A subtle but powerful technique for adding some "pop" and definition to your final renders and other images.
I discovered this while experimenting with a way to make images look like pencil sketches. Imagine my surprise when instead it made the image look more real than before! Now it's become part of my regular post render workflow.
I am sure I did not originate this technique but more likely reinvented the wheel. None the less I had not run into it before . An example is in the Added Images link below.
Using part of an image by Dave Goetsch, I will walk you through it.
Solidworks - olsryd 9 cylinder radial engine
I created an Action file for to the Actions palette and you can download it below.
It goes in Photoshop/Presets/Actions.
But please follow the tutorial so you understand what is going on.
Hope you find it useful!
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/tutorial-image-enhancement-with-photoshop
AttachmentsRon's_Enhance.atn, 1.05 KB
Great little tut on Photoshop..... Maybe it is time for others to start sharing there little tuts on what they know about Photoshop....
Might even do a few myself after my finials...
Great job :P
Hi Barbarian I am a member of that site and it has some great tuts for car designs I know how to use it and photoshop..... But would be great it you had the time to do the tut and maybe some more other PS tuts for other members of GrabCAD that do not know how to use PS..... I just do not have the time right now myself but shall have in the next 5 weeks and maybe do one for UV maps and also Photoshop for a CAD model :P
If I find time over the weekend I will make a tutorial for you on how to illustrate cars
http://www.how-to-draw-cars.com/video/members/index.php#ref404? Great education with Photoshop but you need to be a member :P
go to the 2d tutorials something wrong with link
You can achieve a greater quality and have more control if you worked with overlay layers. Make new layers on top set to overlay with soft brush 10-20% opacity enhance the light and dark areas and you can achieve hyper realistic effects.
Yes, thanks for your comment and suggestion Barbarian ...many ways to enhance an image...my description says what this little technique is about, subtle. And with an Action...one click. Cheers, Ron
yeah thats how photoshop usually works mess around with it until you find what works best. If you combined your method with the overlay system and few other tips and tricks you can make illustrations look 3d.