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11 November 2006, 06:57 PM
My first matte, please critique, since it's everything from perfect, always want to improve.
Thank you;
Software: Photoshop (



ps: Im pretty newb with photoshop :P

11 November 2006, 08:54 PM

Well to begin with i think your image is about as far from been a matte painting as i am from been a professional matte painter :) (which is very distant :-)

That said, it's quite an interesting image in its own right, very bold and lots of stars. If you want to get into matte painting then you need to take a look at people such as Dylan Cole and Chris Stoski, take a look through there work and you soon have an idea.

A matte painting is usually a photo realistic image of a non existant scene for use in film and cinemtic media.

Keep em rolling and hope to see more in the future.

Best wishes - Dave.:thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 10:19 PM
Hi Johan welcome to these forums.

well to be honest I agree with everlite about this image, it is far from a matte painting
matte painting is no just adding elements to a photo or trying to add fantasy to an image
matte painting has one purpose, one focal node, one feeling
think about image composition, color, photoreal effects
I suggest that you visit the sticky thread about tutorials, you will find lots of theorical and practical stuff that will help you in this matters

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