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Photoshop Architectural Site Plan Course – A Guide to Creating Beautiful Master Plans, Site Plans and Urban Plans in Photoshop

Categories: Photoshop, Site Plan
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About Course

If you have ever watched a Successful Archi Student YouTube video, you’d have noticed that Kyle is engaging, informative and entertaining.

His fast-paced, to-the-point teaching style is complemented with concise explanations, aided by comprehensive animations, images and exciting story telling.

In his first online course, you’re going to learn how to create beautiful site plans using Photoshop.

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What Will You Learn?

  • You'll learn how to create beautiful architectural site plans, urban plans and master plans using Photoshop.
  • You'll improve your overall skills and knowledge within Adobe Photoshop, Rhinoceros 3D and SketchUp.
  • You'll learn how to model up a site in SketchUp & Rhinoceros 3D
  • You'll learn how to export contours from a site model using Rhinoceros 3D
  • You'll gain confidence working to scale and adjusting the scale of a drawing as needed within Photoshop.
  • You'll gain better understanding of the vast array of tools available to you inside Photoshop.
  • You'll learn how to use Google Earth to act as a reference to save you time when creating site plans.
  • You'll gain a better understanding of colour and contrast
  • You'll gain a better understanding of how shadows work & how to control shadows inside of Photoshop.
  • You'll gain a better understanding of how highlights work & how to control highlights inside of Photoshop.
  • You'll become more efficient using Photoshop by learning file organisation.
  • You'll learn how to collage materials in Photoshop effectively and efficiently using Layer Masks
  • You'll learn how to improve the detail in your architectural drawings by manipulating layers to create depth.
  • You'll learn how to add trees to plan drawings in the most effective way possible.

About the instructor

Kyle Sinko
Kyle is a fifth year Master of Architecture student with experience in commercial and residential architecture and design firms. Kyle has been teaching architecture online since 2019.

Course Curriculum

Getting Ready
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  • Getting Ready
    0:38
  • Model Your Site (in Less Than 2 Minutes)
    2:05
  • Creating Contours
    2:56
  • Working with Templates
    0:25
  • Correcting the Scale of Your Drawings
    4:18
  • Getting Ready Checklist

Base Layer – Gradient Underlay

  • The Gradient Underlay
    0:39
  • Creating a New Photoshop File
    0:15
  • Importing the PDF Templates
    0:15
  • Creating the Gradient Underlay
    2:53
  • Adding Contour Lines
    0:43

Base Layer – Grass Texture

  • The Grass Texture
    1:36
  • Google Earth Reference Image
    0:50
  • Fixing the Grass Texture
    0:56
  • Adding Highlights and Shadows
    2:09
  • Importing the Google Earth Rerference Image
    0:33
  • Manipulating Colour and Contrast
    1:20

Surrounding Buildings

  • The Surrounding Buildings
    0:41
  • Importing the Context Templates
    0:33
  • Adding Surrounding Context
    0:58
  • Adjusting the Buildings
    1:12
  • Adding Shadows
    0:52
  • Inserting Your Design
    0:22
  • Adjusting Your Design
    0:34
  • Organising the File
    1:03

Paths & Roads

  • Adding Paths & Roads
    3:27
  • Adding Materials
    0:15

Detailing the Ground

  • Adding Details to the Ground
    0:46
  • Adjusting Contour Lines
    0:48
  • Adding Details to the Ground Layer
    1:12
  • Layer Masks
    0:48
  • Adding Dirt/Soil
    1:23
  • Adding Long Grass
    1:45
  • Adding Sand
    1:25

Trees

  • Adding Trees
    0:20
  • Tree Type 1
    0:44
  • Fixing Shadows and Highlights
    2:35
  • Tree Type 2
    1:45
  • Tree Type 3
    0:40
  • Adjusting the Trees
    1:05
  • Adding Variance with the Clone Stamp Tool
    1:14

Finishing Up

  • Final Touches
    0:53
  • Recap
    0:53
  • Thank You!

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Brian
1 year ago
wow, that was great!