Creating my final environment illustration
Olly explains how, once he’s finalised his design concept, he’s able to showcase the entire area as an illustration
I mport the 3D model
After merging the 3D areas, I can easily create quick thumbnails to paint an illustration over. After selecting one of them, I take it into Photoshop and start to immediately tweak colours and remove edges with some blurring. I need to unify big areas and remove the excessive details that make things look computer-generated.
S etting the scene
I find some scenery photos that fit the required mood and place them behind the render to quickly get a unified ‘full picture’ to better paint over. I use Hard Light blending layers to tweak the colours and add fog, as well as Soft Light layers to punch some soft warm orange to the centre.