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Architecture Digital Collage : Communicating architecture in a compelling way

via Skillshare


Hi there my name is Steven, architect and lover of architectural representation. On this class you will learn how to create a Digital Architectural Collage. From a brief history of architectural collage, creation of color palettes and mood boards, all the way to exporting and setting your scene in sketchup, importing it to photoshop and creating breath taking and visually pleasing results. You will also learn the reasons why an architect should know how to create collage images and what is the best practice to do it effectively. The lessons cover:

  • Brief Architectural Collage Background
  • Discovering References
  • Photoshop Shortcuts for better workflow
  • Sites to download textures
  • Importing Textures and Applying them to your image
  • Creating basic renders in vray
  • Adding vegetation and entourage
  • PLUS bonus segments on Creating a GIF with your image.

If you are an architect, architecture student, landscape architect or just are interested in digital collages, then this course is for you! It is for Beginner to intermediate levels in Sketchup, Vray and Photoshop.

You will create a breathtaking post digital collage that will lead your portfolio in a great direction!


  • Welcome Video
  • Lets get to know each other!
  • Brief background of the Architectural Collage
  • Mies Van der Rohe and his collage
  • Artistic influences on the architectural collage
  • The architecture collage of the 70s
  • The new wave of collage
  • Conclusions of the history of collage
  • Mood Board and References
  • Creating a mood board
  • Creating a preliminary drawing
  • Final thoughts on mood boards
  • Introduction to texture library
  • Different sites to download textures for your images
  • Folder structure for organizing files
  • Elements to look for when downloading an image
  • Takeaways from folder structure
  • What takes the most time to edit
  • 5 Beginner Shortcuts
  • 5 Intermediate Shortcuts
  • 5 Advanced Shortcuts
  • Conclusion on PS Shortcuts
  • Introduction to exporting renders from sketchup and vray
  • Creating a scene in sketchup
  • Creating a base render in VRAY
  • Exporting image in different channels
  • Importing into photoshop and setting up a folder
  • Export line drawings from sketchup
  • Key takeaways for exporting base renders
  • Importing and adjusting textures into photoshop
  • Cropping a canvas and adding a background
  • Importing roof texture and creating masks
  • Applying different concrete textures and solving problems
  • Colorizing textures and adding the sky
  • Key takeaways for adding textures in photoshop
  • Adding vegetation and people
  • Foreground vegetation
  • Background and Middleground vegetation
  • Adding people and animals
  • Conclusions on adding entourage
  • Final Adjustments of an image
  • Final touches and reviews
  • Best export settings
  • BONUS Creating a GIF
  • Conlusions on the digital collage

Taught by

Steven Rubio


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