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Post-Processing Scenes in Photoshop
Final Adjustments

SUtoPS_2.9_Effects-FinalAdjustments

0:00 The last step in the effects process is to add some final finishing touches.

0:05 Let’s start with adding some vignetting, which is a common photographic technique that darkens the edges of the camera frame, drawing attention to the center.

0:14 Let’s start with adding some vignetting, which is a common photographic technique that darkens the edges of the camera frame, drawing attention to the center.

0:14 Since our main focal point is the park and not the surrounding context, let’s add a vignette to help showcase that.

0:21 To do this, start by creating a new layer at the very top of the other effects layers and name it ‘vignette’.

0:29 Using your gradient tool, select black for your foreground color and make sure the background color is set to transparent.

0:37 Then pull the gradient several times from the edges towards the center in order to cover the surroundings while leaving an oval- shaped void in the center.

0:49 Next set the layer style to 'multiply' once again and and fade back to around 40% so it’s not so dominant.

0:60 Notice the difference with and without the vignette.

1:05 Now all that’s left is to add a final adjustment layer to help tone down the warmness of the overall drawing.

1:12 To do this, add a 'color balance' adjustment layer and shift the sliders toward cyan, purple and blue just a bit.

1:22 Feel free to experiment with how subtle color changes can really make a big impact on the overall look of your drawing.

1:30 This looks a bit cooler now so let’s go with it.

1:36 Let’s now zoom out and take a look at the finished result.

1:39 Let’s now zoom out and take a look at the finished result.

1:39 It’s really come along way in a short amount of time from where we started in SketchUp.

1:43 Just for fun…let’s turn on our original, straight from SketchUp aerial export, and bring it to the top of the drawing in front of everything else…

1:53 Go ahead and toggle this layer on and off in order to see more clearly just how much of a difference our color, line, shadow and texture effects make...

2:03 ...And the value that these enhancements can add to our drawing’s ability to express it’s design concept.

2:09 We hope you enjoyed this track. We’re so excited to see what you can do with it this process.

2:15 In fact, we’ve created a specific page in the SketchUp Forum for you to upload your own edited SketchUp exports... so be sure to contribute to that and see what everyone else has created.

2:27 Remember that this learning track is just a starting point and how far you decide to take it from here is up to you.