Vivifying Poser Renders in Photoshop

Skill Level: Intermediate / Views: 2510 / System Requirements: Poser 5+, Adobe Photoshop CS2+

This tutorial demonstrates a technique for bringing more life and realism to Poser renders in Photoshop. It assumes basic knowledge of Layer management and uses various Adjustments and Filters.


Iuvenis_Scriptor on 6:19PM Fri, 15 February 2008

Step 1: Layer Preparation


Duplicate the layer in which your render is found three times and name the new layers in any logical way you wish.  In my example, I'll be using Layer 0 for the original render and Layers 1-3 for my copies.

Tutorial Comments


talonosity  9:46PM Fri, 11 April 2008

Any idea what to use in place of Illuminosity mode from Step 10 in GIMP?

ThunderStone  3:41AM Wed, 09 April 2008

Going to try this out with my next poser rendering. Might even do it on my last ones. Thanks for the tips!

Dasseo  7:57AM Tue, 08 April 2008

The Shadows and Highlights can be found under Image>Adjustment>Variations in CS.

Nosiferret  1:32AM Tue, 08 April 2008

This was awesome! I tried it out on an image and compared it with the original and the results were outstanding! Thanks for sharing!!

pcw5150  1:19AM Sat, 05 April 2008

This is a FABULOUS tutorial!

Suthers  8:20PM Wed, 12 March 2008

I like this turorial. I have 6 and no Shadows and Highlights. I just skipped it.

dmankiss  2:10AM Fri, 07 March 2008

Just readed your tutorial. can't wait to try thanks Dion

Iuvenis_Scriptor  1:26PM Sat, 01 March 2008

Hmm...You might try using Brightness/Contrast or Levels again to brighten the skin tone. I'm not familiar with PS 5 or 7, but I can tell you that the main idea of that particular layer is to brighten then blur.

ziffles  8:28AM Thu, 28 February 2008

I have Photoshop 5.0 and 7.0. Neither have "Image>>Adjustments>>Shadows and Highlights" Where else might this tuning be accomplished? ziffles