Essential Postwork Techniques for your Renders

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST

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October 24, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
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Have you wanted to improve your raw renders from your 3D application and have struggled with enhancing the images? Have you wished to adjust from a clean 3D look to something more stylised? 

Join us in this workshop, led by Tasos Anastasiades, a professional comic book artist and who is an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at the European University of Cyprus.

We’ll be using Photoshop to take your basic render to a more polished and effective image.

Tasos will also reveal his favourite plugins, actions, filters and other resources to supercharge your renders.

Date: Wednesday 24th October

Duration: Between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Content in this webinar session:-

  • What type of lights work best with non-photorealistic renders
  • Deconstructing the visual aspect of comics so that we can make 3D renders  that can be transformed into this medium
  • Lighting, rendering and composition techniques for better result outcomes
  • Advanced post work effects in Photoshop
  • Haze, glares, shadows and reflections in Photoshop
  • Combining photos and 3D renders
  • Advanced filter uses in Photoshop
  • Creating your own actions
  • Creative use of multiple actions for the same visual
  • Photoshop smart filters
  • Photoshop blend modes
  • Achieving various watercolor and comic book effects in Photoshop with the use of various filters and other plug ins
  • Creative use of the brushes in Photoshop
  • My favourite vendors and sites for 3d models, actions and brushes
  • Showcase your own artwork and get professional feedback! 

Presented by Tasos Anastasiades

Tasos Anastasiades is an Assistant Professor and the Vice Chair in the Department of Arts at the European University Cyprus.

In 2004, he started publishing the “Plastic Comics” magazine, the first comic book created and published in Cyprus. In 2006 and 2009, he won Distinctions for professional artists in the Annual Greek Comic Book Competitions in Greece.

In 2013, he co-created ” Uni-Man”, the first superhero of Cyprus. ” Uni-Man” was featured in “Whispers”, the first Cypriot super-hero short film directed by Andreas Kyriakou. The movie travelled to various film festivals worldwide and was featured at Malta Comic Con and Cyprus Comic Con. The movie “Whispers” also marked Tasos acting debut, as he portrays a comic book shop owner. In 2013, he also became a Co-Founder and Organising Member of the Cyprus Comic Con. He remained in Cyprus Comic Con’s Organising Committee until 2016.

In 2014, he published his first graphic novel titled ‘Fascista’. The graphic novel aimed to create awareness against all forms of Fascism in the hope that fascist ideas would seize to exist. During that year he also published together with Nearchos Konstantinou and Anna Fodiadou the first Cyprus Comic Book Anthology titled “Current” which featured comic book stories created by Cypriot artists.

In 2015, Tasos Anastasiades visual work was selected to be used in the official Promo Real of Poser Pro 11. Poser Pro 11 is a 3d software that is produced by Smith Micro, one of the biggest companies in the field of 3d design, animation and illustration.

Tasos Anastasiades also participated in numerous festivals and exhibitions, with his latest being the 8th United Designs Biennial Exhibition in 2016.

In 2017, he was selected by the Cyprus Embassy in Romania and the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture to represent Cyprus at the 5th EUROPEAN COMICS FESTIVAL organized by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC). His graphic novel ‘Fascista’ was displayed at the festival.

Currently he is working on a short comic book series title “The Traveller” in collaboration with Neil Gibson, owner and publisher of T-Pub comics in London. He is also involved in a movie project titled “Small White Envelops” with his first major acting role. The movie is funded by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

In 2015, Tasos Anastasiades’ visual work was selected to be used in the official Promo Reel of Poser Pro 11. Poser Pro 11 is a 3D software that is produced by Smith Micro, one of the biggest companies in the field of 3d design, animation and illustration.


Fascista graphic novel
Plastic comics

*Content of this webinar may be refined.