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Rendering is a complicated art, and there seems to be an infinitely large combination of tools and techniques that master visualizers use, but Photoshop is one program that is bound to appear in almost any work-flow. It’s an exceptionally versatile program that can be used for everything from sketchy collages to photorealistic views, but it’s also an idiosyncratic complex beast that can take years to master.
We’ve gathered together a collection of our most popular and helpful articles on rendering with Photoshop to create a one-stop shop for whatever kind of visual you want to make.
Not all renderings are photorealistic. Impressionistic watercolors add earthy atmosphere and artistic collages can convey a lot of information without getting bogged down in details. Try out the processes in these articles to get some surprising effects.
Photorealistic renderings are tricky, and we have a host of tutorials that walk you through how certain masterpieces were achieved. These demand a host of other programs, but Photoshop always plays a key role.
Tips and Tricks
There’s a lot you can do with Photoshop, but it can be hard to know where to start. These articles walk you through how to convert a rendering from day to night, how to add realistic textures, add the perfect sky, manage layers in complex files and more.
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