Rendering Techniques: Creating Customized Trees | Alexandra Coit | Skillshare

Rendering Techniques: Creating Customized Trees

Alexandra Coit, Educator + Designer

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5 Videos (34m)
    • Rendering Trees > Introduction

    • Rendering Trees > Lesson 1

    • Rendering Trees > Lesson 2

    • Rendering Trees > Lesson 3

    • Rendering Trees > Lesson 4


About This Class


This is the very first of a series of classes on hybrid rendering techniques (analog and digital). Creating customized trees aims to show a quick and easy way to make some beautiful rendered trees, specific to a species or location, and bring them from a hand rendered image to a rasterized graphic for a digital drawing. 

M A T E R I A L S   N E E D E D

  • white trace paper
  • Prismacolor markers (or similar)
  • camera or iPhone
  • thin black pens (Micron work well)
  • computer with Adobe Photoshop

S K I L L S   L E A R N E D

You will be able to make your own trees, in either plan or section view, to apply to an architecture or landscape architecture drawing. You should also pick up some basic Adobe Photoshop skills used to adjust size, layers, color, and saturation to name only a few. These techniques could also apply to many other forms of analog drawings used to communicate in a digital final product.





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Alexandra Coit

Educator + Designer

A B O U T  

Alexandra is the lead designer for her design studio, Coit Creative in Boulder, Colorado. Originally working in architecture and interior architecture, Alexandra now works on digital art, graphic design, and fabrication at Coit Creative. She is also a design educator and currently teaches environmental design studios and visual communications courses at the University of Colorado throughout the year. Her work and classes on Skillshare aim to te...

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