Create something new with Mattepaint.

Join the MattePaint Academy today and learn from Industry Professionals

  • Learn with the Academy.

  • Tutorials

    Watch tutorials ranging from 5 minutes to 2 hours created by industry artists and tailored specifically for professional workflows.

  • Feedback

    Become part of a community of experienced artists through our Discord community and get 1-on-1, live feedback when you need it!!

  • Resources

    Tutorials, photography, packs, PSD’s and more! You’ll find everything you need in one place.

“Thank you for building this amazing resource! The assets have inspired me to the next level. Amazing team, great tutorials... everything is amazing!”

Yung Sheng Tseng ~ Matte Painter, Luma Pictures

Join The MattePaint Academy

Thrive in our community and engage meaningfully with other artists. Accelerate your skills through the MattePaint Academy.


Discord Community

Engage and connect with other artists in a meaningful way. Join our discord community and become part of the Tribe!

1-on-1 Mentoring

Take your art to the next level. Book a mentoring session with one of our industry professionals.

Live Feedback Sessions

Hosted twice a week, join us on Twitch and Discord as we review the latest work submitted by artists in the Academy.

Organic Learning

Learn at your own pace and learn what is relevant to you. Our Library grows based on your requests!

Jacob Scamell

“Amazing mentors, all the doubts I had were solved. They know how to make a class interesting and gave me so many amazing professional tips!”

Camilo Brushinsky, Mattepaint Academy

  • Connect with Industry Artists.

  • Community

    Connect with a community of professional artists helping the next generation to land their dream job.

  • Mentorship

    Book 1-on-1 mentoring and small-group sessions with industry artists every week!

  • Industry Network

    Connect with people ‘on the ground’ and learn inside information, current industry standards, upcoming jobs and more.

Industry Leader in Reference Photography.

Join over 10,000 artists in Visual Effects, Film, Games and Architecture who rely on MattePaint!


panoramic shots

Cutting-edge panoramic photography, shot in HDR.

endless selection

Continually growing library of 50,000+ production quality images.

ultra quality

Enormous resolution, mutiple exposure values, minimal grain and blur.

own your images

Download images at your desired resolution and exposure. Re-download for free, anytime.

Jakhangir Zeynalov

Our Network

  • FuseFX
  • Animal Logic
  • Framestore
  • MPC: Motion Picture Company
  • Mr.X
  • Blur Studios
  • Mill Film
  • Digic Pictures
  • Technicolor
  • Double Negative
  • Scanline VFX

Build your world today.

  • Monthly Credits

    Use credits to download images, image packs and tutorials, every included under one system.

  • Sample Images

    Download any image for free before your purchase, or use the sample resolution for free!

  • 1-On-1 Mentoring

    For a limited time, get 2 hours of personal mentoring with our founder, Conrad Allan, with an Artist-Pro Yearly Subscription!

Artist Lite Lite

  • 200 credits/mo
  • 1200px Sample images
  • Academy Access
  • 1 Exposure Level
$ 14 /month

Artist Plus Plus

  • 400 credits/mo
  • 1600px Sample images*
  • Academy Access
  • 1 Exposure Level
$ 19 /month

Artist Pro Pro

  • 800 credits/mo
  • 1600px Sample images*
  • Academy Access
  • Access all Exposures
  • 2hrs of 1-on-1 mentoring
$ 29 /month

Nicolas Hubert

Frequently Asked Questions.


What Subscription Is Right For Me?

If you're not sure, we recommend an Artist-Plus subscription for new users as it comes with all features, Academy access and rollover of credits. If you need more credits, you can always upgrade.

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What Payment Methods Do You Offer?

We support the following payment methods:
Credit Card / Debit Card / PayPal

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Do you offer educational discounts?

Yes, we work with educational institutions and freelance educators to create tailored offerings and discounts for students.

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Do I keep my unused credits

Yes, unused credits will roll over to the next month with Artist-Plus and Artist-Pro plans. Your accrued credits will remain active even if you decide to cancel your plan.

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Can I use your materials in my Film / Animation / Game

Yes, using our images in these projects is allowed when the end product constitutes a new copyrighted Work. This means using our images in Stock Videos are not allowed.

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Will you help promote me and my work to Studios?

Yes, our primary focus with the MattePaint Academy is to get our students into the industry. We are regularly in contact with studios and recruiters and are constantly working with them to fill positions.

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How do we compare?

Lowest Prices, Highest Quality.

  • MattePaint

    $0.65 USD / image

    Based on 1yr Pro subscription
  • Adobe Stock

    $2.65 USD / image

  • Shutterstock

    $2.90 USD / image

  • iStockPhoto

    $2.90 USD / image

Compare our plans

Own Your Images

Download images at your desired resolution and exposure. Re-download for free, anytime.

Panoramic Shots

Cutting-edge panoramic photography, shot in HDR.

Powerful Search

A.I. Powered search, categories and advanced filters.

The weekly challenges are the best motivation I've found, I wish I had found it sooner! ”

Lasma Zeimule

MattePaint Student

Build Your World.

Experience the Worlds highest quality reference photography and see for yourself why the industry relies on MattePaint.

Ayan Chakraborty