========== Info: CLASS 1: INTERFACE An overview of the interface of Photoshop and the main software we will use to create digital matte paintings. CLASS 2: BRUSHES An explanation on everything about the brushes in Photoshop: how to set them up, where to find them, how to load new ones, create your own, and save them for later use. CLASS 3: FREE TRANSFORM & CROP Working with Free Transform, examining all the options and possibilities. Also, a look at the crop tool and how to use the different guides to reformat your image according to various composition rules. CLASS 4: CLONE STAMP TOOL How to accomplish a good image clean-up using the Clone Stamp tool. CLASS 5: GRADING An exploration of different ways to grade an image through adjustment layers like Level, Curve, Color Balance, and Hue/Saturation. CLASS 6: CHANNELS How to use channels to extract a mask and create a detailed selection. How to grade through a channel to bring out more details in our grade. CLASS 7: MERGING The rules for merging elements coming from different sources, with a demonstration using a couple of examples. CLASS 8: FINAL PROJECT, PART 1 The start the final project with clean up using the Clone Stamp Tool and a sky extraction using channels and the Lasso tool. CLASS 9: FINAL PROJECT, PART 2 Integrating the background mountains, working towards a grade, and some final tuning of our image. CLASS 10: FINAL PROJECT, PART 3 Creating two new versions of the same image with two different sky replacements and image colour re-balancing.