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 nofurther! Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop is a killer book."
George Omura, Author, Mastering AutoCAD 2005 andAutoCAD LT 2005

Bring Your CAD Drawings to Life UsingArtistic Photoshop Techniques

Most architects find that traditionalCAD drawings are not the ideal medium for sharing their visions with clients. Foran untrained eye, it's difficult to imagine a complex design by simply viewing aline drawing. Fortunately, you can use Adobe Photoshop to enliven CAD drawingsand improve graphical communications.

Enhancing CAD Drawings withPhotoshop is the first book to demonstrate how you can use Photoshop totransform CAD drawings into dynamic, attractive presentational pieces that speakto everyone. First, you'll master the basic Photoshop concepts and tools. Thenyou delve into sophisticated illustrating and compositing techniques. Practicaltutorials lead you step-by-step through each process, and a full-color insertfeaturing before-and-after images is certain to inspire you with ideas andsolutions. While appealing to the artist in you, this unique book will empoweryou to win bids and wow clients.

Inside, you'll learn how to:

  • Plan your work flow to ensure consistent color printing
  • Workin the digital darkroom and hone your retouching skills
  • Extract entourageobjects from photographs and use them in architectural illustrations, renderings,plans, and elevations
  • Enhance your line drawings with color, pattern,gradient, transparency, and shadows
  • Dress up basic elevations usingPhotoshop's layer style effects, reflection and refraction, andentourage
  • 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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