How To 2D Postwork a 3D render, N2 Residence

I’ve posted a thread over at PushPullBar about N2 Residence project’s design process. Here I’m posting about the 2D postwork done to achieve the render above. I had a very short time to create this image, so I left much to be done after the actual render. Ideally i would have loved to recreate the site in 3D as-well. Hope you enjoy this.

This type of image editing in crunching time doesn’t really have a strict logic to it. I had to find images for the moon, sky, reflections on the water and city lights. Some of which i had in my private library and others i found on the web. I also did some hand painting using a Wacom tablet. I’ve add this new nifty green twitter button to the top right, so if you like this post – tweet it! Read more

How to enhance 3d renders with 2d elements

When i first started out with architectural visualization i was very strict about doing it 3d all the way, but today almost every image i create incorporates some 2d techniques applied in post using software such as photoshop.

sometimes i add elements i didn’t have time to create in 3d or forgot about them. Other times i plan before hand on adding those elements and save time this way – especially if I’m not sure the client will approve them and this way i can just hide the layers. the technique I’ll describe in this post is especially useful and easy to apply in single focal point images.

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