In this course, well-known author, teacher, and illustrator David Mattingly demonstrates his production-proven matte painting techniques and shows how to turn a summer daytime scene into a wintry nightscape using Photoshop and After Effects. David shows how to take a plate, or a still shot from a film, and alter key elements to change the season and time of day. Using advance digital matte painting methods, David removes all of the greenery from the mountains, fields, and trees, and covers them with snow. Then he replaces the sky, and adds realistic touches such as chimney smoke, icicles, and night-lit windows. In the final chapters, you'll discover how to create an animated scene that cross-dissolves between the two versions.
subject: 3D + Animation, 3D Rendering, Textures + Materials, Visual Effects, Design, Digital Illustration, Photography, Photo Editing, Video, Visual Effects
software: After Effects CS6, Photoshop CS6
duration: 1h 48m
released: Jul 03, 2012