Course overview Course overview
Level up your production painting skills
Today’s studios have evolved a set of demands that move beyond the singular focus of matte painting to include digital environments and production illustrations. In this course, Nick Hiatt will demonstrate the processes he uses to create a detailed production illustration, employing the same modern techniques required in everyday production work. He will break down his workflow for creating digital environments and show students how to create a range of 3D assets--from characters to terrain to architecture. Once 3D assets are created, students will paint them using a mix of techniques in Photoshop. This course will cover many different types of industry-standard software, and will explore an array of approaches to create production illustrations and modern digital paintings.
Production Illustration for Matte Painters and Concept Artists WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Taking your skills, to the next level
Lectures by Nick Hiatt
Nick Hiatt is an Art Director, Matte Painter and Concept Artist based out of Los Angeles California. He began his career working with such Visual Effects studios as Digital Domain, Bad Robot, Disney and Sony Imageworks. Nick currently owns a Visual Effects studio that specializes in Matte Painting, Concept Art and 3d Environments. Nick has worked on a range of projects such as Star Wars, Thor, Star Trek, Destiny, Call of Duty, Halo and Lord of the Rings to name a few.
summer TERM Registration
May 6, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019
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environment design Benefits
What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
1+ Year Access
Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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