Architectural Visualization Post Production Course: Master Visual Composition & Lighting


Master the art of architectural visualization with our comprehensive Post Production Course. Learn to create stunning visuals, perfect lighting, and compelling compositions.

David Guardado

David Guardado

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Why take this course

In this final course in the Architectural Visualization series, David will focus on the final result of the renders obtained from the previous course. He will go over the refining steps needed to create a realistic, stunning and artistic image. You will learn how to position the elements to get a great composition, how to adjust the lighting in the scene, and adjust the materials to get the perfect render image.

Various software will be used, like Autodesk 3Ds Max, Corona Renderer, Adobe Photoshop, Marvelous Designer, and Substance Painter to name a few. This course is a continuation of the Architectural Visualization - 3D production course.

Learn how to produce amazing visuals

David really gets into the details about how to get a stunning visual image. You will learn how to reframe your scene and set the camera just right to get the perfect shot. David shows you how to set up a background with buildings in Photoshop and how to match realistic exposure between the interior and exterior. You´ll learn what the difference is between 8-bit and 16-bit images and when to use either one and much more.

Finetune your visual composition

We start by analyzing the renders from the previous course and understand what can be improved. David gives various tips and tricks about what to look out for. From choosing between 8-bit and 16-bit images, reframing your 3d scene to get the perfect composition and various other settings to be considered.

Set the lighting just right

Having your image look natural and realistic depends a lot on getting the lighting just right. David will go into detail about the relationship between interior and exterior lighting and how to get the exposure right, together with other important settings and elements.0

Create material masks and use smart compositing in Photoshop

David will show how to create multi-material masks from your renders and how to manipulate them in a smart way in Photoshop. When the masks are created you’ll learn how to import them and assemble a smart and efficient composite template in Photoshop.

Create an attractive background

You’ll learn how to collect various images of buildings from the internet. And David will show you what settings to use if you’re going to take photos of buildings yourself. When you have collected all the images, David will show you how to put them all together in Photoshop and what settings to use s the images don’t get distorted and fit well together.