Hints 'n' Tips from our Intrepid Designer: Tricks of the Trade – Image Enhancing

Welcome to our first Hints ‘n’ Tips section from Virtual Worlds very own ‘Intrepid Designer’!

These regular features will contain little tried & tested ‘nuggets of gold’ that hopefully, all you Virtual Worlds users can fully utilise and perhaps put into practice in your own designs and ultimately, enhance your client’s design experience.

Here’s our Intrepid Designer’s first instalment:

Image Enhancing – part one

If you like to go that extra mile for your clients to help seal the deal – why not use some of my tricks of the trade for enhancing your render images! Little touches, such as adding steam to a boiling kettle or saucepan on the hob, really help to bring a design alive and are easily achieved post render, by running the image through Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 – which I personally find much easier to get to grips with than Adobe Photoshop!

And to complete the look – how about a realistic glow under the saucepans! Again, very easily accomplished in the render itself – with a self luminescent material finish on a shaped ring, placed above the hob burners.

Both are simple tweaks, but extremely effective – well worth spending that extra time perfecting!

Part Two to follow soon.

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