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Tutorial Issue 1 Dark scenery by Alegion Tutorial Issue 1 Dark scenery by Alegion

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Ok this is my first tutorial so be easy on me. Please credit and link back to this tutorial if you find it useful.
Cover Image: [link]

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12-25-2008: One of the numeral steps was missing "10", There is no actual missing step to the tutorial, just mis-numbered.

Tools:
Stocks, Photoshop CS4, PC, InDesign CS4

Stock Credits:
:iconnight-fate-stock: Sky: [link]
:iconmaliciarosnoir-stock: Castle: [link]
:iconjackies-stock: Bridge: [link]

stock.xchng Rock: [link]
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:iconimarose2:
This looks like a fun project. Thank you.
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Susan-Petersen-Roper Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks wonderful! Very professional and easy to follow.
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suruha Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is very good! I love the image, but, you did a great job explaining things. You were very thorough!
There is another way to do Step 12, that I know about. Before you flatten the image, instead, hit 'Control'+'Alt'+'Shift'+'E' (PC); Command-Option-Shift-E (Mac). This will create a flattened comp of all the layers while leaving all the layers intact beneath it. You have to select the top-most layer to use this shortcut. Also, you must have at least 2 layers, even if one is blank. This also comes in handy when you want to use multiple layer effects, where they cannot be all done in one layer.
I'm off to try this one out! You have inspired me! Thank you!!

Su
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DarkForce82 Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Go easy on you? Very well done mate :)
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:iconvega59:
I'm new to Matte painting and I cant wait to try this tutorial!!!!

Cheers

Martin
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:iconfatgordon0:
This is a cool image. The only issue I have with it is that the lighting is wrong - the light source is behind the castle - but the castle is clearly lit from the left, not behind. When I put my images together, I am always trying to ensure the lighting is always consistent. Other that that, I really like the final result.
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:icontheoneandonlytina:
Thanks! I'm gonna start it right now!
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srag May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thnx a lot fot this man :)
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projecchick Jan 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Hi, again, your tutorial helped me create this [link] hope you like it
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