By Scott Onstott
"If you're an architect seeking to get the main out of Photoshop, glance no additional! bettering CAD Drawings with Photoshop is a killer book."
—George Omura, writer, getting to know AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005
Bring Your CAD Drawings to lifestyles utilizing inventive Photoshop Techniques
Most architects locate that conventional CAD drawings should not the best medium for sharing their visions with consumers. For an untrained eye, it's tricky to visualize a posh 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 publication to illustrate how one can use Photoshop to remodel CAD drawings into dynamic, appealing presentational items that talk to every body. First, you'll grasp the elemental Photoshop suggestions and instruments. then you definitely delve into subtle illustrating and compositing recommendations. functional tutorials lead you step by step via every one strategy, and a full-color insert that includes before-and-after pictures is sure to encourage you with principles and strategies. whereas attractive to the artist in you, this precise booklet will empower you to win bids and wow clients.
Inside, you'll learn the way to:
Plan your paintings stream to make sure constant colour printing
Work within the electronic darkroom and hone your retouching skills
Extract entourage items from pictures and use them in architectural illustrations, renderings, plans, and elevations
Enhance your line drawings with colour, development, gradient, transparency, and shadows
Dress up easy elevations utilizing Photoshop's layer type results, mirrored image and refraction, and entourage
Transfer 3D gadgets from Autodesk VIZ into photograph layers in Photoshop
Make gadgets glance life like utilizing layers and clipping groups
Transform 3D versions into pencil sketches, watercolors, and paintings
Share your electronic paintings together with your consumers through prints, e mail, the internet, and slideshows
Protect and catalog your highbrow property
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Background is all white pixels, and Gradient is a linear color ramp. 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.
17. Close the file without saving. Clipping Groups and Knockouts Clipping groups and knockouts are advanced masking techniques involving multiple layers. Clipping groups allow you to use one layer as a mask for a group of layers. Knockouts allow you to use the content of one layer to “tunnel through” a stack of layers, knocking out pixels on each layer along the way. Let’s take a look at how they work with a couple of example files. 1. psd from the CD. It has three layers: Sky, Get Away (rasterized text), and Lagoon (off).
You will open a sample file and learn how to save and load selections with channels. 1. psd from the companion CD. 2. Make a careful selection using any of the selection tools. 3. 16). Type MyFirstSelection in the Name text box and click OK. 16 The Save Selection dialog box Your selection is saved as a channel. TIP It is possible to save and load selections into and from other open documents using the Save Selection dialog box. This is a powerful way to exchange data between documents. 4. Press Ctrl+D to deselect your important selection made in step 2.
Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop by Scott Onstott