Matte painting is a technique that filmmakers use to create
backgrounds for scenes that can’t or don’t exist in real life. In the
early days, matte paintings were actually painted onto glass. Today,
modern filmmakers use digital applications such as Photoshop to produce
the backdrops that they need. We have published many matte painting
tutorials on this site meant for intermediate and advanced users. This
tutorial is part of a series of tutorials that we will be publishing on
this meant for those of you who may be relatively new to Photoshop or
matte painting in general.
Today’s tutorial, Matte Painting 101: Meteor Impacts will teach you
how to destroy a city with meteors. In this tutorial you will learn how
to paint streams of smoke, and break up buildings. Let’s get started!