The aim of the course is to make your render as much photrealistic as possible. Thanks to Adobe Photoshop you will learn to change the background, add details and colours to your basic render.

The course is meant for people in the Architectural Visualisation (on any level) that want to learn the techniques to postproduce and thus improve the quality of their images. The postproduction has become an essential tool for all the artists who want to create astonishing  works.

This is what you need if you want to make a remarkable leap into the quality. You will be followed by the SOA Studio artists and will have the chance to work with the internal tool in Photoshop to fix and change images obtained from frame buffer of any 3D software.

To start your booking to our courses, click on the button here, choose a date on the calendar and proceed.
We suggest you to register and fill the form. In this way, you can manage your booking in your personal area on the website.

Postproduction for Archviz


Course: advanced post-production course for Architecture.
Software: Autodesk 3dsMax, Chaos Group V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop.
Requirements:  Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

Seats available: 12 seats.
Course duration: 40 hours.
Price: € 1,350 + 22% VAT (+ € 50,00 as administration fee).

Postproduction for Archviz


Postproduction for Archviz


With the Advanced Postproduction you wil improve your images  without using 3d softwares or rendering engines. Thanks to Adobe Photoshop you can increase your productivity and decrease your rendering time.

Postproduction for Archviz


Behind a good image there isn’t only the 3D part. The postproduction course will give you the tools to change your point of view in the Architectural Visualisation. You can choose what to do with 3dsMax and what you can postpone and do with Photoshop (according to the time you have at your disposal and to the outome you want to achieve).

Postproduction for Archviz


There will be lessons on painting and you will learn to manage your .psd files and create your matte-paintings to use as backgrounds for your renders; you will also learn how to insert and perfectly mix your camera shots and 3D images.

Postproduction for Archviz



DAY #1

  • V-Ray Pass to render
  • Layer masks
  • Interface
  • Open/ Import a file
  • Layers
  • Layer groups
  • Blending modes
  • Adjustments
  • Masks and Channels
  • Actions/ Script
  • 32/16bit file management
  • File structure
  • How to cut out images to use as backgroud/foreground
  • Customize brushes
  • 2D elements matching


DAY #2

  • pattern creation and use
  • dirt effects/ wear on materials
  • V-Ray pass to improve existing materials
  • V-Ray pass to create from scratch existing materials
  • textures to create from scratch existing materials
  • light effects with the use of brushes
  • foggy / rainy/ pollution effects etc.
  • finalizing the image
  • color grading
  • save the image: for web or print


DAY #3

  • Introduction
  • Render management with glass layers
  • Improvement on the single scene elements
  • Imperfection correction of images to put on a background
  • Prospective background from different photos


DAY #4

  • Digital painting
  • V-Ray pass to change direction and intensity of lights on the rendered objects


DAY #5

  • From a base render without details and environment to a complete image
  • Practical exercises

Postproduction for Archviz


Postproduction for Archviz


We give space to theory, great attention to practice. In all SoA Academy classes, we first want to teach the proper workflow to follow and then give space to practical exercises and real case studies, which will be available thanks to the teachers’ long experience in the field. Our aim is to shape artists who can better express their abilities in the working world. We’re not only talking about knowing the software from a technical point of view, but also stimulating your creativity, making you aware of your artistic personality, broadening your imagination and moving beyond your abilities.

To start your booking to our courses, click on the button here, choose a date on the calendar and proceed.
We suggest you to register and fill the form. In this way, you can manage your booking in your personal area on the website.



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 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. 


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.


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 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.


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 have other branches?

No, we don’t.

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!