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Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop [Paperback]

Scott Onstott

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Book Description

Dec 28 2010
Transform your CAD drawings into powerful presentation

This one-of-a-kind book shows you how to use Photoshop to turn CAD drawings and BIM models into artistic presentations with captivating animations, videos, and dynamic 3D imagery. The techniques apply to all leading architectural design software including AutoCAD, Revit, and 3ds Max Design. Video tutorials on the DVD improve your learning curve and let you compare your work with the author’s.

  • Turn CAD drawings and BIM models into powerful presentations featuring animation, videos, and 3D imagery for enhanced client appeal
  • Craft interactive panoramas for your Web site, add people and objects to your models, and integrate 3D object models inside architectural interiors
  • Build 3D models from photos and turn them into videos with AfterEffects, add depth of field and atmospheric effects to 3D models, create stereographic images, and much more
  • See how it’s done with the video tutorials on the DVD

Take full advantage of Photoshop’s power to present your architectural drawings in a new and exciting way.



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' Described as a one-of-a-kind...ideal for arch-vis fans. ' (Advanced Photoshop, March 2011).

From the Back Cover

Scott Onstott brings together his extensive expertise and skills as an architect, technologist, artist, and author in crafting this book, which is written in a clear, concise, and engaging manner and amply supported by numerous illustrations. Everything that you want to know about how to use Photoshop for enhancing architectural drawings and models is in this book."
Lachmi Khemlani, Ph.D., Founder and Editor, AECbytes

Scott Onstott has a way with Photoshop and CAD—plain and simple. In fact, his ingenious insight is somehow always presented 'plain and simple' so that the average user can fully comprehend the techniques he is trying to get across.? Scott's years of teaching come into play here as he masterfully takes the reader from novice to expert as they traverse the pages of this book."
Lynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist

Transform Your Architectural Designs into Compelling Visualizations with Photoshop

Turn your CAD drawings and BIM models into beautiful, professional productions—complete with video, animation, and dazzling 3D—with the step-by-step instructions in this detailed guide. You'll learn how to harness the powerful Photoshop CS5 Extended toolkit to create presentations and visualizations that truly communicate design intent, impress clients, and win business. Master all of today's current digital architecture presentation techniques and quickly elevate your skills.

Inside this unique book, you'll learn how to:

  • Transform CAD plans and elevations into instantly readable full-color diagrams

  • Stretch the literal photographic truth to present your design in the best possible light

  • Craft interactive 360 panoramas and post them on your website

  • Extract people and objects from photos and add them to presentations

  • Import and render models made in many other 3D applications

  • Paint and filter 3D renderings and turn them into beautiful artistic illustrations

  • Integrate 3D object models inside architectural interiors and exterior models with photos

  • Build a simple 3D model as well as texture maps from a photo

  • Turn photos and 3D models into stereographic images viewable with 3D glasses

  • Add artistic effects to video clips and animate layer masks to reveal routes on maps

Get extra inspiration from the examples in the book's full-color insert, as well as additional instruction from the video tutorials and the project files on the DVD.


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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!!! March 2 2011
By Kathryn L. Tate - Published on Amazon.com
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I was so happily surprised by how good this book was as I went through the projects. It is concise, thorough and never boring.
My only nit picky complaint is with the publisher: they used very poor quality paper on this. Why they did that, I can't imagine
as it is the best I've read on enhancing one's CAD programs. And it is up to speed with the latest CS5.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars basic understanding May 9 2011
By R. Yee - Published on Amazon.com
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I like this book. Like many, I taught myself how to use autocad, revit and photoshop for school and work. Therefore I maybe proficient in doing certain things, I lack in using these programs in other ways. So I got this book, in order to improve my rendering skills in photoshop and to gain another perspective on this subject.

Unlike the other comments, I would not say this book is only for beginners only. Although I wish there was more advance tutorials and maybe more explanation...or help in using LISP program for exporting png layering files.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great if you have CS5 June 2 2014
By Michele Chong - Published on Amazon.com
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I would have given it 5 stars if I had had CS 5 instead of CS6. With CS 6 it was downright frustrating! But I blame my woes more on Adobe for moving things around and making things disappear.

Aside from that major problem, I recognise and will give full credit to the author for the very detailed steps he has set out. I knew very little about Photoshop but after just a few days and a few chapters, a little world has been opened up to me. No regrets buying this book at all.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy Dec 31 2012
By Josue Fleurimond - Published on Amazon.com
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Love the content in this book and its approach to bring the viewer in through great explanation of styles. A Must have on how to integrate CAD drawings and Photoshop seamlessly!!
3.0 out of 5 stars College level Jan. 31 2014
By 06CorvetteGuy - Published on Amazon.com
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So this book has been basically how to be a modern day college student. Pretty normal skill set for today's students I've found coming out of school. If you're 8 or more years less of college you probably should already know how to do this stuff. I applaud the work ethic though.

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