The following tutorial demonstrates a basic approach to creating section perspectives. The process begins with AutoCAD linework that is imported into SketchUp and extruded into a 3-dimensional model. Basic components are modeled, rendered, and exported to Photoshop. In Photoshop, images and textures are collaged to create a more vivid view of the section-perspective.
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…
Post-Processing Lumion Perspectives in Photoshop
This video discusses tips for fine-tuning Lumion exports in Photoshop. It walks through using the Camera Raw Filter to adjust the shadows and highlights, among other image adjustments. The video also demonstrates adjustment layers, lens flare, and creating a lens blur to focus the perspective on the core parts of the site.
Using Color Range to Select Specific Colors in Photoshop
This tutorial discusses using Color Range selections in Photoshop. The process walks through a process of selecting a specific tree color in a perspective and changing that color using Hue/Saturation. This can be a useful process when wanting to fine-tune colors in a perspective rendering or when demonstrating the seasonal change in vegetation.
Creating Site Plan Layer Diagrams using Photoshop and Illustrator
This tutorial walks through a strategy for creating site plan layer diagrams to articulate the different systems in a design proposal. The video examines a project proposal executed by field operations and demonstrates a strategy for achieving a similar diagram.
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 Trees and 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…
Creating a Hand-Drawn Feel to AutoCAD Tree Linework
This tutorial discusses how to apply a filter to AutoCAD linework for trees to create a more hand-drawn approach to the tree linework.
Pattern Overlay in Photoshop Renderings
This tutorial demonstrates how to use pattern overlay to apply textures to materials in your site plan renderings.
Overlay Layers in Photoshop Renderings
This tutorial will demonstrate how to create overlay layers that add textures to your site plan renderings. It will utilize the drippy water brush to paint textures around the edge of objects and adjust those layers using opacity to create subtle shading.
How to Create Realistic Trees for your Site Plan Renderings in Photoshop
This tutorial discusses how to use realistic trees in your site plan renderings in photoshop. It demonstrates how to adjust the colors to build consistency among your tree colors and how to generate overall lighting effects that allow your trees to feel that they are a part of the same environment.
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…
How to Add People to a Section Rendering in Photoshop
Adding people to a section can be a great way to provide a scale reference for the drawing and describe the energy around how people will use the site in the design proposal. This tutorial will demonstrate how this can be accomplished using images saved from online resources.
How to Save Files as a PDF or Jpeg in Photoshop
It is important to save files from Photoshop for different purposes, whether emailing them to a client or for printing purposes. This tutorial will demonstrate using the “Save As” dialog to save a Photoshop File (.psd) as a .pdf or .jpeg.