Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop

By Scott Onstott

Transform your CAD drawings into strong presentation

This distinct publication exhibits you ways to exploit Photoshop to show CAD drawings and BIM versions into creative displays with desirable animations, video clips, and dynamic 3D imagery. The ideas follow to all best architectural layout software program together with AutoCAD, Revit, and 3ds Max layout. Video tutorials at the DVD increase your studying curve and allow you to evaluate your paintings with the author’s.

  • Turn CAD drawings and BIM types into robust shows that includes animation, movies, and 3D imagery for improved consumer appeal
  • Craft interactive panoramas on your site, upload humans and gadgets on your versions, and combine 3D item types within architectural interiors
  • Build 3D types from images and switch them into movies with AfterEffects, upload intensity of box and atmospheric results to 3D versions, create stereographic photographs, and masses more
  • See how it’s performed with the video tutorials at the DVD

Take complete good thing about Photoshop’s energy to provide your architectural drawings in a brand new and intriguing way.

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Shut the Highlight-detail. jpg record window with out saving. “Choose Window ⇒ organize ⇒ drift All In home windows. objective the rfile window of Highlight-detail. jpg. Drag the layer thumbnail into Shadow-detail. jpg. The Shadow-detail. jpg picture now comprises layers. shut the Highlight-detail. jpg record with out saving. five. Rename Layer 1 to darkish. Double-click the historical past layer to transform it right into a ordinary layer, sort mild within the New Layer conversation field, and click on okay. determine 5-23 exhibits the Layers panel. determine 5-23: Bracketed pictures assembled in a single rfile as layers observe: in case you carry the digital camera whilst bracketing photographs, opt for either layers and select Edit ⇒ Auto-Align Layers. the pictures during this educational have been shot utilizing a tripod, so this step makes no sense. 6. aim the darkish layer and click on the upload Layer masks button alongside the decrease fringe of the Layers panel. 7. goal the sunshine layer, decide on all through urgent Cmd+A / Ctrl+A, and duplicate the sunshine photo to the Clipboard by way of urgent Cmd+C / Ctrl+C. eight. Option+click / Alt+click the darkish layer masks thumbnail. The record window is going thoroughly white, displaying you the content material of the masks, that's presently empty. nine. Press Cmd+V / Ctrl+V to stick the contents of the Clipboard to the masks; Photoshop instantly converts the sunshine colour snapshot right into a grayscale masks at the darkish layer (see determine 5-24). parts which are darker within the masks disguise the darkish layer and thereby display the sunshine layer beneath. Press Cmd+D / Ctrl+D to deselect all. 10. to determine what this masks is doing, Option+click / Alt+click the darkish layer masks thumbnail. the outcome isn’t ideal, however it is an efficient begin; you will find aspect within the inside and element outdoor the home windows, however the colour is off (Figure 5-25). determine 5-24: the sunshine layer pasted as a masks at the darkish layer determine 5-25: results of the preliminary masks eleven. The masks is far too sharp. Option+click / Alt+click the masks back and select clear out ⇒ Blur ⇒ Gaussian Blur. provide the masks an severe blur so that you lose all element. A radius of approximately 10 pixels should still do it (Figure 5-26). click on okay. determine 5-26: Blurring the masks to enhance the mixture 12. Option+click / Alt+click the masks thumbnail back to teach the end result, which should still glance far better now. thirteen. we will enhance the masks much more with degrees. be certain that the darkish layer masks remains to be exact within the Layers panel and press Cmd+L / Ctrl+L. the quantity that you just drag the sliders relies on the photographs you’re operating with. you will see that what’s occurring to the picture as you modify the masks in genuine time, so drag the degrees conversation field out of ways if important. scan with the sliders within the degrees conversation field after which drag the Shadow enter slider to 50 and the Midtone slider to zero. sixty six (Figure 5-27). click on okay to shut the degrees conversation field. determine 5-27: Adjusting degrees at the masks 14. via inventive covering, now we have effectively merged the highlights from the darkish layer into the shadow element found in the sunshine layer. The ensuing snapshot (Figure 5-28) has an elevated dynamic diversity in comparison to the unique bracketed images—and now we will see into the inner and out the home windows while.

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