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05 May 2007, 10:49 AM

this is my 1st matte painting, and a result of reading many tutorials. I treated this as an exercise in which I tried to use techniques I had learned. I didn't want to add new elements or paint them, I just focused on using masks, layers, adjustments, painting with different tools, and of course using clone tool. I'd really like to hear critiques from you and some tips.

05 May 2007, 07:45 PM
nice first mattepainting adam, I like the overcast sky and general mood, I would try to work more on the architecture itself, try to make it look wet, add some more highlights to the bricks, metals , some rain drops hanging down in the roff of the foreground building
I think the windows with the lights on look too exagerated, with too much glow and I would desaturate that orange/yellow

05 May 2007, 09:06 AM
Thanks for words of advice, especially wet dome would look cool - I totally forgot about wetness in the scene ;-).

05 May 2007, 10:27 AM
Yes its a good first matte and i agree with James on the crit. One more thing that i would like to add is to tone down the blue hues on the right side by just adjusting the saturation a little bit.

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