The Finishing Touches
The image is starting to look pretty good, right? But there are still a couple of things to do. First, if you look closely, you can see there are still a few places where the render has some issues. Just took the Clone brush and sample some places next to the problem areas. This can be done around the far cliff and the vegetation on the beach, which looks a bit too big (Fig.24).
Time to add a bit of fun to the image! It's a shame to create such a nice place and have nobody to enjoy it, right? So let's bring in a couple of human elements to add a bit of life to the image… not to mention scale and a bit of a story. People love to see environments populated, and a detail like this can make your image more appealing (Fig.25). The tiny boat on the left really looks great, and helps the composition too.
Speaking of composition, there is one last thing. When I do a Vue render, I tend to render a bigger area then I initially intended, just to get more space to play with. In terms of this image, I think cropping the image will make it look a bit better. So after adding a bit of chromatic aberration, and de-focussing some areas, I crop the image and it's done!
This concludes the first tutorial about Vue environments. If you got this far it must have been a pretty interesting read, so if you have any questions feel free to email me. Cheers!