Ever wondered how filmmakers produce backgrounds for their films that do not actually exist, yet appear to be so real? Take for example, a film set in the early 1500s. Or one set way into the future. How did a film maker living in the 21st century create a scene that either existed long before he was born or as yet to come into existence? Well, Matte painting is your answer. Earlier on, these used to painted on to glass. Today however, filmmakers are using digital tools, like Photoshop to produce all kinds of amazing, backdrops that they need for every single movie. In this post, you can find several matte painting tutorials for creating all sorts of different scenic backgrounds. Their expertise level ranges from intermediate to advance Photoshop users.