Work by Evan Cwiertny


This course builds on the principles learned in Digital Painting. Students will learn the art of digital matte painting using Adobe Photoshop and The Foundry’s Nuke. Emphasis is placed on photo manipulation, lighting, atmosphere, compositions, color matching, layer setups, 3D render paint overs, 2.5D projections, set extensions, and plate cleanup. Classes include a mixture of demonstrations, group discussions of production workflows, and in-class exercises, as well as portfolio critiques and industry tips. Students will explore various styles of matte painting and work towards polished final projects.

Class Length

10 Weeks




Adobe Photoshop

Autodesk Maya

Course Requirements

Digital Painting

Course Sections

Fall Term 2023


Date & Time

Ryan Prestridge

Matte Painter

Day: Mon

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Date: Oct 9, 2023 - Dec 17, 2023

Location: LAB3