Throughout these lessons, we will merge a 3D architectural rendering into a photographic background. Focusing first on our 3D workflow, we will go through several techniques in 3ds Max regarding material creation, lighting, and rendering. We will then move over to Photoshop and combine our 3D rendering with our photograph and take it through various stages, like blending our render elements, color-correction, weathering surfaces, adding 2D elements, and adding several effects to our composition. By the end of this tutorial, you will have learned a lot of useful techniques that will help you not only with your photo-compositing but also with your regular 3D workflow and post-production. Software required: 3ds Max 2014, V-Ray 2.4, Photoshop CC, Photolooks.