In Chapter 7, Changing the Feel With Painting, Values, and Sliders, we completed our landscape painting project, which is great news! What isn't so great news, though, is that our nice and tidy project got a bit unwieldy. Extra layers, merged compositions, and out-of-order masking got us to a final painting that we can be proud of but added some ugly complexity to our file structure.
This chapter is dedicated to "cleaning up our mess," making our file more structured and accessible for working in a team environment. This process will also be helpful if we want to return to this piece in the future, as our organizational process will aid us in making edits or corrections during any revisits we may have.
In this chapter, the main topics will include the following:
- Organizing with shape language
- Retaining clarity through structure
- Taking notes
Essentially, the goal of this chapter...