Matte Painting Feedback – Mars

Kammka¬†on Reddit sent me an environment shot he’s done to get some feedbacks on it. I wanted to record a video, but as I couldn’t find the time to properly seat at my desk with a microphone, I decided to write the feedbacks in a post. So Kammka’s project was to reproduce a shot inspired by Martian, you know, this wonderful shots of Mars’s surface, very moody, which I believe have been done mainly by MPC (but I might be wrong, so no offense…) ¬†First of all, I must say that the shot works technically. The length is good, the…

Clouds DMP Tutorial #2

It’s always quite tricky to work with clouds. We never find the correct sources and most of the time we need to be able to make them move, which means that they have to be on separate layers. Here is a quick tutorial to give you few tips and tricks. Let’s start by creating the background. You can start with a proper sky photo without clouds, or you can paint something. In this example, I just painted something with different values, some blue but also some purple. The idea was not being too monochromatic at the start. What’s important is…