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Drawing a Building Cross Section in Photoshop and AutoCAD

by Francisco Castellanos

In this series of tutorials, we'll learn how to enhance a hand drawing to become an astonishing final render of a technical cross section. Software required: Photoshop CS4, AutoCAD 2013.

What you'll learn

In this series of tutorials, we'll learn how to enhance a hand drawing to become an astonishing final render of a technical cross section. We'll begin by drafting the technical cross section drawing in AutoCAD based off of a rough hand sketch. Once the cross section is finished, we'll then import the drawing into Photoshop to add textures, light effects and people. By the end of this tutorial, you'll understand how to take advantage of these processes used in Photoshop to transform your hand drawings into final renders that will amaze. Software required: Photoshop CS4, AutoCAD 2013.

About the author

Francisco Castellanos is a Mexican architect who graduated from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Currently he works as an architect in the Paris-based architectural firm, Dietmar Feichtinger Architects, and has participated in different projects and competitions within this office. Francisco's broad knowledge in the use of design software and his experience in architectural competitions has made him very knowledgeable. He is excited to share his time-saving techniques in regards to drawing co... more

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