Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop
By Scott Onstott
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2006
Pages: 368

"If you're an architect looking to get the most out of Photoshop,look no further! Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop is akiller book."
George Omura, Author, Mastering AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT2005

Bring Your CAD Drawings to Life Using Artistic PhotoshopTechniques

Most architects find that traditional CAD drawings are not theideal medium for sharing their visions with clients. For anuntrained eye, it's difficult to imagine a complex design by simplyviewing a line drawing. Fortunately, you can use Adobe Photoshop toenliven CAD drawings and improve graphical communications.

Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop is the first book todemonstrate how you can use Photoshop to transform CAD drawingsinto dynamic, attractive presentational pieces that speak toeveryone. First, you'll master the basic Photoshop concepts andtools. Then you delve into sophisticated illustrating andcompositing techniques. Practical tutorials lead you step-by-stepthrough each process, and a full-color insert featuringbefore-and-after images is certain to inspire you with ideas andsolutions. While appealing to the artist in you, this unique bookwill empower you to win bids and wow clients.

Inside, you'll learn how to:

  • Plan your work flow to ensure consistent color printing
  • Work in the digital darkroom and hone your retouchingskills
  • Extract entourage objects from photographs and use them inarchitectural illustrations, renderings, plans, and elevations
  • Enhance your line drawings with color, pattern, gradient,transparency, and shadows
  • Dress up basic elevations using Photoshop's layer styleeffects, reflection and refraction, and entourage
  • Transfer 3D objects from Autodesk VIZ into image layers inPhotoshop
  • Make objects look realistic using layers and clippinggroups
  • Transform 3D models into pencil sketches, watercolors, andpaintings
  • Share your digital work with your clients via prints, e-mail,the Web, and slideshows
  • Protect and catalog your intellectual property

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