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Lesson 4 of 4 Hard Surface Design

Now it's time to bring everything together. In this lesson, Lars will demonstrate how to make several different kinds of images, utilizing various visual techniques. Then you will learn to finalize your renders with attractive UI and graphical elements, which will look great in any professional setting. After finishing your art, Lars will also show you how to deal with various kinds of client changes, and help you graciously accept feedback about your designs- a critical skill for any working artist!

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  • 3D and 2D

    Render out your design and begin the paintover process in Photoshop. Add any extra details or textures you think the image needs, correct any lighting flaws, and make whatever other adjustments feel necessary. 

  • Get Fancy

    Now that you've finished the paintover of your model, add any necessary post-processing effects to blend that model into an environment. Save a version before adding these effects, and then save another after adding them. Upload both to the Learn Squared homework gallery. 

  • One For Luck

    Do a paintover of a second render, using bits and pieces from your first paintover. Being able to show a second angle of your design to clients is very useful in a professional setting. Upload the finished image to the Learn Squared homework gallery. 

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Now that you have a blueprint render, work on a final sheet which displays that render along with all your labels on a single page. Take some time to perfect the layout of this sheet, and make good use of space. Upload the finished image to the Learn Squared homework gallery. 

  • Clarity Above All

    Render out a more stylized version of your design. Present this in way that shows the various aspects of your prop very clearly and precisely. This kind of render is also very useful in a professional setting.

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