View Full Version : How to create a digital matte painting???

01 January 2003, 10:47 PM
Hi @ll

i am looking for tutorials to create digital matte paintings. Does anyone know some kind of links or books about that?

I am a newbie on that and have no idea how to begin. What programm i have to use? Photoshop or a special one??

02 February 2003, 05:35 AM
I must second that. I would even just love some info on how they are made.

02 February 2003, 09:10 AM

I'm not a master in matte painting so I'm not the best person in the world to advice you.
You can Photoshop or Painter they are both great for digital painting and compositing, I don't know any book about matte painting but I belive that the bases are very similiar with the traditional painting, lightning and shading ones. Of course that you have to adapt you real world concepts to digital procedures.
You can check some of this sites, I'm not sure that they have tutorial on mate painting but I think worth a look.

I think that's all I have, I know that is litlle, but is a start.
If I find more resources I let you all know.

See Ya!
and I hope this may help you. ;)

02 February 2003, 04:55 PM
there are no tutorial i think

the best way to start is to mix photos
show them to someone (like in cg talk)
and if no one notice the trick than your first matte painting is
the best tutorial is looking at everithing (how does the light
pass through the tree, how does the mist stay upon a mountain
how does the sun reflection of a window goes on a wall
e ve ri thing.
try to reproduce it . Every "weapon" are authorized paint, 3d

you will look like a complete idiot ( i do ) when you will stering
at some detail of a building in the middle of the street but
hey...who cares

thx for the link diogo:beer: :beer:

02 February 2003, 05:22 PM
i think we can get help from my friend Henrik .....

02 February 2003, 05:33 PM
thx 4 the really good links :thumbsup:
But no really Tut of MP.
It's a great pity that no kind of tutorials of digital matte paintings exist in the endless internet :annoyed:

02 February 2003, 05:50 PM
try some on your own
and show us.


02 February 2003, 07:19 PM
hmmmmm....i thiink the point is the fact that matte painting is not a trick.....matte painting is just realistic painting.....i worked in a studio where the matte painting was done with an airbrush not compositing what you want to asks is how do i paint realistly in photoshop or painter

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