Professional Watercolor Renderings Using Photoshop and Revit

This course fills in the gap between Revit photorealistic model renderings and the need for more painterly and stylized renderings by teaching watercolor painting methods using Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop, Robert Ardill Plugin and Action Scripts.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 28, 2016
Duration
4h 22m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 28, 2016
Duration
4h 22m
Description

As a BIM professional, sometimes you need to work with non-photorealistic renderings into your work. In this course, Professional Watercolor Renderings Using Photoshop and Revit, you'll learn the process of integrating non-photorealistic watercolor painting techniques using Photoshop and Revit. First, you'll learn how to export Revit views and how to use the action scripts created by Robert Ardill to prepare Photoshop for creating realistic watercolor effects. Then, you will learn how to use various painting methods to create sky effects, landscape elements, and how to create hand drawn lines. Finally you'll learn how to convert photos of people and vehicles to hand drawn illustrations, and how to create a professional quality watercolor renderings of Revit models. By the end of this course, you'll know all of the steps that are necessary to create hand crafted and professional looking watercolor renderings of your Revit projects. Software required: Photoshop, Robert Ardill Plugin and Action Scripts.

About the author
About the author

Steve Baker is a licensed architect with over nineteen years experience designing buildings and creating stunning architectural visualizations.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Steve Baker and welcome to my course Professional Watercolor Renderings Using Photoshop and Revit. I'm a licensed architect and over the past 19 years I have been practicing architecture and have taught as a university instructor here in Colorado. Many of the courses I teach include architectural visualization, 3D animation, texturing, lighting, and rigging. As an instructor I have faculty directed several student films of which many have won numerous awards in the short file circuit. I created this course because in my architectural practice I have often found that clients really warm up to the watercolor renderings of my projects. It makes them personal and lessens the coldness of CG renderings. This type of presentation really adds a personal hand crafted touch to my work and helps to sell the project to the client. In this course we're going to learn how to make professional watercolor renderings of our projects created in Revit. Some of the major topics that we will cover include first we learn how to export views from Revit with sketchy lines and shadows, which will serve as a basis for our watercolor rendering, then we thoroughly explore the actions and brushes used to speed up our watercolor painting techniques in Photoshop, next we explore the various methods for creating watercolor effects as we begin to paint our Revit view. Finally, we wrap up our painting by setting the building within a landscape and explore the addition of people, cars, and other site elements. By the end of this course you'll know all of the steps that are necessary to create hand crafted and professional looking watercolor renderings of your Revit project. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with exporting images from Revit and have an intermediate knowledge of Photoshop. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn watercoloring techniques with the professional watercolor renderings using Photoshop and Revit at Pluralsight.

Professional Watercolor Renderings Using Photoshop and Revit
Hi everyone, my name is Steve Baker and welcome to my course Professional Watercolor Renderings using Photoshop and Revit. I've been a university instructor for over 12 years teaching architectural visualizations, computer modeling, rendering and animation. I'm also a practicing architect and I've been providing architectural visualizations for clients for over 19 years. My clients have always been impressed with the softness and emotive qualities of hand painted watercolor architectural visualizations and I've always loved the editability of producing these effects digitally. This course marries these two qualities into a fun, practical, and very marketable skill set. In this course we're going to learn how to take our renderings from Revit and give them a hand colored water feel to them in Photoshop. Some of the major topics we'll cover will include how to use Revit display properties to give a solid start to the creation of hand drawn effects, how to achieve realistic watercolor paper effects, how to digitally reproduce dry on dry techniques, wet on wet techniques, and wet on dry techniques. Also, we'll cover how to add hand drawn ink effects to your paintings, and finally we'll learn how to add site, people, and landscape elements to enhance your Revit views for a professional look. By the end of this course you'll know how to add that hand painted watercolor touch to your renderings that take them from mechanical illustrations to works of art. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Revit and how to set up views and also you should have a solid understanding of how to use Photoshop brushes and layers. I look forward to our journey together in learning how to create professional watercolor renderings using Photoshop and Revit at Pluralsight.