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Adobe Photoshop for Matte Painting

By David Vega Palacios
Graphic Designer. Lima, Peru.
On Domestika since 11/27/2019
, Graphic Designer

Learn how to creatively use the software's tools from scratch to create photo-realistic scenes with professional results

  • Domestika Basics 8 courses Best Seller Spanish
  • 99% Positive reviews (118)
  • 4702 students
Adobe Photoshop for Matte Painting

Learn how to creatively use the software's tools from scratch to create photo-realistic scenes with professional results


Spanish
  • 99% Positive reviews (118)
  • 4702 students
  • 8 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 64 Lessons (14h 26m)
  • 90 downloads
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
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Domestika Basics · 8 courses included

Learn the ins and outs of matte painting with Adobe Photoshop in this Domestika Basics of 8 courses, and create photorealistic scenes that—until now—you could only imagine. Alongside David Vega, graphic designer specialized in photo editing and CGI, you’ll learn all there is to know about this technique to create incredible images with an efficient methodology and the best tools.

Start by getting to know Adobe Photoshop and how to configure your preferences to work more efficiently. Go through the interface and workspace to then focus on how to use each tool and shortcut.

Next, get to grips with the paintbrush, the essential tool for matte painting; see its properties and uses, then learn how to create colors and apply them to your project.

See the layers panel on Photoshop, one of the most important functionalities and where the magic happens; see how to work its different combinations, styles, and properties. David explains the most used blending modes, the importance of knowing how to manage layers, and the potential behind using intelligent objects.

What would life be without color? Learn everything about it, how to adjust it and master it, to use it comfortably.

To carry out the perfect matte painting, you need to extract as many elements as possible from other photos. Master the key tools and selection techniques to achieve the perfect integrations.

See the different image transformation functionalities and some tricks to make the image work for you. Understand the importance of perspective in your compositions, such as how to create lights and shadows, and all the necessary tricks to achieve harmony and realism in your project.

To finish the course, apply all that you have learned throughout the course, from organizing your work and defining the composition of your image, as well as integrating all the elements on your photorealistic scene with professional know-how.

Technical requirements:

    ⦁ A computer with Windows 10 or macOS 10.12 Sierra or higher.
    ⦁ Adobe Photoshop CC: you can download a trial version on the Adobe website.
    ⦁ It is recommended to have a graphics tablet (Wacom or similar).


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David Vega Palacios

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Graphic Designer

Peruvian-born David Vega is passionate about the entire creative and transformational process of a photo-compositional project. Founder of MIDAS studio, he dedicates his time to creating impossible images in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.

He has collaborated with brands like Toyota, Movistar, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Coca-Cola, Scotiabank, UPC, Oreo, Backus, Renault, Cartavio, Honda, Ford, and many other brands and advertising agencies. In 2019, he made the “200 Best Digital Artists” list from Lürzer’s Archive.


Contents

Course 1: Basic Principles

  • U1

    Welcome

    • Welcome
  • U2

    What is Matte Painting?

    • What is matte painting?
  • U3

    My first file

    • My first file
  • U4

    preferences

    • preferences
  • U5

    Workspace and navigation

    • Workspace and navigation
  • U6

    The toolbar

    • The toolbar
  • U7

    Keyboard shortcuts: what are they and how to create them

    • Keyboard shortcuts: what are they and how to create them
  • U8

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 2: Let’s Paint! Get to Grips with the Brushes

  • U1

    Brush: the quintessential tool

    • Brush: the quintessential tool
  • U2

    Color: how to create and apply it

    • Color: how to create and apply it
  • U3

    Let's play with the brushes

    • Let's play with brushes 1
    • Let's play with brushes 2
  • U4

    Gradient tool

    • Gradient tool
  • U5

    The amazing mixer brush

    • The amazing mixer brush
  • U6

    Practice: let's use the brushes and the gradient

    • Practice: let's use the brushes and the gradient

Course 3: Understanding Layers

  • U1

    The layers panel

    • The layers panel
  • U2

    Layer types

    • Layer types
  • U3

    Clipping masks

    • Clipping masks
  • U4

    Blending modes

    • Blending modes
  • U5

    Smart objects

    • Smart objects
  • U6

    Practice: let's do a still life

    • Practice: let's do a still life

Course 4: Mastering Color

  • U1

    Color modes

    • Color modes
  • U2

    Color settings

    • Color settings
  • U3

    Curves and levels

    • Curves and levels
  • U4

    Tone and saturation

    • Tone and saturation
  • U5

    Color looks

    • Color looks
  • U6

    Practice: apply color adjustments

    • Practice: apply color adjustments

Course 5: Selections, Masks, and Channels

  • U1

    Basic selection tools

    • Basic selection tools
  • U2

    Automatic selections

    • Automatic selections
  • U3

    Pen tool

    • Pen tool
  • U4

    The secret is in the masks

    • The secret is in the masks
  • U5

    Let's paint with selections: quick "Q" masks

    • Quick "Q" masks
  • U6

    Channel masks

    • Channel masks
  • U7

    Create masks using layers

    • Layered mask
  • U8

    Practice: let's make a photocomposition

    • Practice: let's make a photocomposition

Course 6: Adapting the image to your needs

  • U1

    Basic transformations

    • Basic transformations
  • U2

    Free position deformation

    • Free position deformation
  • U3

    Perspective warp

    • Perspective warp
  • U4

    Delete unwanted items

    • Delete unwanted items
  • U5

    Liquefy filter

    • Liquefy filter
  • U6

    Filter displace

    • Filter displace
  • U7

    Practice: use the distortion tools

    • Practice: use the distortion tools

Course 7: Composition and Perspective

  • U1

    Composition techniques

    • Composition techniques
  • U2

    Importance of perspective

    • Importance of perspective
  • U3

    Atmospheric perspective

    • Atmospheric perspective
  • U4

    Conical perspective

    • Conical perspective
  • U5

    Lights and shadows

    • Lights and shadows
  • U6

    Shades: artificial light and natural light

    • Shades: artificial light and natural light
  • U7

    Filters: lens blur and field blur

    • Lens blur and field blur
  • U8

    Solar lighting creation

    • Solar lighting creation
  • U9

    Practice: create a cube using perspectives and textures

    • Practice: create a cube using perspectives and textures

Course 8: Basic Workflow

  • U1

    Defining the composition

    • Defining composition 1
    • Defining composition 2
    • Defining composition 3
  • U2

    Let's look for images

    • Let's look for images
  • U3

    Let's build our scene

    • Let's build our scene 1
    • Let's build our scene 2
  • U4

    Color and lighting

    • Color and lighting 1
    • Color and lighting 2
  • U5

    Paying attention to details

    • Paying attention to details 1
    • Paying attention to details 2
    • Paying attention to details 3
  • U6

    Color look

    • Final look 1
    • Final look 2

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide. The courses are taught in an easy, step-by-step fashion.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both, beginning students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who need to polish their skills.
Learn with top Domestika teachers through hands-on lessons, plentiful resources and incremental challenges that will allow you to see results from the very first day.
Domestika Basics will allow you to step-up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started on a new creative field and become an expert on it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its principles, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

  • Learn fast.

    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.

Adobe Photoshop for Matte Painting. A Photography, and Video course by David Vega Palacios Best Seller

Adobe Photoshop for Matte Painting

By David Vega Palacios
Graphic Designer. Lima, Peru.
On Domestika since 11/27/2019
  • 99% Positive reviews (118)
  • 4702 students