Matte paintings are typically for use in films and video games to make scenes and landscapes that would otherwise be impossible or expensive to create as a film set. We’d like to present you with some master matte painters and their stunning art pieces for your admiration and inspiration. This visual showcase follows up our tutorial on how to create a matte painting in Photoshop.

Chris Duncan

Abandoned house-after

Shipwreck

Mountain Temple

City Corner

Industrial Plant and City

Pirate Cove - West Indies

Final Matte/Concept

Cinema Matte Painting Final

Bay Scene

Tiberius Viris

Outcasts | Live Action Plate

Final image Matte Painting tutorials

King of Houston

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Drakko: At the Edge of the Realm

Desert Countries

Jaime Jasso

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Shahen Jordan

Lordv

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Last Day City

Matte Painting HANCOCK

Raphaƫl-Lacoste

South Kingdom

Sunset on Babylon

Gothic

Year of Millions Dreams

Arctic Express

Rouen After

"Burma" introduction shot

North Kingdom

Pool Mood

Dylan Cole

Hudson City

Superman Returns (landscape)

Fortress of Solitude

Fornarina City 2

Icetrain

Hankook Tire City

Superman Returns

Barad Dur

Christopher Stoski

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Manassas Church

Ring

Yanick Dusseault

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Pinnochio 3000

Frederic St-Arnaud

Rise of Niburu - The myth of planet X

The Decline of Babel Myth - Matte Painting

Cleopatra Queen of Egypt Matte Painting

Desnoyers-Ville

The day after Christmas

Tourism on Venus matte painting

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder of Design Instruct. Join him on Twitter @sixrevisions