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!

General overview of the 2D postwork process

I’m using (testing really) the SlideShare service to present the process of creation step by step. I hope this will be clear enough and do use the full screen mode to see it better.

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Detail view of moon reflection editing

Sometimes i get into doing little things too much while thinking of other parts of the image. This is the moon reflection layering sequence.

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Moon reflection layers

The images above are missing the final tone mapping and are kind of to dark and bluish still.

  • VukDjordjevic

    Great work man i’ve just seen this on evermotion! I love this blog:) you’re already bookmarked! Keep up the good work!

  • flipya

    Sweet, nice insight into your workflow! You’re bookmarked!

  • viorel

    A very practical lesson. Thank you. Great job.