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Matte Painting: creating photorealistic worlds

A course by Carles Marsal, Graphic designer and visual artist

  • 100% Positive reviews (385)
  • 5266
  • 3h 4m
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
US$ 11.90
73% Disc. US$ 44.90
  • 100% Positive reviews (385)
  • 5266
  • 3h 4m
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
Matte Painting: creating photorealistic worlds. A Illustration course by Carles Marsal Top sales

Matte Painting: creating photorealistic worlds

A course by Carles Marsal

73% Disc. US$ 44.90
US$ 11.90

Learn to Create Incredible Landscapes with Photoshop

In this course, Carles Marsal will teach you to create photorealistic environments through his own technique based on the principles of Matte Painting. From an initial sketch you will be able to achieve a real scene through the use of photographs and the integration of these through brushes and correct lighting. The result will leave you amazed, you will play God!

Matte Painting is a digital technique that allows you to create any type of imaginary scenario from photographs and illustration and the correct mixture of these to obtain realistic results with an overwhelming level of detail. It is applied at a professional level in all types of fields, such as publishing, advertising, film and video games.

What's included in this course?

You will start getting to know Carles Marsal better, his works and influences.

Then you will learn to create a sketch that allows you to develop a Matte Painting efficiently and find the most optimal photographic resources.

Once you have decided on the imaginary world you are going to recreate, Carles will show you how to select, trim, assemble and integrate the montage of the scene and the keys to perfect lighting.

Then you will learn to give verisimilitude to the whole group, getting lights and shadows to coexist in harmony, adding depth and creating an atmosphere that helps to give character to the scene.

Finally, you will apply the last details for a hyperrealistic finish such as flash of bounce light, particles or the correct use of focus and blur.

What is this course project about?

You will develop your own Matte Painting project creating a universe imagined by you.

Who is it for?

To illustrators, retouchers, digital artists, matte painters, conceptual artists, photographers, graphic designers and all those creative people interested in photorealistic environments.


It is necessary to have very basic knowledge of Photoshop (work with layers, selections, masks and brushes), have the program, and graphics tablet. It is not necessary to know how to draw.

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Carles Marsal

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Graphic designer and visual artist

Carles Marsal is a graphic designer and visual artist. She works for a wide variety of clients, national and international, doing graphic design projects, retouching and illustration. He also teaches courses and seminars such as Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor in Photoshop and conferences such as Adobe Influencer.

His projects have appeared in publications and events such as Adobe Photoshop Magazine, Belio Magazine, Abduzeedo, Kuvva, Desktopography, Barcelona Creative, Blanc Festival and Adobe Creative Days, among others.

In the words of Carles "I am a person who loves what he does, so I bring all my skills, years of experience and infinite passion to take each project, without exception, as a new and exciting challenge."

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