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By Ricardo Eloy

Add Imperfections to your Architectural Renderings

In a recent tutorial video titled "Add Imperfections to your Architectural Renderings!" by Oliver Uszkurat from YouTube channel Upstairs, viewers are guided through the process of enhancing the realism of architectural renderings by adding textures, imperfections, and dirt using Photoshop. This technique, applicable to any surface, aims to reduce the artificial appearance of 3D images and make them feel more authentic.

Uszkurat emphasizes the importance of creative control in post-processing, noting that while some rendering engines offer options to add decals before the final render, doing so in Photoshop provides greater flexibility. The tutorial details the use of blend modes such as Multiply, Screen, Overlay, and Soft Light, demonstrating their effects on the images.

A step-by-step guide is provided, including the use of texture libraries and the creation of masks to apply these imperfections accurately. Uszkurat explains that understanding how these textures and imperfections occur in the real world is crucial for realistic placement.

Additionally, the tutorial highlights resources for finding textures, recommending platforms like Unsplash and specialized texture libraries. These resources offer high-quality, seamless textures that can significantly enhance the visual appeal of architectural renderings.
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In a recent tutorial video titled "Add Imperfections to your Architectural Renderings!" by Oliver Uszkurat from YouTube channel Upstairs, viewers are guided through the process of enhancing the realism of architectural renderings by adding textures, imperfections, and dirt using Photoshop.

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CGarchitect Editor/3D Specialist at Chaos

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