25 Outstanding Matte Painting Tutorials

Last week we published a post that showcased beautiful examples of matte paintings for your design inspiration. This week we’d like to follow that up by showcasing some of the best tutorials that will show you more about the process of creating matte paintings so you can try it for yourself. Here you’ll find links to 25 tutorials from various sources. Some of them are laid out step-by-step and others are case studies or more general overviews of the matte painting process.

Basic Principles of Digital Matte Painting

Basic Principles of Digital Matte Painting

Getting Started with Digital Matte Painting: Workflow, Techniques, and Walkthrough

Getting Started with Digital Matte Painting: Workflow, Techniques, and Walkthrough

Matte Painting 101: Meteor Impacts

Matte Painting 101: Meteor Impacts

Matte Painting 101: Basic Extraction and Composition Techniques

Matte Painting 101: Basic Extraction and Composition Techniques

Matte Painting 101: Basic Destruction Techniques

Matte Painting 101: Basic Destruction Techniques

Matte Painting 101: Lighting Fires

Matte Painting 101: Lighting Fires

Creating a Devastating Tidal Wave in Photoshop

Creating a Devastating Tidal Wave in Photoshop

Using Lighting, Atmospherics and Digital Illustration Techniques for Matte Painting

Using Lighting, Atmospherics and Digital Illustration Techniques for Matte Painting

Create an Incredible Avatar Inspired Matte Painting of Pandora

Create an Incredible Avatar Inspired Matte Painting of Pandora

Planet X Matte Painting in Photoshop

Planet X Matte Painting in Photoshop

How to Create an Amazing Futuristic Matte Painting in Photoshop

How to Create an Amazing Futuristic Matte Painting in Photoshop

London National History Museum Matte Painting

London National History Museum Matte Painting

Matte Painting Tutorial

Matte Painting Tutorial

Matte Painting: Making of Barbarossa

Matte Painting: Making of Barbarossa

Create a Distressed Surreal Cityscape

Create a Distressed Surreal Cityscape

Making of Renaissance

Making of Renaissance

Matte Painting Tutorial of Tajmahal Using Photoshop

Matte Painting Tutorial of Tajmahal Using Photoshop

Making of Urban

Making of Urban

The Making of The Decline of Babel Myth – Jacobsen War

The Making of The Decline of Babel Myth - Jacobsen War

Matte Painting: Cleopatra Queen of Egypt

Matte Painting: Cleopatra Queen of Egypt

Making of Distant Shores

Making of Distant Shores

Create a Post-Apocalyptic Matte Painting

Create a Post-Apocalyptic Matte Painting

Create a Realistic Panoramic Matte Painting in Photoshop

Create a Realistic Panoramic Matte Painting in Photoshop

Matte Painting – The Castle

Matte Painting - The Castle

The Making of Votussoloum Matte Painting

The Making of Votussoloum Matte Painting

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  • aledesign.it, November 9, 2011

    All are apocalyptic images..only Cleopatra’s Garden is a wiev so nice..and quiet… Nice collection…

  • zohaib, November 10, 2011

    working on Creating a Devastating Tidal Wave in Photoshop. Great tutorials BTW..

  • adumpaul, November 10, 2011

    Awesome matte painting collection.I love this painting.Thank you for sharing.

  • Swamykant, November 11, 2011

    Awesome collection. Thanks for share.

  • Web Hosting, November 12, 2011

    Great collection… Cool

  • Michael, November 12, 2011

    Outstanding collection! Especially this devastating tidal wave, of course you can see that isn’t real but it still makes you think what would happen

  • Andrew, November 14, 2011

    You’re is like Final Fantasy! Great Images!

  • Monica, November 17, 2011

    My cousin was obsessed with this program. Now he is trying oil techniques…Are you in Film Industry ? They use this a lot.
    You have great ideas. I like them.

  • Pavan Somu, July 26, 2012

    Wow! This is the best collection of matte painting tutorials I’ve seen in a while…thanks for the article.

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