Gnomon Workshop: Digital Environment Painting (Matte Painting with Raphael Lacoste)

Tutorial & e-learning. May 3, 2011 by artbon.

Gnomon Workshop: Digital Environment Painting (Matte Painting with Raphael Lacoste)
English | VP6 1024x768 Aspect Ratio 4:3 Movie FPS 24 2 143 bps | MP3 22050Hz 1 channel 48Kbps | 1.04 Gb

This DVD demonstrates the combined techniques required to create high quality digital illustrations or matte paintings. Raphael combines elements of photographs, textured 3D geometry, and freehand painting techniques, within Adobe Photoshop and 3DS Max to achieve a high quality illustration. You will learn how to use the right elements to create a high-end illustration, starting with rough mood sketches and finishing with a highly polished final image. The variety of techniques shown on this DVD are useful for Digital Illustrators, Concept Artists, Matte Painters, or anyone looking to improve their digital painting skills. Instructor for this title: Raphael Lacoste.

Topics covered:
Painting thumbnails in grey values
Painting a mood sketch in Photoshop
Perspective matching in 3DS max
Setting up a simple 3D scene for textures and lighting
Choose the right Textures for basic geometry
Painting a sky with photos and using channels selections.
Paint over photos
Modify, stylize silhouettes
Relighting elements in 2D
Photos integration / color matching
Layers management in Photoshop
Atmospheric Depth
Detailing / polishing
Scaling and Proportions
Color correction

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