Matte painting is a painted representation of the landscape or the remote location. Matte paintings are used to create digital and visual sets that don’t exist in real life. Originally, matte paintings were painted on glass plates, also known as glass hot. Digital matte painting is one of the styles of the fastest growing and most difficult digital arts created at present. Today, most of the filmmakers use digital applications such as Photoshop to produce backdrops they need.


Here we chose 25 Useful matte painting Tutorials. Try them and have fun..!!!

1. Cloudy Dream Scene

Sometimes real life can be boring so artists extend their imaginations and designs to extreme limits through dream scenes, fictional world, or surrealistic images. Today we’ll be creating a cloudy dream scene using Photoshop’s different tools and techniques.


2. Making of Renaissance

This has been done By Marco Bauriedel.


3. Devastating Tidal Wave

Create a Devastating Tidal Wave in Photoshop we will give New York City a break and will destroy London with a devastating tidal wave.

Tower Bridge of London

4. Fantasy Landscape Photo

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a fantasy landscape using some simple and easy techniques.


5. Fantasy Matte Painting

Matte painters often take several photos and combine them with 3D elements to create futuristic or fantasy scenes for movies, film, or video games.

rural life.

6. Stone Giant Matte Painting


7. Maison Hantee

This tutorial is actually a “making of” where I explain how I proceeded to achieve this matte painting.


8. Matte Painting Tutorial of Tajmahal


9. Avatar Inspired Matte Painting of Pandora

In this tutorial, Stas Lobachev will walk you through his creation of “Pandora Afterdark”, a digital matte painting that received a Golden Award and 2nd place in a pre-release competition hosted by CGTalk.


10. Basic Destruction

Basic Destruction Techniques will teach you how to created a flooded city and destroy buildings and structures. This tutorial will focus on the destruction of New York, which seems to be a favorite amongst filmmakers.

The Brooklyn bridge

11. The Corridor

This particular scene was designed with the intention of making a 3D version, which would hopefully have a little more clarity after having been explored as a 2D digital image first. My aim was to create a scene that relied more on light and textures as opposed to geometry. I therefore opted for a simple corridor environment using some basic one point perspective and ending with a doorway.


12. Making of Pitch


13. Matte Painting Inspired Scene

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, we are going to go over a method for composing a beautiful matte painting style scene.


14. Paint a Castle


15. Realistic Panoramic Matte Painting

In this tutorial I will show you how to turn a single stock photo into a realistic panoramic scene.


16. Making of The Votussoloum


17. Lighting Fires

Lighting Fires will teach you how to extract and combine two images, use adjustment layers to make a nighttime scene, how to paint with masks, create highlights, and how to paint fires and torches.

Florence panorama

18. Post Apocalyptic Matte Painting

In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a post-apocalyptic matte painting of an old cathedral.


19. Apocalyptic Panoramic Matte Painting


20. Digital Matte Painting


21. Planet X Matte Painting

In this tutorial I will show you how to create that using some photos, 3D rendered models in 3DS Max and Photoshop.


22. Sleepy Japanese Village

In today’s tutorial, we will create a sleepy Japanese village in Photoshop by combining several stock photos.


23. Matte Painting Meteor Impacts

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.

The New York City skyline

24. Distressed Surreal Cityscape

In this tutorial I’m going to show you some techniques in matte painting to create a distressed surreal cityscape.


25. Making Of The Castle


Hope you are entertained with this showcase!