Matte and Digital Painting

Course Level:Certificate

Duration:3 Months

Eligibility:10th Pass

Course Description

Matte & Digital painting is over all details for creating different kinds of matte like for movie, Games etc. Matte World Digital has created invisible 2D and 3D environments for films. Traditionally, matte paintings were made by artists using paints or pastels on large sheets of glass for integrating with the live-action footage. Ever wonder how those incredible scenes of panoramic vistas, impossible futuristic cities, or fantastic alien worlds come to life? It’s all through the magic of matte painting.

A matte painting is a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create the illusion of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build or visit. Historically, matte painters and film technicians have used various techniques to combine a matte-painted image with live-action footage. At its best, depending on the skill levels of the artists and technicians, the effect is “seamless” and creates environments that would otherwise be impossible to film.

Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc. are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software. Traditional painting is painting with a physical medium as opposed to a more modern style like digital. Digital painting differs from other forms of digital art, particularly computer-generated art, in that it does not involve the computer rendering from a model. The artist uses painting techniques to create the digital painting directly on the computer. All digital painting programs try to mimic the use of physical media through various brushes and paint effects. Included in many programs are brushes that are digitally styled to represent the traditional style like oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, pen and even media such as airbrushing. There are also certain effects unique to each type of digital paint which portrays the realistic effects of say watercolor on a digital ‘watercolor’ painting. In most digital painting programs, the users can create their own brush style using a combination of texture and shape. This ability is very important in bridging the gap between traditional and digital painting.

Digital painting thrives mostly in production art. It is most widely used in conceptual design for film, television and video games. Digital painting software such as Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, open Canvas give artists a similar environment to a physical painter: a canvas, painting tools, mixing palettes, and a multitude of color options. There are various types of digital painting, including impressionism, realism, and watercolor. There are both benefits and drawbacks of digital painting. While digital painting allows the artist the ease of working in an organized, mess-free environment, some argue there will always be more control for an artist holding a physical brush in their hand. Some artists believe there is something missing from digital painting, such as the character that is unique to every physically made object. Many artists post blogs and comment on the various differences between digitally created work and traditionally created artwork.

Course Description

  • Matte & Digital Painting Curriculum:
  • Introduction of Digital Revolution,
  • Brushes and Erasers, Layers,
  • From Sketch to Mock-Up,
  • Mixing paint,
  • Building up The Scene,
  • Painting masks, Light, Exposure,
  • Camera Mapping,
  • Composition,
  • Perspective painting in a photographic style,
  • Set Extension, the Right Size,
  • Finishing Up – Detailing masks, shadow and light painting.

Career Opportunities:

  • Concept artist
  • Background Artist
  • Digital Painting Artist
  • Matte painter

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