Hi everyone. Welcome to our final module on which we are going to paint over the 3D model we created, to create our environment concept art. So the first thing I'm doing here is, I'm taking down the opacity of the lines of our 3D model, and now what I need to do is to have flat colors for each section so it's easier to select them when we need to do so in order to paint over on specific areas individually. So what I'm doing now is, I'm selecting each and every group. You can see that as I select these groups, they are not entirely perfect, and that's why we need to fill them with solid colors. So I'm deselecting whatever does not belong to the group. So I'm trying to fill with the flat colors. So now I'm going to fill this with the teal color on a new layer, and I always try to find contrasting colors. So we don't have problems of selecting areas you don't want by accident. So now, we began from the top of the image. Let's create a new layer and let's try this cliff here. I need to select the layer with the clown pass. So I'm going to select a very bright pink color. Let's just make sure we have everything selected and we have this dark line here on the edge. Let's just hold shift and click on that too make sure we select everything we need, and that seems to be okay here. Here there's this tiny, yes, now everything is selected. So let me zoom out, and just to make sure we have all we want, we're going to do this, go to select, modify, expand, and expand by two pixels your selection. So that way, you make sure the pink color will fill everything you need. So let's fill this with the flat pink color, very bright, very contrasting, but that's the main purpose of the clown pass. Now, let's create a new layer, select the clown pass layer again, with the one tool let's select the bridge. With the bridge selected, we need to go back to our empty layer we just created, and let's fill this with a purple color. But again, bright purple. Same thing, expand your selection by two pixels, and fill this with a bright purple. Let's repeat that for all the areas we have on our composition. So select the clown pass. Now, let's do the same with this portion of our map, and again try to select everything you need and eventually deselect things you don't need that were selected by accident. So when a new layer I'm going to create the flat blue for this portion of our environment. I could pretty well speedup the video. So you wouldn't have to go through all these tabs because they are a little bit repetitive, but I wanted to follow everything. Actually sometimes, I make some mistakes, mistakes you may do as well. So I think it's better to show how to go around these mistakes or even problems when you find them. So that's why I recorded everything in real time with an aeration and not speed up. So let's fill this portion with a bright green. So it contrasts well with the blue and the background we're going to create. So on our a new layer, select modify, expand, and just click okay, and let's fill this with the green color. Alt backspace to fill with the foreground color, and last but not least, those two tiny yellow portions. Notice that I'm trying to create organization, actually an organization for my layers in such a way that it's logical like the shapes they are on top of each other in the same order as they are in our environment. Because I'll then after doing all this, I'm going to merge all these layers and I'm going to have a second column pass layer with a flat colors. So let's fill this. After expanding our selection, let's fill this with a bright yellow. The brightest you can have and Alt backspace to fill with the foreground color, and that's okay. Now I have all the areas with flat colors. So with a single click of my magic wand, I'll be able to select the areas specifically and I'll be able to paint on them without affecting whatever's around them. So I just merged everything into a single clown pass layer, so I have two clown pass layer now. Now we can think about the actual colors for our environment concept. So we're going to create a new layer here, and let's start to think about the mood we want for our painting. So basically, what I want as my concept is a dark place, a very dark place with a couple of lights spots shining. So let's think about the idea of darkness. I think if we go with cool purplish color, we will have nice mood for our scene. So I'm creating an adjustment layer, solid color few layer, and I'm going to choose the color I want, which is pretty much a dark purple color. Let's just hit okay here. I think that's the right color. So okay. Let's turn this into a multiply layer. So we can have our environment colored or tinted by this solid color fill layer. So this actually begins to set the mood of our environment, but the background color is too bright. So let's darken this background color, so we have a different fill to our illustration. So let me do this here. Okay. Oh yeah, one of the reasons is that we have an opaque white on this layer. So I'm going to use my want tool on my alpha layer. So select the alpha layer, and with the one tool, select the black portion of your alpha layer which pretty much All you have is your environment. So I'm inverting the selection control shift I. Now I have two options. I can either turn this layer which is a smart object layer into a regular layer by rasterizing it, or I can just do as I'm doing now. I'm inverting the selection again to select the portion of the land of our concept piece, and I'm duplicating that to a new layer. So the background now is transparent. When I turn off this, you'll see that my background is not as light as it was before because now, I'm using this gray background as the base for the purple color. So let's make it slightly darker so we can see our environment against that. Let's see if this is the best option. I think it is. So let's see. If perhaps a little bit brighter, we can make it look better. So this pretty much makes the cliffs as a silhouette against the background. Yeah, I think this would be okay. There's still a lot of painting to do. So this is just the initial mood we're getting. You can see that now, it looks like a night scene. It looks like a cave or somewhere where you have a darkness predominating. So now on my new layer, let's begin the actual painting. So let's begin by selecting the different areas on our environment. To do so, I'm going to my new clown pass with my one tool and see how easy it is now for me to stay within the area I want to paint on. On my new layer, so now I'm going to use a brighter color. But let's take a look at a different way to select colors. So what I like to use is the lab color space, the L-A-B color space. You can find it under the Color Picker palette. You have this slider here which corresponds to the lightness. If you select A and B, you have different results. One of them with more reddish or greenish, and the other one with cooler and warmer selections of color. So let's do it with the A selected, and I want to brighter and slightly cooler color selected. You can see that this is very subtle, but it conveys a good result. It gives me a good result, because now I'm painting with a variation of the scholar not just a variation in terms of lightness but also in color temperature, okay? It's very important to be aware of the differences in color temperature when you paint because this actually gives life to every single object you are painting. If you're painting a human figure, for example, and the human figure is under the sun, there's a warm source of light, and probably warm shadows or cool shadows depending on whatever is around the figure. So you have to find a way not only to make the colors brighter or darker, but also cooler or warmer as you paint. One of the easiest ways is by using the lab, L-A-B color space. So right now, I'm creating a much brighter color for the light which I want coming from within this gate here. So let's create this shaft of light coming from under this, let's say this rock door on this temple which is slightly open. Now, let's make it even brighter. What I'm doing is, I'm always color-picking from the environment, and I'm trying to make variations by blending colors, all my environment. Of course, then once I reach a certain limit, I will make them cooler or warmer using my color picker. So blend the colors in the environment, and you can see that it looks like a natural color coming because that's what I'm doing. I'm using existing colors. I'm using colors which are already on my environment. Again, when I reach a certain aspect of it of which I cannot merge them anymore and I cannot get any more variations from that, then I will do like this. Let's make it warmer and brighter. So let's have like a yellowish light coming from here so we have a good contrast of temperatures, like warm versus cold. So brighter and warmer, and I keep going and going until I have the results I want. Now, look at this. How easy it is to paint light and to paint color variations by using this process? Okay, so let's continue doing this. Also squint at your painting, squint your eyes, actually slightly close your eyes when you look at your paintings, so you can have a different vision of the contrasts and if the color temperatures are working. So what I'm doing now is I'm picking a different color for the side of this construction here. So you can see, again, I'm color-picking from my environment, making mixtures from the new colors I'm adding with the existing colors of the environment. This is actually, it's going to make a huge difference in the harmony in the end of the painting.