Introduction To Matte Painting

Matte paintings are photorealistic landscape and environment paintings. Matte painting combines regular painting using brushes and tools together with photo manipulation.

This makes it very useful for use as backgrounds in productions such as games, movies, tv shows, and so on where extra realism is required, and you don’t want to actually build an entire set or create it all in 3D.

In this video tutorial, we will be looking at what matte painting is, and I will guide you through from the sketching phase to the rendering stage of creating a matte painting. It’s over an hour long so strap yourself in!


This is what we will be creating:


You can find the Evenant brush pack I’m using right here.


Hope you learned something nice! Please let me know in the comments below if you want to learn something else, or what you thought of this tutorial. =)

Until next time, guys!