matte Painting Course, hosted right here on Pluralsight.