Photoshop For Architects

Video description

In this Photoshop for Architects training course, expert trainer Scott Onstott provides a number of valuable techniques in order for you to get the most out of Photoshop in an architectural context. This course is designed for architects, engineers, builders, and anyone that uses photos, 2D drawings, and 3D models to communicate their design intentions. You should have a basic working knowledge of Photoshop and the tools that are available in order to get the most out of this tutorial. You will start out by learning the fundamentals of digital imaging, such as understanding histograms and cropping a photo to a specific aspect ratio. Scott will show you how to develop photos in Camera Raw, how to work non-destructively to leave your creative options open, and how to expand dynamic range for added realism. This video based training course will teach you techniques to enhance AutoCAD drawings using Photoshop so that your plans can convey color, texture, and shadow. Finally, you will follow along with Scott to produce a short video by positioning a camera and cross sectional plane in a 3D model, and then alter the video with filters as a smart object. By the completion of this Photoshop for Architects training video, you will have an in-depth knowledge of the software, and be able to apply the techniques you have learned to your own designs. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of contents

  1. Fundamentals
    1. What You Will Learn 00:02:11
    2. Bits, Bytes, And Bitmaps 00:03:56
    3. Channels And Bit Depth 00:06:08
    4. Color Modes, Spaces, And Profiles 00:05:57
    5. Picking Color 00:06:18
    6. Understanding Histograms 00:06:56
    7. Cropping To A Specific Aspect Ratio 00:04:44
    8. Cropping In Perspective 00:04:39
    9. Content Aware Scaling 00:03:27
    10. Trimming And Using Canvas Size 00:05:05
  2. Developing Photos
    1. Adding Keywords In Bridge 00:05:22
    2. Rating, Labeling, And Grouping In Bridge 00:05:09
    3. Cropping, Straightening, And Sizing In Camera Raw 00:05:53
    4. Developing With Basic Parameters 00:07:30
    5. Adjusting Tone Curves In Camera Raw 00:06:34
    6. Managing Detail In Camera Raw 00:06:31
    7. Lens Corrections, Camera Calibration, And Special Effects 00:06:26
    8. Making Targeted Adjustments In Camera Raw 00:07:12
  3. Non-Destructive Editing
    1. Destructive Editing Techniques 00:05:11
    2. Non-Destructive Editing - Part 1 00:05:11
    3. Non-Destructive Editing - Part 2 00:06:24
  4. Expanding Dynamic Range
    1. Merging Multiple Exposures With 32 Bits Per Channel 00:06:06
    2. Merging Multiple Exposures With HDR Pro Alone 00:03:47
    3. Increasing Dynamic Range With Creative Masking 00:05:24
    4. HDR Toning A Single Image 00:03:03
  5. Digital Illustration Techniques
    1. Techniques For Composing A 3D Model 00:06:37
    2. Illustrating A 3D Model Using Depth Of Field And A Surface Texture 00:05:52
    3. Blending Smart Filter Gallery Effects With A Rendering 00:05:17
    4. Painting With The Art History Brush 00:05:18
    5. Transforming Photos Into Illustrations 00:04:32
  6. Extracting Objects From Photos
    1. Selecting People Using Quick Selection Tool 00:06:57
    2. Using Refine Edge And A Layer Mask To Extract People 00:06:13
    3. Extracting A Machined Object Using The Pen Tool 00:10:14
    4. Replacing The Sky Using Colour Range 00:05:55
    5. Compositing Entourage 00:05:24
  7. Enhancing 2D Drawings
    1. Creating A Raster Printer Driver And Custom Paper Size In AutoCAD 00:05:46
    2. Creating A Custom Plot Style Table 00:03:03
    3. Loading Custom LISP Code And Running It 00:03:45
    4. Loading AutoCAD Output In Photoshop And Cleaning It Up 00:07:26
    5. Using The Stroke And Colour Overlay Layer Style Effects 00:08:13
    6. Using Pattern And Colour Overlay Together 00:06:02
    7. Creating A Custom Pattern And Overlaying It 00:07:36
    8. Applying A Scripted Pattern In A Clipping Group 00:03:18
    9. Altering A Scripted Pattern And Reapplying It 00:04:29
    10. Fading The Edges Of A Pattern 00:03:00
    11. Rotating Patterns As Layers In A Clipping Group 00:04:54
    12. Overlaying Gradients And Filling With Colour 00:05:45
    13. Applying Drop Shadows To Simulate Depth 00:06:05
  8. Altering Image Content
    1. Retouching An Image To Remove Unwanted Content 00:08:44
    2. Masking A Building In Preparation For Retexturing 00:07:53
    3. Transferring Masks And Creating Grids In Vanishing Point 00:06:19
    4. Preparing A Replacement Texture 00:03:58
    5. Replacing A Texture In Vanishing Point 00:05:12
    6. Adjusting Shading Of The Replacement Texture 00:04:53
  9. 3D And Video
    1. Positioning A Camera And Cross Sectional Plane In A 3D Model 00:05:33
    2. Animating A Camera And Cross Section On The Timeline 00:06:08
    3. Altering Video With Filters As A Smart Object 00:05:05
  10. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up 00:01:39
    2. About The Author 00:00:33

Product information

  • Title: Photoshop For Architects
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: September 2013
  • Publisher(s): Infinite Skills
  • ISBN: 9781771371520