By Scott Onstott

"If you're an architect seeking to get the main out of Photoshop, glance no additional! improving CAD Drawings with Photoshop is a killer book."
—George Omura, writer, studying AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005
Bring Your CAD Drawings to lifestyles utilizing creative Photoshop Techniques

Most architects locate that conventional CAD drawings usually are not the correct medium for sharing their visions with consumers. For an untrained eye, it's tough to visualize a fancy layout through easily viewing a line drawing. thankfully, you should use Adobe Photoshop to brighten up CAD drawings and increase graphical communications.

Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop is the 1st booklet to illustrate how one can use Photoshop to rework CAD drawings into dynamic, beautiful presentational items that talk to each person. First, you'll grasp the fundamental Photoshop techniques and instruments. then you definitely delve into subtle illustrating and compositing options. useful tutorials lead you step by step via each one approach, and a full-color insert that includes before-and-after pictures is sure to motivate you with rules and options. whereas attractive to the artist in you, this specified e-book will empower you to win bids and wow clients.

Inside, you'll find out how to:

Plan your paintings circulation to make sure constant colour printing
Work within the electronic darkroom and hone your retouching skills
Extract entourage items from images and use them in architectural illustrations, renderings, plans, and elevations
Enhance your line drawings with colour, trend, gradient, transparency, and shadows
Dress up simple elevations utilizing Photoshop's layer kind results, mirrored image and refraction, and entourage
Transfer 3D gadgets from Autodesk VIZ into photo layers in Photoshop
Make items glance sensible utilizing layers and clipping groups
Transform 3D versions into pencil sketches, watercolors, and paintings
Share your electronic paintings together with your consumers through prints, electronic mail, the net, and slideshows
Protect and catalog your highbrow property
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2. Select the Gradient layer. Type L to choose the Lasso tool. 22. 22 I’ve lassoed an irregular selection. 3. To create a layer mask from this selection, click the Add Layer Mask button. This button is second from the left across the bottom edge of the Layers palette. Clicking this button creates the layer mask and links it to the Gradient layer. The Layer thumbnail on the left side of the Gradient layer contains the actual pixels of the layer. The Layer mask thumbnail on the right is a grayscale channel acting as a mask.

Undo is an obvious lifesaver. If you make a mistake, just choose Edit Undo or press Ctrl+Z to undo it. However, Undo isn’t as helpful as it might sound. Pressing Ctrl+Z remembers only one level of history. Pressing Ctrl+Z again redoes your undo, leaving you back where you started. If you press Alt+Ctrl+Z, you can move backward through Photoshop’s history, one step at a time. On the other side of the coin, press Shift+Ctrl+Z to progress forward through the history one step at a time. Better yet, use the History palette to see a listing of a great number of steps you have taken, called states.

28 The knockout image 27 28 CHAPTER 1 THE BASICS 7. 29). In the Advanced Blending group, change the Knockout drop-down list from None to Deep. Also in the Advanced Blending group of this dialog box, change Fill Opacity to 0%, and click OK. 29 The Layer Style dialog box By turning the Fill opacity down to nothing, the pixels on the Get Away layer no longer obscure what they are on top of. 30. Layer Styles Each layer can be assigned a variety of creative blending effects that are stored in a style.

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