3.3 The First Waterfall
In this lesson, you’ll be importing and masking in the first waterfall to add depth to the hill.
1.Introduction1 lesson, 01:36
2.Setting Up the Document and Background3 lessons, 16:08
3.Constructing the Island7 lessons, 1:00:20
4.Adding Light, Color, and Depth5 lessons, 44:25
5.Conclusion1 lesson, 00:28
3.3 The First Waterfall
Hey this is Gavin from Tops Plus and in this lesson I'd like to continue adding some more detail to the mountain by adding some waterfalls and playing with the lighting of the central area of the composition. So I'd like to being by first selecting the shade that we added in earlier lessons here and if I add a mask to this and choose the brush and having a patent here about 30. If we paint over that we can reduce the glare in the central part of the image. So it's not as bright, which is good. Like that. And let's go back to our mountain. Let's remain on the brush. Let's bring it down, and let's zoom in. I'm just gonna bring the opacity down to 10. Just reduce some of that edge there. Just slightly, not too much. Just gonna reduce it ever so slightly. Just soften it there and then bring out the mist. To make way for the, elements that we're gonna add in later lessons. So that's fine. Let's zoom back out there. We can leave that as it is. Okay. So what I'd like to do now is go to another one of our assets which is going to be the first waterfall. And I'm gonna drag that across onto the canvas. And let's bring it right up, so it's on top, and let's bring it down, so zoom out slightly, and let's bring it right down to about there for now, let's zoom back in, and let's rasterize the layer, add a mask, and I wanna begin to paint out the areas that I don't need. And let's bring it right up to about 70, and let's make sure that we have the black selected. So let's press x to rotate between black and white. And let's paint out what we don't need there. So we're only focusing on the main part of the waterfall. And some of this surrounding rock. So that's good there, let's just take out some of this of the bottom. Right so let's leave it as it is. Let's reduce it down further. And let's find a good position for it so let's bring it down again slightly more, like that, and let's see where we can fit this. Okay bear in mind we might move this around in later lessons to accommodate the perfume bottle, I'm just going to get the brush tool, bring it down 10% opacity, and again lets just paint out around the image and lets leave it there. Now I'm going to open a levels panel. And just bring it down. In fact, let's cancel that. Now, bare in mind it's always good to make sure you got the right element selected. We had the mask selected there. So we were changing the levels on the mask, which is not desirable. I'm going to choose the main image. Open layer the leveled part again and that should bring it down. Just see if we can add a bit more depth. Which is good, yeah that's good there. And let's zoom out and see how it looks for now. That's not bad. What I'd like to do is bring down the opacity of the waterfall. So I think it's good round about 60 for now. Because obviously the haze and the mist is gonna take away some of the glare, so that's good as is. Okay, so let's close that down, and what I'd like to do in the next lesson, is add another waterfall. And then we're gonna add in the mist. So we're basically gonna reproduce this same technique here on another waterfall, and finish off the mountain so we can make way for the main element, or composition.