Creating Shrub Masses in Perspectives Using Photoshop

Vegetation in perspectives can be tricky, whether in first-person or aerial perspectives. 3D Modeling programs like SketchUp can struggle with quickly and effectively placing large masses of shrubs and groundcovers. While programs like Lumion can help automate that, there are times where collaging images in Photoshop can more effectively communicate the design idea. This video…

Creating a Section using Photoshop

This tutorial demonstrates a process for creating a section using AutoCAD linework and Adobe Photoshop to collage images and apply color. The tutorial begins by demonstrating how to export the linework from AutoCAD, open in Photoshop, and make minor edits to the linework (1:41). The first rendering steps in Photoshop involve applying base colors to…

Creating Tree Shadows in Photoshop Perspectives

While modeling programs like SketchUp and renderers like Lumion can create trees and tree shadows, there are times where it can be helpful to insert trees and shadows using Photoshop. This video demonstrates a technique for inserting trees and creating tree shadows in Photoshop perspectives. This process uses photographs of trees in place of modeled…

Inserting Grass in Photoshop Perspectives

Outside of advanced materials and external renderers like Lumion, it can be difficult to represent realistic grass in perspective renderings. Often it will simply appear as an image of grass on a flat surface. This video tutorial will discuss replacing this approach to grass with a photograph to create a more realistic representation of grass…

Applying Base Color in Photoshop

This tutorial will demonstrate two techniques for applying the base color to your rendering in Photoshop.  The first technique uses the paint bucket tool to apply color to new layers in your photoshop file.  The second technique uses the solid color fill approach and demonstrates two advantages of using this technique over the simpler paint…