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Maryam
11-01-2005, 10:13 AM
Here is a quick tip to create Sun Reflection on water.

http://www.mattepainting.org/tips/sun_tut_01.jpg

You can always play arround with colors, the same as this version

http://www.mattepainting.org/tips/sun_tut_02.jpg

or add blur effects and ...

and here (http://www.mattepainting.org/tips/sun_tut_00.zip) is the PSD file.

Maryam
11-10-2005, 11:20 AM
Same techniques can be used to remove color spill
Just use the adjustment layers and paint a mask for them.
Here is a quick example to improve a shot.

http://mattepainting.org/tips/lens.jpg

ehsan
07-15-2006, 10:21 PM
hey this is great ... I didnt know this ...

nickmarshallvfx
03-28-2007, 03:32 PM
This is why the mods are gods ;)

nickmarshallvfx
04-16-2007, 01:48 PM
Can anyone explain to me what the curves and levels adjustment layers are doing that could not just be done in the brightness/contrast adjustment layer? I cant work out why they are needed :(

Nick

brad
04-16-2007, 05:57 PM
I guess each has itís own advantages.
Some changes are easier to control in curve, some are easier with Level.
The differences are tiny but effective.

mordecaidesign
04-16-2007, 10:23 PM
The differences are tiny but effective.

Brad pretty much said it.

For me, I've taken out the brightness and contrast controls out my top menu, and I try my best to always use Curves. When I can't use curves (curves can be hard to understand), I'll use levels.

Brightness + Contrast = Axe
Levels = Knife
Curves = Scalpel

Keep in mind that non-destructive layer editing can be fine and dandy but for some things it's quicker and will save file size if you just press Cmd + M or Cmd + L.

nickmarshallvfx
04-17-2007, 03:30 AM
Thanks guys, that was very quick and informative. Im not really very good with curves at the moment, so im trying to get better with it. I use levels a lot though, so i can still get some of the accuracy i guess.

Appreciate the help, thank you!

Nick

photoshopped
06-28-2007, 09:24 AM
Good resource thanks,

Jay