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07 July 2004, 11:20 AM
well that's my first matte painting, i took a few hours on photoshop to do this! mainly used personalised brushes...

and here's the source image

07 July 2004, 01:32 PM
Hello, Master Of Ke Dalle,

really beautiful. :-) :-)

I am not méchant, you see, you see ;-)

07 July 2004, 01:39 PM
He, you are joking man, aren't you? a few hours? :D
Seriously, excellent work, I love the rock texture.. looks really real!


07 July 2004, 02:27 PM
sorry for my ignorance, but this whole matte painting is new for me, what are matte paintings used for? whats the story behind them, thanks

07 July 2004, 02:35 PM
it will be hard to explain you from part to part so i'll find a link for you! but in a few words...
matte painting is a technique used in movies to make some still backgrounds (even animated some times) using some painting, and 3d objects,and composition of photos...the goal of all this is to give the illusion that the scene in front of you is real!

well here is the link to the craig mullins website, an awesome matte painter!
there is an introduction to what matte is and more of that there are good examples in his matte gallery

07 July 2004, 08:25 PM
no more c&c?

07 July 2004, 08:40 AM
Seriously, excellent work, I love the rock texture.. looks really realWhy so excited? All he did was increase the contrast and airbrush in a waterfall.

07 July 2004, 10:07 AM
yeah, all you did was make a waterfall, that's not so special, is it?

07 July 2004, 10:09 AM
i did the waterfall, the piece of water and the rock in the water,the hole in the right cliff, and the plant that is above,and the effects of the waterfall in the water...

07 July 2004, 09:21 PM
Looks good !

About the plants in the foreground by the water. They look a little soft around the edge. Try not to feather the matte so much

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