I figured I’d go over some basic thought processes on creating your projection camera for Matte Painting. First off you need to figure out your shot camera in order to then create a projection camera to work for it.
Part two, I will go over using test texture to check your setup if working correctly.
I’ve used a Wacom tablet for years, and I’ve had a Cintiq for a couple years, but I just couldn’t get used to you. I’ve tried drawing with various pens before on the older Ipads, but none of them felt same as a drawing in my sketchbook or the sensitivity of a wacom stylus. Now, I’m considering either an Ipad Pro or Surface tablet. The advances in the Ipad Pro and pen or the Surface seem to finally hit the mark. For years Steve Jobs was quoted as never wanting a stylus with it’s devices, but I’m sure glad they changed their minds. The Pencil from Apple is amazing.
Little demo using adjustment layers in Photoshop. I take a night time image to use as reference to then turn two daytime mountain photos into night time. First, I balance the two photos together, then color time them to be night time.