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Photorealistic Product Rendering with KeyShot

A course by Nicolás Robertson , Industrial Designer

Industrial Designer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined February 2020

Learn to create realistic visuals of objects from scratch before they are manufactured

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (238)
  • 6357 students

Learn to create realistic visuals of objects from scratch before they are manufactured

A course by Nicolás Robertson

The design and shape of an object not only have they power to communicate–they also have the ability to solve everyday problems. Industrial designer Nicolás Robertson is a firm believer that 3D design is the key to improving the creation process by allowing clients to visualize products before manufacture.

Learn how to create photorealistic renders of any 3D object using KeyShot. By the end of this course, you'll know how to design objects from your imagination and give them a realistic look by applying light, other materials and retouching techniques.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 17 downloads

Principles of Photorealism
16 minutes, 35 seconds
Finally in KeyShot!
19 minutes, 25 seconds
Material Assignment 1
14 minutes, 17 seconds
Basic Lighting
16 minutes, 2 seconds
11 minutes, 35 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (238)
  • 6357 students
  • 20 lessons (4h 10m)
  • 17 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a render of a piece of furniture from scratch and give it a photorealistic look by applying light, other materials, and retouching techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, architects, engineers, and anyone interested in bringing their ideas to life and creating realistic visualizations of products, furniture, and other related objects.

Requirements and materials

This course is designed for beginners, but some basic knowledge of 3D is helpful.

The only materials needed for this course are a mid-range to high-end computer with KeyShot and Photoshop.


6357 Students
238 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Nicolás Robertson

A course by Nicolás Robertson

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Industrial Designer

Nicolás Robertson is an industrial engineer with a passion for product design and 3D visualization. He studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and specialized in innovation, technology, and design. His professional work focuses on design for manufacturing which drives him to constantly innovate to create the most realistic renders possible.

Thanks to many years of experience in the industry, Nicolás has earned international recognition and has worked with major companies and organizations including The World Bank, Rotary Systems, Lendlease Australia, and Belkin.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in The Course?
  • U2

    Preparations and Technical Terms

    • Principles of Photorealism
    • Pbr Materials and Hdri Lighting
    • Search for Inspiration and Mood Board
  • U3

    Let's Do It!

    • Finally in KeyShot!
    • Material Assignment 1
    • Material Assignment 2
    • Basic Lighting
    • Cameras
    • Rendering
  • U4

    Dressing the Scene

    • Adding Context 1
    • Adding Context 2
    • Advanced Lighting
    • Physical Lighting
    • Advanced Material Creation
    • Render Process Optimization
  • U5

    The Final Details

    • Postproduction in KeyShot
    • Postproduction in Photoshop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Photorealistic Product Rendering with KeyShot

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Photorealistic Product Rendering with KeyShot

A course by Nicolás Robertson
Industrial Designer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined February 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (238)
  • 6357 students