To be honest i am not into another Adobe Photoshop-Corel Painter discussion here, however, when i check Photoshop.Matte.Painting.Tutorial pdf book, i simply noticed another side of designs. As i call, discriminate between "Vulgar Matte" and "Matte Art"..
Of course i agree, in marketing economy, you are runing with time. In this situation, you cant work on thousands and thousands of frames each by each as a painter in any product, while your "dead-line" is smiling to you not so far, you must find easy, cheaper and faster solutions. As the tutorial shows, you simply find 4-5 photos, cut, copy paste to your main composition, give some filters, maybe some retouches.......use a render service to saving time and just kick it away.. This is a necessary ways maybe but what about art ?
As thefxguide.com shows the result "For many Photoshop artists it is hard to imagine using anything else. However, many concept artists and digi-matte painters use Painter. The primary motivation of most Painter artists is to produce a less rigid and more open style of image with much of the natural look that comes from natural media. If Photoshop comes from photo-retouch, Painter comes from drawing original images."
The digi-matte artists who use traditional way, such as, on a naked human body, dress it with their own brushes, drawing a backround then paint, give a dimension with their own way, and try to catch reality as posible as they can without using any cut, copy or paste system, Painter is indispensable.
But as i see in many profiles, someone who knows what is "decupe" and simply read 1-2 tutorials as Photoshop shows, can be a "matte painter" easily ?
No, surely i cant say that... this is not only a personal chooice or different styles.. This is more then that..There is a difference in main idea and i am sure you got it..
Before i continue to war between Photoshop&Painter with examples,, especially on Photoshop Creative Suit 3 which will be in market on April-May 2007, i want to learn your opinion first, wish to see what is in your hand..
So guys, what is your sword in this war ? and why ??