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Rendering a Realistic Island in Softimage and Photoshop

by Kyle Green

In this course we will use Photoshop, to add foliage and other fine details to an island image that has been lit and rendered in Softimage. Software required: Softimage 7.5 and Photoshop.

What you'll learn

In this course we will use Photoshop, to add foliage and other fine details to an island image that has been lit and rendered in Softimage. In this series of lessons, we will explore workflows for creating a realistic island scene using Softimage and Photoshop. We will begin by setting up our various lights, materials, and shadowing effects within Softimage, giving us a good foundation for adding further details in Photoshop. We will bring our rendered image into Photoshop and add details such as shaded foliage, enhancing shadows and highlights, creating more natural weathering and erosion patterns, atmospheric effects, and much more. Using these techniques, we will be able to use both Softimage and Photoshop to create a finished image much faster, and with more control than if we tried to use only one of these applications. Software required: Softimage 7.5 and Photoshop.

About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors, now a Pluralsight company. and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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