It’s wednesday, the day we publish some tips and tricks.

If you have some stuff you’d like to share with the community, feel free to contact me at ludovic.iochem[at] to give me your tips. It will be published here the next wednesday.

Let’s start right now.

1- photoshop : if you want to paint some atmospheric effects, try a layer in Linear Dodge mode and paint on it with a very small opacity and a bright color.

2- photoshop : to paint some light effects like fire, spots, etc… put a layer in Color Dodge mode, fill it with black, and paint with a color and small opacity.

3- photoshop : the most important things when you want to merge few different sources in the same image are Perspective, Light Direction, and Blur/Grain. Try to focus on that !

4- Nuke : don’t play to much with the near and far clip plane of your Camera, or you’ll have some aberrations and issues. Very small Near Clip like 0.1 may cause issues on distant objects.

5- Nuke (old but it was in French last time) : to move your camera in Nuke while you’re looking inside it, CTRL+click on the camera Logo in 3D Mode. It turns green. Then move inside the window, it will move the Camera.

That’s all for today.