Rendering Techniques: Creating Customized Trees

Alexandra Coit, Educator + Designer

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5 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Rendering Trees > Introduction

      1:00
    • 2. Rendering Trees > Lesson 1

      5:57
    • 3. Rendering Trees > Lesson 2

      11:05
    • 4. Rendering Trees > Lesson 3

      9:52
    • 5. Rendering Trees > Lesson 4

      6:32

About This Class

A B O U T

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.