View Full Version : Info about Matte painting, where?

02 February 2003, 08:15 PM
Hi there,

I got a question, I see a lot of Matte Painting around!!! Are there some tutorials about it ??? or a site to get more informations?

Thanks anyways

Overlord Dante

Ian Jones
02 February 2003, 11:35 PM
Can you paint with photoshop to start with?

Learn that first, before approaching matte painting. It's a long road to success with matte painting...

02 February 2003, 07:51 AM
Hi there

I do know Photoshop,

Overlord Dante

02 February 2003, 04:34 PM
These should keep you busy, compliments of Weadah:

Colorize (

DG's Head (

Optimus Prime (

02 February 2003, 04:43 PM

Thanks for the links dude!!! :thumbsup:

Overlord Dante

Ian Jones
02 February 2003, 12:47 AM
I asked whether you knew how to paint with photoshop. Not whether you knew how to use photoshop.

The tutorials that Stroker gave you are 'digital illustration' or 'digital painting' tutorials also known by some as 'airbrushing', not matte painting tutorials. FYI matte painting is a special area of digital ilustration concerned with movie backgrounds, artificially replacing backgrounds or otherwise expensive or impossible camera shots.

As quoted directly from Craig Mullins website:

"These are images meant to fool the eye. Usually there is live action photography of a set or actors, and the painting is intended to blend seamlessly with the photography. This can save much time and money, or make a shot possible that would be impossible by any other means. Matte paintings used to be painted on glass or large panel, and composited (combined a frame at a time with the photography) within the camera itself."

Just thought I would point out that there is a difference, particularily that you must learn to walk before you can run, so learn to paint before attempting a complex matte painting.

If you want regular 'digital painting' tutorials try:

I hope that helps.

02 February 2003, 07:32 AM

Well thanks for the information, I don't really know painting in photoshop so mayby I should start with that!

Overlord Dante

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