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LI Post Work TIP - Reparing  a Render by Laticis LI Post Work TIP - Reparing  a Render by Laticis
My post work technique is all over the place but I managed to get a small foundation tip to help bring bad renders to life...well almost.

Software used

DAZ Studio 4.6 and Photoshop CS6
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After opening desired image in Photoshop:

STEP 1: Duplicate Background Layer

STEP 2: With the new layer selected: MENU: Image / Auto Tone

STEP 3: With the layer selected: MENU: Image / Auto Contrast


This process will not always give you an expected result but it will offer a good effect layer to work with.


STEP 4: Duplicate Existing Layer (you may need to adjust the opacity of this layer if the change is too bold)

STEP 5: With the new layer selected: MENU: Image / Adjustments / Colour Balance / (Adjust Overall Colour Balance to your liking)

STEP 6: Duplicate Existing Layer

STEP 7: With the new layer selected: MENU: Image / Adjustments / Vibrance / (Adjust Vibrance and Saturation to your liking)

STEP 8: Duplicate Existing Layer


You don't have to keep duplicating layers but I found it works well for me as an image backup, to help quickly view the changes
you have made in comparison with the previous image and by using the layers opacity and fill properties to refine
and merge those into the previous image.

You can also use adjustments layers but I tend to use them as the final refinement stage.


STEP 9: With the layer selected: MENU: Fliter / Blur / Gaussian Blur / (blur this image but too much)

STEP 10: With the Blur Image layer selected, change layer mode to Screen and reduced layer opacity to 40

STEP 11: still with the blur layer selected, hold down CTRL and select the layer underneath.

STEP 12: MENU: Layer / Duplicate Layers

STEP 13: MENU: Layer / Merge Layers

STEP 14: MENU: Filter / Sharpen / Smart Sharpen (too your liking)

STEP 15: MENU: Layer / New Adjustment Layer / Brightness and Contrast (adjust to your liking)

STEP 16: MENU: Layer / New Adjustment Layer / Hue and Saturation (adjust to your liking)

Adjustment layers are very cool.
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Solone Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hanks for this.  Hadn't used adjustment layers until now.  Tried it out on this image  solone.deviantart.com/art/Laur…
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Laticis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure :) - adjustment layers ROCK :)
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Solone Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yeah! Don't suppose if you know if it's possible to add adjustment layers for specific layers?
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swadish Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! I found this very useful (even though a bit redundant for some steps). The quality of my renders already improved drastically!
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Laticis Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No probs at all :) ( Yes, true about the redundant steps, adjustment layers are better too )
Very glad to hear that :)
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swadish Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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seeker273 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thank you so much for this tutorial. The step with the blurring and then setting the layer as screen gives magnificent results. It made all the difference in my render and I'll be using it in everyone.Thank you again :)
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Laticis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome, glad I could help a little :)
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skyearts-photography Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for sharing this!  I'll try it soon (-:
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Laticis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No probs at all, hope it helps :)
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Laticis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No probs at all, hope it helps :)
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j455b Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial, cant wait to try it out
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Laticis Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hope it helps a little :)
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ttobserve Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Your right-hand image is more pleasant, more satisfying, yes;
but, maybe you went a little too far with your greenish tint?   :yoda:
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Laticis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks heaps for the feedback :)
It was worth the experiment...happy accidents always come from those eventually :)
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ttobserve Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Definitely.   :nod:
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skyvendik Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
thanks for interesting advices Laticis, good for course to come up
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Laticis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No probs at all :)
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always nice to see some new tips! Thank you for sharing, my friend! :hug:
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Laticis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome :hug:
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one. Some of these functions I use already but some a new to me, thanks for sharing.
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Laticis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No probs at all my friend :)
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ItiseyeMeeSzark Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the advice on making new layers so you can compare, I do that all the time.
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kittenwylde Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for posting your process. I always wonder what the heck people do when they do postwork.
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Laticis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No probs...the full process would be much messier :)
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Kath-13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you for this. What a difference it makes and I love trying out new techniques. Thank you so much for sharing. :hug:
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Laticis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No probs at all Kath, hope it helps a little :hug:
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Ippotamus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Thanks for sharing, as always.
Even just a dash of post-work can turn an image from something forgettable to something that strikes and makes an impression.
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Laticis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome Ippotamus :)
It sure can, mind you sometimes it can do the opposite.
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Ippotamus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
:) Truer words have never been spoken. I wish I could have all the minutes back where I switched the opacity from 3 to 53 and back again trying to figure out which one looked good. :P Sometimes I get it right ... other times ... ... I don't want to talk about it.
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Laticis Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL..yep been there :)
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