Architecture Plan Post-Production


Architectural Plan Post-Production

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    What is the course about?

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    This course will examine how to create collaged textural architectural plans using a combination of vector line drawings, and textures in Photoshop. We will examine how to take a minimal line drawing and apply textures and assets to create a highly stylized textural plan by drawing a ground floor site plans taken from a Rhino model of Toyo Ito’s Tama Art University Library. 

    What will you learn in each video?

    Before creating our textured drawing, we will need to setup a Photoshop file that gives us control over different elements of our drawing. This lesson will examine how to export vector drawings from Illustrator into a layered Photoshop file.

    Our grass texture will provide contrast and variation to our overall image. In this lesson, we will examine how to apply textures to our contours in Photoshop to create a gradient effect along the slope of each contour.

    This lesson will examine how to apply textures and shadows to other elements of our site plan, such as our roads and buildings.

    To add realism to our floor plan, we can add shadows by combining our textured workflow with a shadow diagram from Rhino. This lesson will examine the steps to blend these together and integrate the floor plan of our building to the landscape.

    We can easily add assets such as trees, cars and people to our plan to add realism and scale. This lesson will explore a workflow to add crows of each asset into our overall plan to give more life and scale to our drawing.

    We can re-examine our Rhino workflow to add more realistic shadows from each building to our image. This lesson will explore how to use the Sun tool and adjust images from Rhino in Photoshop to project realistic shadows in our image.

    What are the learning objectives for the course?

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