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Architecture Rendering: Collage Style (Post Digital Rendering) Interiors in Photoshop

Jade Lau, Junior Architect living in Denmark

Architecture Rendering: Collage Style (Post Digital Rendering) Interiors in Photoshop

Jade Lau, Junior Architect living in Denmark

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8 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Introduction Video!

    • 2. Useful Photoshop Shortcuts

    • 3. Overlaying Textures over an Image

    • 4. Overlaying Textures over an Image Part 2

    • 5. Creating Windows on a Wall

    • 6. Adding Trees and Greenery

    • 7. Adding Furniture

    • 8. Adding People and bringing it to Life!!

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About This Class

This video will guide you through the process of taking a 2d image and turning it into a render that will help people visualise your design better. :-)

What you will learn:

  • Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts and tricks to speed up the process
  • How to create a collage style render for your projects
  • How to overlay textures onto an image (including walls, ceilings, timber floors)
  • How to create windows within a texture
  • How to add furniture into an interior render
  • How to add vector graphics to bring your render to life!

Who is this class for?

  • Architects and Interior Designers
  • Architecture and Interior Designer students
  • Anyone who wants to improve their photoshop skills
  • And everyone else :-)))

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Junior Architect living in Denmark


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1. Introduction Video!: I new. Hi, I'm Oh, hello. I'm Jade and I was third year architecture students study Sydney, Australia because it please, if you've clicked into this class, you've probably seen these types of friends before on, like, Pinterest and on a lot of architecture magazines. Even in your design faculty. I'm sure you will fall in love with it because I enjoy doing it so much. And I can honestly say waste so much time doing it. Okay, so this video will be on post digital rendering. I think that's what it's called. I'm not too sure, but all I know is you will love it and hope you don't waste much. Time is I do doing it, uh, so guide you through the process of taking a treaty image and turning it into a semi realistic but moral of V like Victor graphic style render, But what? You'll help people visualize. You design a lot better, and along the way I'll be showing you several shortcuts. So please watch the next video so it doesn't get too confusing in the video when I start clicking random things. So in this video we're rendering in tears and then the next one will be doing big studio floor injury in this class is we are adding textures to the interior of like this two D image that will be shared with you. And then we're adding furniture like texture is people and trees to it to make it like just turn a flat two D image into life. And that's all I have to say. Let's get started Say bye. 2. Useful Photoshop Shortcuts: So before we get started on the classes, these are some shortcuts style be using throughout the videos. This will help, uh, simple five things. A little, because and a load of videos. I'm using keyboard shortcuts, which are type, but it won't be shown on the screen. Um, so the this is very important shortcuts. They save you a lot of time and you'll be using them a lot of rendering. So to clarify this even further when it's one letter, that's just what you type of the keyboard. And that takes you to a tool, which is from the left hand side, usually a photo shop. We'll have a whole toolbar there, but when you type it and it goes there directly, that's a command simple by the way command, which is like control on Windows, I think. But I'm using Mac, so its command, and then the arrow key is a shift, and that's about it. So the first tool is the move tool, and this is with the letter V, which is also on the first, um, square of the toolbar Photoshopped. This is also like your reset button and you click it. You type in letter V on your keyboard and it'll take you to that tool, and this allows you to move images and select different components and take you to the right player. And then next is command T or control T. This is the transform tool. When you type it in, it creates this like four squares around your image and allows you to move the image wherever you want onto in a document. And then this is also where you can right click and do different things to the transforms. You can skew it. You can distort it. And all these fancy stuff there's command you, which is que in saturation tool thing. This is what I usedto light in my images and to create this fade look faded look sort of thing to the image. And it's also very useful when you wanna decrease a saturation to make it look a bit nicer . Next is the lasso tool, which is with the letter L. It's a select tool that allows you to select with precision. You do this by clicking on all the corners what the shape you're trying to select, and then it allows you to create K selection around the whole image, but not as a square or a circle. Something of a different shape, which is it allows you to do that and then command D is the de select tool, and it resets what you selected and goes back to normal command. A is select all and then usually when I want toe, delete something that is not selected. I used this cold, this thing called inverse electoral, which is done by command Shift I. And when you click that what you've selected becomes what's out of the selected region and what's outside the books gets deleted and just easy tool to help you get rid of unwanted backgrounds and all that stuff and letter eyes. Eyedropper tool. This is what you used to so like the color you want from like an image reference. So if you want the front to be similares a back color, you select technology. I and they used to eyedropper, tool and select a background, and then next used G, which is filled tool and you feel top layer that you want to change the color, too, to match back sort of thing, and then e is that raise their tools, very simply typing e. And you can raise using your mouse. And last thing is not really a short cut, but it's like a like timesaver sort of thing. It's the shift tool allows you to add something to what you're doing and also like, say that you also want to do this. So, for example, you want to, like, move an image. You, too. Hold on, don't while holding shift, and this allows you to drag the image and then allows you to copy it while you're moving it . Sorry, that makes it. That's all the shortcut will be using. I think if there's more like I said, it would be on the bottom right corner in text. 3. Overlaying Textures over an