BALLISTIC PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES —d’artiste Matte Painting 3 has been released
Adelaide, South Australia – 10 September 2013

Learn award-winning techniques from the Masters of game and film Matte Painting

Ballistic has proudly announced that d’artiste: Matte Painting 3 is now available for pre-sale. This long awaited sequel to Matte Painting and Matte Painting 2 has been years in the making. The digital art publisher handpicked three Master Artists - David Luong, Damien Macé, and Milan Schere - to teach their timeless and award-winning Matte Painting techniques. Together these incredible digital wizards have dozens of Hollywood blockbusters, TV shows and hit games to their credit, such as World of Warcraft, Game of Thrones, Diablo 3, Harry Potter and Avatar. They bring this wealth of experience and knowledge to Matte Painting 3, which covers everything from concept, to painting and 3D techniques and tricks, to the stunning completion of complex environments.

One of the many highlights is a foreword by Michael Pangrazio, the award winning, traditional and digital matte artist famous for his outstanding work Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back, who is currently Senior Art Director at Weta Digital. Additionally, the three authors pick his brain in an extensive Q and A.

Each d’artiste book is a Master Class, which uses the experience and know-how of industry-leading artists. These Master Artists demonstrate their award-winning and timeless techniques through a series of highly visual tutorials. Matte Painting 3 is the eleventh title in the d’artiste series. Other volumes have explored at great depth: Digital Painting, Matte Painting, Character Modeling, Concept Art, Character Design and Fashion Design.

You won't see anything like this in any other textbook, or at university. d’artiste teaches cutting edge techniques being used in film and games today. d’artiste books are presented in a unique slipcase to ensure the books, like the content, stand the test of time. Ballistic Publishing is renowned for high quality publications. Each image is individually color corrected to ensure the transfer from monitor to print is as close as possible to what the artist intended.

About The CGSociety and Ballistic Media
Ballistic Media operates two major divisions—The CGSociety and Ballistic Publishing. The CGSociety is the world’s largest society of professional digital artists and provider of forums, portfolios, training, job and event services for the digital arts industry. Ballistic Publishing is the leading, independent publisher of books for the digital arts industry. Dedicated to publications of the highest quality and celebrating the talents of digital artists worldwide, Ballistic has set the benchmark as an award-winning boutique publisher. Ballistic Media is based in Adelaide, South Australia, with offices in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) and Tampa (Florida, USA).

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