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Why Photographers Should Use Artificial Intelligence In Art

Who would have known? A hot new artist in town and their name is Artificial Intelligence. This mysterious figure has everyone debating the concept of computer-generated art, but AI isn't here to se...

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How Does CGI Compare To Photography?

When you look at a photo, what do you see? For most people, the answer is a physical representation of reality. But what about CGI? What if I told you that the images from a camera are really no di...

The best CGI tutorials and resources guide 2021

The Top CGI Tutorials And Resources | The Best Guide 2021

THE TOP LIST TO 3D EDUCATION FOR 2021 Whether you're just learning the basics of CGI or have been in this space for some time, it can be challenging to find good resources and training throughout ...

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Why You Should Learn Composite Photography

Composite photography is one of the most popular approaches to creative image-making, but some photographers are still hesitant to jump on board. Learning how to combine multiple images can be conf...

Depth of field realism in Adobe Photoshop CGI tutorials PRO EDU

Zdepth Pass in 3D: Compositing Depth of Field in Photoshop

Depth of field is a fantastic way to bring added realism to your 3d renders when working with scenes that include background and foreground elements or working on macro-level detail shots!

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A-Z Guide For White Backgrounds for CGI Product Photography

Infinite white studio backgrounds are great for eCommerce renders and showcasing products in an elegant yet simple way. Let's talk about a method to set up your CGI photo studio in Cinema 4D and Oc...

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How To Fix Fireflies in 3d Renders: Post Production Using Photoshop

When compositing render layers, there can be problems worth solving during post-production rather than in your 3D software. Fireflies are one of those artifacts that we get from time to time with ...

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Create Selection Libraries for Photoshop With Alpha Channels

As a composite photographer, one of the most tedious parts of post-production can be dealing with selecting and masking both the subject(s) and elements of a scene. One of my favorite parts about ...

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How To Change Perspective Focal Length In Cinema 4D

When working as a 3D artist, there are times that I like to change the focal length of my perspective viewport to match something similar to my final camera. Though this isn't always the case, it h...

What is view clipping in Cinema 4d. PRO EDU explains.

What is View Clipping? Seeing Through Walls In 3D

Clipping is a great way to gain flexibility when working in the 3d viewport or a 3d camera. The terms view clipping and camera clipping, while different in terminology, perform the same in practice.

How to make realistic photo renders in CGI - PRO EDU

How to Make 3D Renders Look Real

Making your 3D renders look real can be pretty tricky if you're diving in blind and not knowing where to begin. In this video, I break down a few tips and concepts that can help you on the path of ...

Why Top Companies Are Switching Product Photography to CGI Renders in 3D - PRO EDU- 3D, CGI, CGI friday, product photography

Why Top Companies Are Switching Product Photography to CGI Renders in 3D

The world of 3D gives companies endless possibilities when it comes to product visualization. There is no concept out of bounds for creative campaigns that make high-quality eye-catching imagery fo...

The use of CGI in photography, is it ready?

Is CGI A Threat To Photographers?

Is CGI a threat to photographers? Well, quite frankly, the answer is yes. In my opinion, CGI is a threat to photographers that struggle to embrace change and the evolution of the photography indust...

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Is Cinema 4D Hard To Learn?

"Is Cinema 4D hard to learn?" is a question we get asked a lot as artists are looking into our CGI tutorials. In this video, Dustin Valkema talks about the 3D software and how he approached learnin...

New Instructor Lineup

New Instructor Lineup at PRO EDU 2020

We are super excited to announce 10 brand new instructors coming to PRO EDU and a full-time CGI artist that we now have on staff as our resident artist. Also we've extended the quarantine sale for ...

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