Image: in this first class, we're gonna be adding textures to our interior. Two D image on the first technique is called the skewing technique, like changed perspective so that it fits onto the image nicely. So what we're going to do here is used the V tool, which is the move toward. And then you press command t, which transforms this image and allows you to make adjustments. You right, click and clip skew. And this is where you get these points on the 4/4 where you can pull it up and down and allow yourself to skew it so that it aligns with the perspective of the image. And next we have a faded look technique. This is what I used to make my textures look a bit lighter. You use this by pressing command you and this is where this thing pops up and usually only use lightness and saturation. And it's really easy when used. Drag it to towards the plus side to make it go lighter, and it gives you this faded look. Um, next, we have a technique that's done to a texture to the wall. What do you do is click the L which is the lasso tool. We're going to click on all four of these points to create a selection and then to select what's outside of that square, which is the stuff we don't want. You hold command shift I to inverse it. And now this election is outside the square. You press delete and you press command d to de select. So there you have the wall. 4. Overlaying Textures over an Image Part 2: next, we're gonna copy one texture image and make it into a bigger one. But just toe not reduce the image quality. They're gonna click be just to make sure you're selecting it. I think press older option and then hold it and drag it to the side and this copies image to decide and keep doing this until you get like, a big rectangle and then to merge just better without having these, like sold lines between textures, you're gonna press e for razor and then trees that softy razor tool and draw a line on the edge of the texture so that it's like a blended texture instead of distinct lines. The man usually I like to emerge these layers together by clicking on the bottom layer and then holding shift and I clicking the top layer and that this select all of it and then you're gonna right click at merge, and it's become one image that you can just move around and then you're gonna pers comm grantee to transform it and let making big, bigger if you want. But what I did was just right click in the skew of the image on this this next texture addition is pretty complicated, but I'm gonna try to keep the shortest possible. I want a Pinterest. And then I typed in wood texture. Then I chose one that I like a really nice grain that I wanted to use, dragged it into Photoshopped and then press command t for transform right click skew. And then you're gonna have to drag this rectangle so that it fits. So press me, click on the wood, and then you got a click, OK? Or option and drag it to the side. You're gonna make a copy. They're gonna press command t again for that to transform and then right click skew, then skew this one so that the angle fits the next one. Because this is a perspective drawing perspective photo. So all of them were gonna angle at, like, this final point the far end since they don't fit the with that I wanted to do. Click on the layer of the wood texture and you hide it. And then you go onto the two D image layer at the bottom, and then you're gonna click que and he select that beam that you want to use and then you click the land shift I and you delete and then that gets rid of what's not selected. Next, we're gonna go on Pinterest again. We're gonna type in paper texture and you're gonna trees, one that you want to use for your ceiling. You drag it to the desert location and you press it's already selected. So you dry and move it so that it fits the ceiling. And then you're gonna used the quote tool. Do you fit in? You gonna press the crop tool to, like, cut your Trudy image? Because I made it way too big earlier? Yep. And with that you can I have all your textures laid down like your wood floor to plasterboard walls and then a timber cladding and then also your beings on top. And in the next video, we're gonna add more details to this and create some openings and windows and then go onto adding furniture and people 5. Creating Windows on a Wall: in part two, adding textures, we're going to be creating openings, so we're gonna be cutting out holes in their walls and also creating a window frame. So first, we're gonna turn off the layer and they click on L for lasso tool. And then we're clicking all four points of the window that we're trying to select And then , you know, turn to layer back on and click delete, and that creates a hole in the texture. Next, you're gonna do the same click lasso tool, and you're gonna go a bit further than the rectangle. So this is the window frame. You do awful points, creating selection and then click command you and you add a window frame to it. You repeat geese steps to the rest of the windows lasso tool, click the points. And then when you click shift and you click points, it adds the selection to the previous election. So you see here we selected three openings at the same time, you're gonna click of the layer and delete and then press command D to de select and save thing here. Gonna lasso tool, Go a bit beyond the opening and you gonna click the points to create a window frame. When that selected, you click command you and then you're gonna make it a bit darker. So it creates this window frame in the color gray, and you repeat that for the other two. With news as well. I'm just as a bit of shadow, and I mentioned to your Fichter graphic Next you gonna click the last tool again. And when you press shift to click the points, like I said before, it adds the selection on. So after selected my first blade of my louver, I did the same thing Click shift and then press it on and then select the rest of it. And then what I did here was I used the eyedropper tool with the letter I to select the color that's meant to be, and then a click G to fill and click onto the louver panels. And this feels in the later and then Now I'm going to reorder the layers so that delivers. Come on top of the openings in the window frame, and that's how you add the other texture vacuum 6. Adding Trees and Greenery: And after we've completed the interior, we're gonna add what's on the outside of the windows. And this is probably my favorite part of rendering. You get to add cool trees and greenery into your design and find it really fun to do seven . To get started, we're going to be removing some obstructions in our Judy image. So we're gonna use the lasso tool, and we're gonna click the four corners of this area that I'm trying to raise and I click delete and that will remove all these unnecessary things and then to cheat, sort of to fix this drawing up and click