Postproduction
& Mattepainting
for ArchViz

Update your skills in this brand-new version
of the Advanced Postproduction Course.

The goal of the course is to give Artists full control on the Postproduction phase, focusing on the most used tools and techniques. Join us and be ready to go from the raw render to the best possible final image. 

Postproduction
& Mattepainting
for ArchViz

Update your skills in this brand-new version of the Advanced Postproduction Course.

The purpose of the course is to give Artists full control of the Postproduction phase, focusing on the most used tools and techniques. Join us and be ready to go from the raw render to the best final image possible. 

Get the best
out of your
raw renders

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for photorealism or for the ‘wow’ effect. You’ll learn different workflows and than you’ll choose the one that best fit you.

Get the best
out of your
raw renders

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for photorealism or for the ‘wow’ effect. You’ll learn different workflows and than you’ll choose the one that best fit you.

Schedule

Contents

Postproduction & Mattepainting for ArchViz

32-bit Postproduction for Photorealism

With the help of Photoshop and ArionFX, you’ll be able to work in the 32-bit format to achieve better results with your photorealistic render. You’ll learn how to develop your own style with an in-deep study of exposure and color control. 

Postproduction & Mattepainting for ArchViz

32-bit Postproduction for Photorealism

With the help of Photoshop and ArionFX, you’ll be able to work in the 32-bit format to achieve better results with your photorealistic render. You’ll learn how to develop your own style with an in-deep study of exposure and color control. 

Become a
Photoshop
Master

Learn how to use all new features of the latest version of Photoshop CC to create better images and get quicker results. 3D layers, simmetry and new AI tools to automatically cut-out people from your photos.

Postproduction & Mattepainting for ArchViz

16-bit Postproduction for
Architectural Competitions

The classic 16-bit Postproduction is something that needs a proper pipeline of work to run smoothly and to let you change the ouput depending on your client request.
This lesson will focus on improving a very simple render using render passes, photos from the internet and from our asset library.

Postproduction & Mattepainting for ArchViz

16-bit Postproduction for
Architectural Competitions

The classic 16-bit Postproduction is something that needs a proper pipeline of work to run smoothly and to let you change the ouput depending on your client request.
This lesson will focus on improving a very simple render using render passes, photos from the internet and from our asset library.

Postproduction & Mattepainting for ArchViz

Photobashing

Photobashing is the process of sticking together photos coming from different sources in order to create something completely new. Learn how to create new scenarios and backgrounds for your next render!

Postproduction & Mattepainting for ArchViz

Digital painting

Learn the fundamentals of digital painting and an easy workflow to get instant results even if you’ve never painted in your life. The exercises will also help you to better understand shapes and values!

Postproduction & Mattepainting for ArchViz

Mattepainting

Think about Mattepainting as a mix of Photobashing and Digital Painting. Learn how to start from simple thumbnails and quick sketches to end up with complex and dramatic environments.
Bring your creativity and we’ll help you to express your ideas, no matter how crazy they are.

Postproduzione & Mattepainting per l’ArchViz

Schedule

DAY #1

32bit Postproduction

  • Image depth theory
  • SOA 32bit workflow for ArionFX
  • HDR and LDR
  • Understanding histogram stretching and operators in ArionFX
  • Correct and control your 32-bit images
  • The importance of bloom and glare in 32-bit
  • Camera effects for photorealism
  • Iris settings
  • 32-bit color grading
  • Exercises on 32-bit renders

DAY #2

16bit Postproduction

  • SOA 16bit Workflow
  • Render elements
  • Cut-out techniques
  • Sky replecement
  • Custom brushes
  • Material improvements using render elements
  • How to paint lights
  • Smoke, glow, rain and other Fx
  • Final Color grading
  • Matching people into renders
  • Exercises on interior and exterior.

DAY #3

Photobashing

  • Photobashing theory
  • Drawing perspective
  • Drawing light perspective
  • Matching photos
  • Exercises + Workshop on Photobashing

DAY #4

Digital Painting

  • Wacom tablet setup
  • Exercises to get used to the tablet
  • SOA Digital Painting workflow
  • Painting black & white
  • Painting colors
  • Exercises + workshop on digital painting

DAY #5

Matte Painting

  • Composition & Storytelling
  • Exercises on the creative process
  • SOA Matte Painting workflow
  • Concepts & References
  • Image depth by Values
  • Adding details
  • Exercises + workshop on Matte Paiting

Bonus contents

  • RGB to CMYK
  • Relighting with Normals
  • Question & Answers session

More than
40 different
exercises and
80 Gb of assets

The course is splitted in two parts: Theory and Practice.
You’ll learn postproduction and painting techniques with lots of clear and useful examples and then you’ll try yourself with the supervision of SOA teachers.

Next Courses

(ENG) Postproduction for ArchViz #21
Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Seats left: 4

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Next Courses

(ENG) Postproduction for ArchViz #21
Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Seats left: 4

ENROLL NOW

Course Details

Course Title

Postproduction & Mattepainting for ArchViz

Software used

Adobe Photoshop CC / ArionFx

Requirements

Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

Available seats

12 seats.

Course Length

~ 40 hours.

Bonus contents

  • ~40 exercise files
  • 80 GB of assets
  • *coming soon* Discounts for Wacom Hardware
  • Customized SOA Academy T-shirt / Notebook / Pen

Certification

Official SOA Postproduction Certification

Price

€ 1.350 + 22% VAT (+ € 50,00 admin fee).

