Course 1: Sketch to Design in Photoshop | Skillshare Projects

Stephanie Braconnier

Visualizing Landscapes

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Course 1: Sketch to Design in Photoshop

Welcome to Visualization Basics.

  • Are you a student in architecture or landscape architecture and find your visuals lacking in life?
  • Don't know where to start to show your design concepts in a clear & beautiful way?
  • Do you work at a design firm and have to produce graphic works quickly for a competition or client presentation?

Beautiful. Emotive. Atmospheric. Convincing.

A strong visualization can help convince clients, instructors, and colleagues of your ideas. 

Visualization can also help us define, explore and materialize design concepts - an invaluable skill when time is tight and you need to communicate something quickly and effectively.

Great visuals don't need to be complicated.

Unfortunately, many students never learn to compose a visualization in a quick & effective way and get stuck before they even get started by trying to make something complicated instead of focusing on what really matters - refining design concepts.

It can seem impossible to translate the ideas you've conceived through intuition into the visual realm, especially when there are countless softwares and graphic techniques to choose from and not enough time to learn each one properly.

Get there quickly with Visualization Basics.

Visualization Basics is a video series that helps you master the most important steps to quickly compose a beautiful, atmospheric perspective in just a few hours. You will learn to use tools and techniques that are specifically geared towards compositing sketches, images and renderings to create a landscape visualization.

Best of all, you only use one software: Photoshop. Learning to create landscape collages with images, textures and lighting effects will enable you to make beautiful images from the most basic of sketches (and some effective google image searching!)

Course 1: Sketch to Design in Photoshop

In this course students will learn how to create a beautiful, atmospheric visualizations made solely from sketches, textures & photo resources in Photoshop. The course provides the same basic materials to everyone so you can follow along and learn the techniques that will make you able to use them on your own sketches & designs.

This course is geared towards students of architecture & landscape who have a general familiarity with Photoshop, sketching & design. However anyone who's interested in photo compositing & collage can learn something here!

You will learn composition, color & lighting effects, how to effectively use custom brushes & patterns, blending modes, layer masks and more. These are the fundamental tools you will need to work on any type of visualization, no matter what format it takes. Use these tools to craft a beautiful portfolio piece or presentation visual that will capture the attention of instructors and employers. 

 

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