B, which is brush tool and then used I to select the color you want. And then you can brush over the bits that aren't meant to be gray since you changing the background because it's just a short cut to help you speed up the process. And there I'm just fixing up the drawing even more yet you're gonna press command you and then increase the lightness so it fits in with the actual rendered textures that you've been doing and just make it so that it blends in nicely, you know, So this by image and the adjustment and increase the brightness even more. See how that blends really nicely with the rest of my walls? Um, next going on Pinterest, drag a tree into the render and then here you gonna be using the letter W which is any magic wand. You click on the white area, which is the background, but you don't want Click it and delete it and then you can reposition and drag mystery around. See where you want it being in a reorder, it sort sits behind the windows, but behind the window frames it looks like it's on the outside. You're then gonna click l and which is the lesson tool again, and they gonna click these points to erase the tree in the areas that overlap the window frame. But during that last little clique points on delete, you can make the tree go behind this window frame, and then next you gonna go select and color range Your gonna click on these white areas here, it's gonna select all of the white bits needing click delete so that it deletes the white bits in between the leaves and then just gonna increase the likeness of this tree. And also, um, I increased saturation with that command, you tool, and it's really helpful to make it look like it's behind a gloss glazing, and with that, you've completed the exterior bit of the render. 7. Adding Furniture: and finally we're moving on to something a little bit more fun. We're going to be adding furniture to our renders. So the first step is to source the actual furniture usually this on Pinterest or on Google images. So once you find the image, you drag onto photo shop and then you're gonna press command t, and then you're gonna resize and reposition it, and you can drag down capacities that you can see what's behind it. Now you can use the lasso tool. You're gonna click the points following the angle that you see in the background, and you could just delete so that it fits onto the wall that you want added to. And then you have command you once again to increase the brightness to make it look a bit more faded. Next, we are going to be adding a dining table to the center of this interior. I found one by typing, I think dining table from the front view, and then it takes you through all these images and just finally find one. And this one we're gonna be using the M tool, which is similar to a lasso tool. But instead of clicking corners. You're going to be driving a rectangle across the bits you want to select, and then you can delete it. And then after that, I'm using the last one to again to do the same thing is before. So yet clicking the points and deleting what's inside. And now Ah, half this dining table mast with no background. Yeah, you resize it askew and do whatever you want to make it fit nicely. And then at the end, I used to come out you again, and then I made it look a bit faded. Then for this, I had to add some, like wiring to the lamps because it got cropped. And to do this I used a brush tool and then, which is a little B and you're gonna click on the first point of what you wouldn't draw it from and then hold shift and then now move your miles to where you want the end of the brush to go, and then you click again. Outdraw this straight line for you because you clicked shift and I drew up two times because there's two laps. The myth. That's it for furniture. That's easy to follow. That wants quick, quick. But the next one, we're gonna be adding people and plants to our interior, and then we'll be done with the interior rendering. 8. Adding People and bringing it to Life!!: and finally, we're going to be doing the funnest part of the whole rendering process. You gonna be adding people in plants to the render. So here I have a whole collection of, um, vector graphics to use these air, my friends out of drawn up, um, you can find them on my website, which I will be linking in my bio, I think, and you'll be able to get access to all these free vector graphics that you can add on to your renter's. And once you've chosen the one you want to use, you just drag it onto photo shop again, and it will be a clear PNG already for you, so you don't need to clear any backgrounds or any editing. Are you going to reposition it to where you want? I will repeat this process a lot, but it's really easy. And for this plant here, I wanted to flip it so that it works a bit better with the leaves falling and stuff. So what you do is press command T, and once you're in that, you can right click, and this allows you to choose out of these things, which I did flip horizontal and don't do that easily for you. And then now you're gonna add more people into it. And I have all of these two trees room. But for this instance, I just decided to add more plants here. And then what on Pinterest's and I found more vector graphics drawn by other artists, which are also really amazing. And then but with to do this, you have to clear the background. Instead of dragging a PNG end and then to clear the background, you're going to select the layer of the one you want to do, and then you click shook, select on top and then color range, and you click of this purple background and it was should select everything with that color , and then you can just delete it. And then after that, press command t every position and resize it again. Or, if you want to weaken, skew it or flip it however you want. And I'm going to reposition all of these again and safe. They gonna press V to select the layer. But then, for this one, we're going to just use of magic wand with the letter w or if you're two isn't on magic want, yet you can hold it, and then this allows you to do that. And then Randi is to de select. You could reposition it once again. And I want to repeat this process for all of those factors. And lastly, this victor that I added in the back I wanted to place to replace their, but its legs are over of the person in front of her. So I used a razor to raise her legs, said it fits nicer. But then I just realized you could just drag the layer below it so that it doesn't show up on top. And the final touch that I did was I used to command you, tool. And then I increased the lightness of a recent vector to make him look faded and to fit into the render a little bit better. And that's it for this one. I hope you liked this whole cloths and everything that you flirt. Or if you let nothing, let me know in the comments below, but well done. And thank you for watching