Practice Matte Painting

An old frozen rusty ship matte painting.  I followed the Youtube tutorial here.

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For the skyline, I used this photo I took of the Miami skyline during a family cruise to the Bahamas a couple years ago.

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Other photos used from a free photo stock site:

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I began by making a sketch.

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Then, I layered the photos.

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Adjusted the colors, masked textures onto the ship, painted the snow all the way to the skyline, and painted snow on the buildings as well as on the ship.

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Added filters.

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Added snow.

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Concept Landscape Painting

This was done in 2013 following a tutorial from ImagineFX magazine.  It was my first time matte painting using stock photos and Photoshop brushes.  I wasn’t very happy with it so I kind of kept it a secret.

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Screen shots of the steps:

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