Architectural Post-production: From boring to brilliant !
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Architectural Post-production: From boring to brilliant !

A down-to-earth guide to bring raw architectural renders to life !
3.9 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
33 students enrolled
Created by Farhad Rashidi
Last updated 5/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Use different types of V-Ray render elements for post-production.
  • Add dirt layers to renders for a more realistic look.
  • Use Adobe Photoshop adjustment tools such as hue, saturation, and color balance, etc.
  • Enhance your renders using Nik Photoshop plugin.
  • Use masking techniques in Photoshop for post-production purposes.
  • Apply "Dodge & Burn" technique to enhance your works.
  • Improve the quality of your renders to attract larger clients.
  • Earn more money making professional looking renders.
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  • You need a version of Photoshop installed on your computer.
  • You should be able to download some free plugins and textures as I mention them during the course.

When I started architectural visualization and rendering with Max & V-Ray, my final renders were not so interesting .It was very sad. Comparing my renders to professional archivizs' across the internet made me deeply disappointed. Their renders had something magical that was pleasing to the eye. I used to think studying more about V-Ray render settings, lighting, texturing, etc. would fix my problem, but it wasn’t the case. After much ado, I decided to improve my post production skills and the result blew my mind! Yes, that was it! The miracle! The more I spent on improving my post-production skills, the better my renders got.

I am confident that many of you guys have the same problem, so I decided to launch a course to get straight to curing your washed-out unsatisfying renders!

In this course, we won't go to every boring menu and setting in Photoshop, we do our job fast and flawlessly, just like a pro!

You don't need to have any skill in Photoshop at all. Just follow my steps and understand the workflow. I give you all the details you need to know.

Just bear in mind your raw renders must meet the minimum requirements of a good render such as correct lighting and texturing. In other words, you can't render rubbish and expect Photoshop to clean it up for you! It's about taking your ordinary render to an eye-catching world-class one!

So be positive and confident about what you are doing and what you will do after finishing this course! You will make great progress.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for those who use V-Ray render engine for architectural visualization and want to take their renders to a whole new level. No Photoshop prior knowledge is needed. In addition, if you have a raw render produced by another 3D software, you can still use this course. This course is not for you if you're a photograph retoucher or just want to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop!
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to Architectural Post-production
2 Lectures 01:11

Welcome Everyone! Let's look at what you will achieve by finishing this course.

Preview 00:47

Download all the files we use during this course.

Course Files
Working with Passes
2 Lectures 07:27

Why you should choose to render elements regionally.

A Few Words about Region Rendering

Use great features of V Ray & Photoshop together.

Preview 06:41
Adding Dirt
2 Lectures 16:55

Do you know you can achieve a more realistic render by simply adding dirt?

Adding Dirt - Part 1

You finish adding dirt to your render and you will be astonished by the result! 

Adding Dirt - Part 2
Creating the Blooming Effect
1 Lecture 06:16

Learn how to make your renders glow with a light bloom.

The Blooming Effect
The Nik Collection
2 Lectures 06:34

Nik from google is here to make your life easier.

Preview 04:06

Learn how to use another tool from Nik's collection to make things more dramatic!

Bring out the Sky Details
Dodge and Burn
1 Lecture 03:20

You will learn how you can use dodge and burn in a non-destructive way. Dodge and burn with a twist!

Dodge and Burn
Working with Adjustment Tools
4 Lectures 03:44

What to do when the colors are not satisfying!

Adding Blue Cast

Is your render colorfully balanced?

Color Balance

You will learn how to adjust intensely bright colors in your render.


Don't worry! No chemicals are involved. Nik and his magic come back to our rescue!

Cross Processing
Final Steps
2 Lectures 03:57

Let's apply a few simple changes to finish our work.

Final Touches

That's it! You've done it! You've transformed a dull looking render to a gorgeous one!

Before and After
About the Instructor
Farhad Rashidi
3.9 Average rating
8 Reviews
33 Students
1 Course
Arcithectural Visualization Specialist

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”

Isaac Asimov

I came across this quote nearly a decade ago and it thoroughly changed my life. I was an undergraduate engineering student back then, and I wasn’t happy at all. My interest was engaged somewhere else. I graduated from university knowing that I wasn’t going to work a minute as an engineer. Over the past 10 years, I dedicated myself to mastering what intrigues me most, i.e. 3D visualization, Photoshop and photography, to name a few. All the effort I put into this long journey paid off after a few years. I make a comfortable living out of what I consider as my serious hobbies. I’ve been a freelance architectural visualization specialist for 7 years. I’ve worked for numerous small and large clients and have helped them bring their ideas to life. In Addition, I have helped many fellow enthusiasts tailor their skills along the way. When I started this journey, I benefited greatly from many tutorials and short courses made by passionate people. I strongly believe that now it’s my turn to contribute to other people’s progress. Learning is a never ending journey. I’m still learning and I hope I meet new people of my own tribe to share my passion with them and to learn from them.