6 Tips for a Perfect Sky

6 Tips for a Perfect Sky

I can’t believe that I have not written a post about skies yet on this blog. In most cases, a sky can make or break an architecture illustration. It’s also something that I see a lot of people overlook or only spend a few minutes on in their renderings....
V-Ray Settings Overview

V-Ray Settings Overview

A lot of you have been asking for V-Ray settings and so I am going to spend a little time going over the settings that I used to create the base rendering of the main street perspective in the previous post. I have been using V-Ray for over a year now and I am in...
Inspiration

Inspiration

I don’t talk a lot about what inspires me but I have been traveling around the country lately giving some workshops and lectures and that question seems to come up a lot. The fact of the matter is that there is no one place that I go to get inspiration and a lot of...
Photoshop Layer Management

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...
Avoiding Repeating Trees

Avoiding Repeating Trees

  Adding trees to a perspective can be a daunting task, especially if there are a lot of them. Often what happens is the same tree gets copied over and over again. Everyone does it. It saves a ton of time compared to spending time cutting out several trees that are of...
Painting Light: Exterior Glass

Painting Light: Exterior Glass

  Not everyone has the capabilities to render huge models with a ton of lights. I am one of those people where more times than not I have to manually add light to my illustrations because I don’t have the computing power. At first, this method can seem tedious....
Exterior Elevation: Shadow Tweaking

Exterior Elevation: Shadow Tweaking

  I have posted in the past on how to create interior elevations/sections by only using Photoshop, but I never posted on exterior elevations. The workflow that I use for exterior elevations really isn’t much different than the workflow that I use for interior...