Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

 
In this tutorial we will make tornado wallpaper. We will try to make a quick matte painting. We will take a photo and retouch it adding tornados to the background.

So let's pick up the photo then. I've chosen this one - it has a very catastrophic like mood.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

I've also chosen the other one to combine with the first one but we'll decide this problem later if we need it. Always pick up several photos.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

First thing I want to do is to separate foreground elements and copy it to a separate layer. I'll use quick mask for that.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

I've also found some reference photos. Luckily i haven't seen the tornadoes " in the flesh".

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

So I've chosen the first picture to work with and I also have some crowd imitating brushes.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

Here is my selection (background) - it is really rough - you should do it better. I did it very fast.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

I'm beginning to paint now on the background. As we've made a copy of the foreground element and we are painting on the layer that is located underneath the foreground element layer. Also see my layer order:

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

Look and the reference one more time. Try to imitate all the elements of the tornado: the form the
  
edges and how the value is connected between each other.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

I would like to create some ripped edges with smudge tool and a dot brush.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

We'll take some other brush because every brush has different edges. Try to pick up the colors from the original image.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

Here is my color palette.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

I'd like to create another tornado far in the distance on the right. So the same brushes were used there only with a smaller diameter. And the color gamma is different too. So you got to know 1 simple rule you should know that the further the object stays in foreground the more color of the background it gains.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

Some detailing on the background too.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper



Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

Some highlights too. I did it with a most contrast yellow on the picture. You just pick the most lightened color and make it a little bit lighter using color palette.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

Here is the final sample:

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

Final steps: some coloring and foreground element erasing. I've created an color balance layer and just exposed the upper part of the image to this color.

Matte painting - tornado wallpaper

So 'I've hoped you learn something even if this one explained so good. Just practice and it will be ok.

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9 Responses to "Matte painting - tornado wallpaper"

 
Josh Drake Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingempty Unrated
said this on 15 Jan 2009 12:44:27 PM MDT
Really cool effect! Thanks for the tutorial!

 
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said this on 22 Jan 2009 8:26:08 AM MDT
Great tut. Thx...

 
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said this on 03 Apr 2009 12:54:04 AM MDT
Excellent tutorial! I love the effect, and the techniques were great. Thanks for sharing this, I'm definitely looking forward to more of your posts.

 
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said this on 24 Apr 2009 12:53:22 PM MDT
WOW! fantastic, thx..

 
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said this on 16 Oct 2009 11:31:31 AM MDT
where did you get your cloud brushes from?

 
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said this on 24 Oct 2009 9:20:24 AM MDT
Thanks realy great & a creative mind keep posting

 
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said this on 12 May 2010 3:43:16 AM MDT
really cool!! thanks for sharing....

 
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said this on 14 May 2010 10:56:54 PM MDT
nice:D

 
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said this on 02 Oct 2010 3:31:32 AM MDT
good




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