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Sketches | Visualizing Architecture. I used to draw a lot when I was younger and all but stopped sometime in college. I’m not sure why, but I always find myself trying to recreate hand drawings through Photoshop. I’ve noticed that the workflow that I use to recreate drawings follows a similar procedure as that of actually hand rendering an image. This idea didn’t really hit me until today when I was creating some illustrations of a villa that I have been designing in my spare time.

When manually hand drawing an illustration, I would start by laying out the line work of the building. In Photoshop, I also start with an exported line drawing of my model as the base. Next, I would calculate the shadows and rough those into the drawing. With the linework and shadows set in place, I would then begin lightly shading in the perspective.

The last step of hand drawings consisted of adding in the background shading and landscape. There are also a lot of subtle things going on in the above image that aren’t immediately obvious. High Res Site Plan | Visualizing Architecture. In the previous wharf post, I discussed black and white texture studies that focused on pattern and ground plane elements throughout the wharf. The above image builds off of those studies introducing color and material. Site plans are extremely useful in the design process and I wanted this one to be somewhat malleable as I tweak things. The wharf is on a strong axis with Boston’s Old State House. I wanted to be able to study this connection as well as the wharf’s relationship to the dense city fabric. The site plan was therefore setup to include this information which meant creating one of the highest resolution images I have ever done.

The above image tops out at 10,000 pixels tall. Typical illustrations for me are around 4,000 to 5,000 pixels on the longest edge. To manage the high resolution, I rendered out two 5000×2300 images seen below. The final PSD file can be broken down into three main sections. With the site plan far along, I’m ready to start diving into some perspectives. Wharf High Res Aerial | Visualizing Architecture. Visualizing Architecture User Gallery. 45e1d44587-djke882-[userid]shyya0-dopwnn1 Install theme. Tutorials | KooZA/rch. Illustrator. New Illustrator Tutorials | Illustrator Training and Courses > Digital-Tutors. New Project: Train Pavillion | Visualizing Architecture. The last few weeks have been spent designing a new project that will allow me to experiment with some new rendering styles that I have in mind.

The past few projects were located in a dense urban setting so I am switching things up and going rural. I decided on an idea that I have been thinking about for a while and the located in a town I grew up in. Deshler is a small village with a population of 1,800 people and sits directly on the intersection two major railways. People from around the country visit the town to watch trains and take in the history of the area. This new design will be centered on the main street and serve as a way to directly connect the local restaurants and shops with the train viewing activities nearby. In terms of illustrations, I will be focusing more on landscape and interiors since I haven’t had a chance to get to either in the past few urban projects. Photoshop. Shore_Lampader-Motel.jpg (JPEG Image, 785 × 625 pixels) AA Conversations. Hat-making workshop for Foundation students 5:00 PM 19 Jan 13 AA DRL Phase 2 Final Jury 3:31 PM 18 Jan 13 Whiskey ice lollies by @BompasandParr at the ScanLab exhibition opening last week 4:44 PM 17 Jan 13 RT @venicetakeaway: Familiar with the AA Conversations?

7:41 PM 10 Jan 13 Back to school with two new stories online! 3:21 PM 07 Jan 13 AA graduates Alex Laing and Francesco Matteo Belfiore win New Concordia island competition! 3:36 PM 18 Dec 12 Last week of Term 1! 1:20 PM 10 Dec 12 Come see Paul Williams speak about #StantonWilliams design of the creative spaces of #CentralSaintMartins. 6pm at the AA lecture hall 4:10 PM 20 Nov 12 AA School of Architecture News… 10:08 AM 13 Nov 12 RT @ArchReview: Congratulations Zaha Hadid who was today made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Princess Anne.

25 Architecture and Design Films to Catch This Fall. The 2014 Architecture and Design Film Festival is upon us, with New York's stint as host falling from Wednesday, October 15th to Sunday, October 19th at Tribeca Cinemas. The festival will feature 25 films from around the globe, four speaker panel events, lively Q&As after selected films, and many see-and-be-seen after-parties to celebrate all things architecture and cinema. You can find a full line-up and schedule of films on ADFF's website, but for now, sneak a peek and indulge yourself in ten of our favorite trailers: Brooklyn Farmer "Brooklyn Farmer" explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm within the landscape of New York City.

As their growing operation expands to a second roof, the team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world's biggest cities. (Screening Thursday 10/16 at 9:15 and Saturday 10/18 at 3:00) Christiania - 40 Years of Occupation. Visualizing Architecture | by Alex Hogrefe. Adobe Photoshop - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Category. How to Create a Fantasy Landscape Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial. In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a fantasy landscape combining different photos.

You'll also learn advanced techniques of blending and different techniques of adding lights to your scene with custom brushes and different Blending Modes. I'll show you how to get beautiful color tones and how to work with layer styles to create a glow around objects. Let's get started! Download the following photos to create this tutorial: Photos of "right sky", "left sky", "knight", "orb" and "aura" are attached to this tutorial. Open Adobe Photoshop and go to File > New... Set Width to 1400 px, Height to 2100 px and Resolution to 300. Grab the Paint Bucket Tool (G). Download all stock photos attached to this tutorial. (If you don't see the Layers panel, go to Window > Layers.) In the image below you can see how your photo manipulation should look so far. Usually objects in the background look brighter and objects in the foreground look darker. Grab the Brush Tool (B). Inverse the selection.

Composite a 3D building into a photo. Photoshop Image Editing Tutorials and Training > Digital-Tutors.