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.