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Photoshop for Garden Designers (12.06.2020)

Photoshop for Garden Designers (12.06.2020)

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Time: 9.45am for 10.00am start until 4.30pm (please note the library does not open until 9:30)

This one-day lecture will take the form of practical demonstrations moving between SketchUp and Photoshop. The primary focus will be on Photoshop and is therefore equally relevant to Vectorworks and other design software, including the digital enhancement of hand drawings. The day will include:

  • Benefits of using Photoshop, and the interaction between SketchUp and Photoshop, including where and how to start,
  • Creating a perspective framework to be rendered in Photoshop.
  • Using Photoshop to enhance photographic images which can then be used to enhance 3D SketchUp models, along with practical suggestions for simplifying and speeding up the 3D modelling process.
  • Creating basic mp3 recordings of 3D models as a communication tool between both designers and clients.
  • Rendering surfaces in Photoshop.
  • Textures, atmosphere and mood in Photoshop, and developing a style
  • Digital planting - various techniques using Photoshop to create a wide range of visually satisfying planting styles and imagery. This will be the core focus of the day, with plenty of time for questions during the demonstrations.
  • How to create species specific digital plants and available online library resources.

About the presenter: After over a decade’s experience in designing, building and planting gardens, John has now come to specialise in 3D rendering and the creation of computer-drawn visualisations for landscape architects and garden designers. Years of hands-on experience and a considerable practical knowledge of garden construction, landscaping and planting all contribute to an understanding of the digital visualisation process and of how best to achieve attractive computer graphics for our soft-landscaping work.

Target audience: Anyone interested either in learning, or in better understanding the processes involved in digital rendering using Photoshop as the primary tool.

Items to bring: Your preferred form of note taking. Note that the day is lecture based, rather than hands on instruction. An online resource of short explanatory videos by John Wood supporting the course will be made available to participants.

Refreshments: Teas, coffees and biscuits will be provided in the breaks. Please bring a packed lunch or there are numerous cafés and sandwich shops nearby where lunch can be purchased.

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