Keep up-to-date with Free tutorials!!


Sign up to our twice-monthly newsletter today for the latest tutorials, interviews and product information.

Sign me up to receive third-party emails from 3dtotal's partners, too!

- Latest news
- Exclusive Shop Offers
- Preview early content
- Plus much more


Not Ready to take that step? OK, Why not just Subscribe to the RSS Feed

submit tutorial
1 | 2 | 3
Digital Art Masters: V7 - Sample Making Of 'San Juan'

| Your Rating:
rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star half
(Score 4.67 out of 5 after 15 Votes)
| Comments 0
Date Added: 3rd April 2013
Software used:


My next and favorite step was the lighting. This is what I enjoy the most, so I took care when working on it. I undertook several tests with my camera, compared my image to a bunch of pictures from the internet and after a while I managed to achieve the look I wanted. During the lighting process I found it vital to maintain a realistic feel between the 3D camera, the lighting, exposure and lens effects.

The lighting set up for the scene was very simple. I started testing with an exterior light (direct light) and then added the more obvious lights such as those above the fruit stalls (V-Ray lights). I rounded everything off by adding extra lights in a few spots as I felt it needed enhancing.


Finally I used Photoshop for a few improvements as I wanted to create a richness in color and contrast that is only possible in image-editing software (Fig.09 - 10). At this point I added extra texture to the floor details, objects and signs of dirt and wear. As a final touch I used Digital Fusion to add film grain and chromatic aberration.

1695_tid_daniel schmid_fig09.jpg
Fig. 09

1695_tid_daniel schmid_fig10.jpg

That is it! I hope you found the article useful. I would like to add that at the end I was very happy with the result, but I am hoping to improve for the next one.

1695_tid_daniel schmid_final.jpg

< previous page

1 | 2 | 3
Related Tutorials

Making Of 'Chickendales'

by Niko Meulemans
published on 2009-12-09

Keywords: scene, trolley, chicken, oven,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star nonerating star nonerating star none (1)
Comments 0 Views 22945

Making Of 'Apartment'

by LeFX
published on 2012-01-30

Keywords: scene, apartment, room, sofa, window,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star half (28)
Comments 7 Views 267288

Creating a Scene from Concept to Completion - Chapter 6

by Eugenio Garcia
published on 2012-10-02

Keywords: scene, concept, post production,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star halfrating star none (3)
Comments 0 Views 20119

Making Of 'Faydrums'

by Benita Winckler
published on 2007-08-02

Keywords: character, woman, scene, fantasy, digital, painting,

rating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star fullrating star full (3)
Comments 0 Views 70395
Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
no comments!
No comments yet. Be the first to comment!
Add Your Comment..