In this DVD, Dylan discusses the fundamentals of landscape matte painting by demonstrating how to design a shot, both from a plate and from scratch. Intended for the beginning to intermediate matte painter, the quick studies in this lecture explore the necessary color and composition techniques for creating convincing landscapes. Learn how to lead the viewer’s eye through a composition by manipulating light, color and line. Six different paintings are created in a variety of locales and lighting scenarios. From snowy mountains to lush jungles, moody dusk to bright daylight, this DVD offers an exciting look into the art of digital matte painting. Included in this DVD are the original layered Adobe Photoshop® files in addition to the original plate photography.