Some Thoughts on Texture

By Alex Hogrefe
November 25, 2014

Day to Night: All Photoshop

By Alex Hogrefe
November 9, 2014

Photoshop Layer Management

By Alex Hogrefe
Oct. 26, 2014

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Some Thoughts on Texture

A thought that is often running through my head when working on architectural illustrations is how can I bring more of a human touch to the image. The answer is almost always through texturing in Photoshop. I have spent the last week illustrating an aerial perspective...

Day to Night: All Photoshop

  One of the very first tutorials I created for this site described a workflow that generated a night scene only using Photoshop. That tutorial used a very simple base image exported right out of Sketchup. The workflow is easy to implement and is especially...

Photoshop Layer Management

  Architecture visualization is notorious for producing complex and messy PSD files. Sometimes, it’s the little things that can make a big difference and in my opinion, layer management is one of those little things that many people don’t put enough...

Boston Greenway Museum: Building Diagrams

As the 3d model progresses, I find myself spending a lot of time defining and organizing the way different elements are grouped in the model. I posted a video a while back showing a time lapse of the construction of one of my models. I rarely use layers but instead...

New Model Underway

These past two weeks have been crazy and if any of you follow my Facebook page, you know what I am talking about.  However, with all of the change, I figured it would also be a good time to start a new project as well. The wharf design was a fun project to...

Welcome to the New Site

I have not significantly changed the design of my site or its functionality since its inception, so the time has come to switch things up. The first thing I did was move from Squarespace to WordPress. Squarespace was a great platform but WordPress offers a huge amount...

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