Tutorial: Quick Site Plans

Tutorial: Quick Site Plans

  With this tutorial, I wanted to show the workflow that I use to develop a clean looking architectural site plan. This tutorial, like many of my tutorials, doesn’t use a rendering engine, only Sketchup image exports and Photoshop. Although I don’t use a...
Quick Tip: Adjusting The Verticals

Quick Tip: Adjusting The Verticals

  As I get more into photography,  I find more and more things that overlap into architecture illustrations. One thing that I never thought about in school when creating illustrations was the idea of avoiding converging vertical lines. Obviously, this isn’t the...
Quick Tips: Image Softening

Quick Tips: Image Softening

  As with many of the other tips in this series, this tutorial adds a last minute “kick” to an architectural illustration. What is nice about this process is that the contrast is increased, but at the same time, the sharpness is decreased providing an...
Quick Tips: Vignetting

Quick Tips: Vignetting

  Vignetting is something you see a lot in photography, and it works just as well in architecture illustrations. The idea is simple, the edges of the illustration are darkened to “frame” the image and draw attention to the center. If there is a lot going on in the...
Quick Tips: Grunge

Quick Tips: Grunge

  This tutorial looks at some grunge and sketch overlays to add a little artistic styling to an architecture image and break away from the “fresh from the rendering engine” look that too many architecture presentations have. Sometimes, illustrations need a little...