Some of the contents

  • Render passes and how to use them
  • Photo matching people on renders
  • How to improve shaders with Photoshop
  • Pattern creation
  • Dirt/wear fx on materials
  • Painting lights
  • Light generation from Normal Maps
  • Fog / Rain / Weather Fx
  • In-deep blending mode
  • How to manage reflections and glasses
  • How to finalize an image and find your own style
  • How to paint realistic shadows
  • RGB / CYMK profiles and differences
  • How to organize your .psd files
  • How to properly use z-depth for fog / dof and more
  • How to make custom brushes
  • Change light direction within Photoshop
  • How to create scripts/actions
  • How to export your artworks
  • How to use Masks and Channels
  • How to create a 3D grid for perspective
  • How to paint from references

… and much more!

Testimonials

We spent a week in San Dona di Piave, and I have no words to express how good those days were. The guys from SOA really know the software and how to master them. The enviroment there is something special too. Go and expect to see great artists, great teachers, great professionals and really funny people. Attending the Archviz Post Production Course changed my way of working and also my images. I definitely recommend SOA Academy to everyone and I’ll be back there soon for sure!

Wesley Z. / Postproduction Course #19
Courses

FAQ

Here are some questions related to our courses and facilities that SoA Academy students frequently ask. If you can’t find an answer to your doubts, send us an email and we’ll give you a reply soon. There are no silly questions but only clever answers.

NOVICE

Novice courses are for artists who are moving the first steps in the Architectural Visualisation field and need the basic knowledge to start from scratch. If you want to start learning without losing further time, these are the courses for you. 

ADVANCED

The Advanced Courses are for artists who have some kind of experience in the 3D world and they want to improve their productivity and skills on specific areas. If you want to reach the top in a short time, these are the courses for you.

WORKSHOP

The workshop are advanced courses meant for artists who have experience and want to prove themselves through a set of practical exercises. Space to practice with the advise of the teachers.

MASTERCLASSES

Masterclasses are the most complete courses at Academy and are meant for artists who want to learn an efficient workflow to create images and architectural videos. From 10 to 100 in few weeks.

COURSES

How can I know which is the course that most suits me?

The choice of the course depends on you, your skills, your interest and the time you have at your disposal. For example, if you don’t have much time and want to develop specific topics, look at our Advanced courses (the ArchViz is the best if you want to improve lighting and rendering, the Post-production is the best choice if you want to work with photoshop). Anyway, we remind you that the Masterclass is the most complete course we offer because it covers important topics in the Architectural Visualization.

I’ve chosen the best course for me, what do I have to do now? How can I apply?

Go to the “calendar” page in our website, click on the course you want to apply and fill the form. As soon as we receive your request, we’ll send you an email with the instructions for the payment and the contract to complete your registration. Once you’ve made the payment, send us a receipt of the bank transfer and the contract signed. This is the only way to book a seat.

How long does the Masterclass last? What is the timetable?

The Masterclass lasts some weeks (2 or 4) from Monday to Friday with the following timetable: from 9 am to 1 pm / from 2.30 pm to 7 pm.

How long do the Advanced courses last? What is the timetable?

The Advance courses last 5 days from Monday to Friday with the following timetable: from 9 am to 1 pm / from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.

In your website I see that all the Masterclasses are fully booked, do you have a waiting list? How can I subscribe it?

Yes, we do have a waiting list for each course. If you want to be added in a waiting list, send us an email. Attention: the name listing doesn’t grant a seat in the course.

Where do the courses take place?

All courses take place in our Academy in Via Monte Popera 4/6 in San Donà di Piave (a city close to Venice – Italy).

Do you offer any online courses?

No, we don’t. The Academy team likes being in contact with the students to instantly solve any kind of problem that might arise. We also think that a face-to-face course is the best way to establish a good relationship with the guys who, in the end, become part of the Academy family. This is the reason why, we don’t have any online courses.

What is the language of the courses?

Some courses are in English and some in Italian. Next to each course listed in the “calendar” webpage, you’ll find the abbreviations ITA or ENG to specify the language used in that course.

How deeply do I need to know English? Do I need Italian?

The English level used doesn’t require a deep knowledge of the language. The software interfaces are in English and the terms are strictly related to the Architectural Visualization field. Although the teachers are Italian, you don’t need to know Italian to attend a course (unless it is an Italian one).

After the courses, do you organize any internships?

No, we don’t. Anyway, we are often asked by Italian and worldwide Companies for talented Artists to insert in their Studios. We always pass these offers on to our (ex) students and if they’re interested, they can contact the Studios directly.

Can a course be cancelled?

Yes, it can. If we don’t reach the minimum number of registrations necessary to make the course start (4/5 people), the course might be cancelled. The people who have already registered will be contacted and they will be able to choose among other options.

How much do the courses cost?

Please, look at the “course” page in our website to get the costs (link alla pagina corsi). VAT is not included in the prices listed (+ 22%).

After the classes and in the weekends will we have homework?

No, you’ll have the time during the classes to exercise, so you won’t have any homework after the classes or in the weekends.

What do I need to take for the course?

Academy will provide all the materials necessary to attend the courses: notepad, pencil, pen, workstation with the relevant softwares, graphic tablet, keyboard and mouse. We suggest you to take a hard disk with you to save the files you’ve been working on in the course.

Do I need my laptop?

No, you don’t. During the course, you’ll use our workstations. Anyway, if you want to exercise in the night hours after class, take it with you!