Presentation Technique for Architectural Projects

A course by Dx Arquitectos
Architects. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 11/21/2019
, Architects

Learn to combine traditional and digital techniques to build your presentation with Adobe Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 139 students
Presentation Technique for Architectural Projects

Learn to combine traditional and digital techniques to build your presentation with Adobe Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • Available from July 3, 2020
  • 139 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Available from the app
  • Unlimited access forever

Knowing how to highlight the presentation of your architectural project with a good graphic proposal can be a decisive factor when deciding whether to hire your services. Sergio Hidalgo and Germán Rodríguez, from DX Architects, are experts in combining the best of analog and digital techniques to create unique visualizations that explore new textures, contexts, and spaces.

In this course, learn how to combine different techniques to capture your ideas as an architect, creating a sheet with Adobe Photoshop for the presentation of an architectural draft. Go through all the stages of the process, starting from the sketch and models to the 3D visualization. You will be able to reach another level in the visualization of your projects by combining freehand drawing, photography, digital editing, and composition techniques.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Freehand drawing and model photographs
  • U3
    U3. Planimetry and 3d editing in Photoshop
  • U4
    U4. Final edit / layout
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Sergio and Germán, the architects at the head of the DX Architects studio, who tell you about their career, work methodology, and the main projects they have carried out. Then review their influences in the world of architecture.

Learn how to elaborate the presentation of an architectural project starting from 2 classic techniques in the development of a delivery: sketching—or volumetric schemes made by hand—and photographing physical models. See basic drawing, perspective, and photographic technique concepts.

Later, see how to edit both drawings and photographs in Adobe Photoshop under the criteria of graphic composition and using techniques such as painting, cropping, color saturation, contrast, textures, and filtering, among others.

Sergio and Germán show you how to import and edit a 2D plan in Photoshop and then in 3D, with an axonometric view and also in perspective. Work with different tools of this software such as importing objects (from other devices or scans) color hierarchy, partial transformation, valorization, composition, and order.

Finally, learn how to diagram the images previously worked on to create the final plate. See how to incorporate some principles of composition such as unity, tension, and color, to obtain an attractive sheet for the presentation of your architectural project.

What is this course's project?

Create a sheet in Adobe Photoshop for the presentation of an architectural project, in A1 format, where you combine analogical and digital techniques, either for a client or a contest.

Who is it for?

Students of architecture, architects, or anyone who is interested in exploring visualization techniques for a graphic presentation.

What you need

You will need basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or any software for 2D drawing and 3D modeling.

Regarding the materials, you will need paper and pencils for drawing the sketch, black paper or cardboard, a lamp, and a computer with Photoshop installed.

Dx Arquitectos

A course by Dx Arquitectos


Sergio Hidalgo and Germán Rodríguez are the directors of DX Arquitectos, a Chilean firm dedicated to the design and construction of architectural projects at different scales: from furniture to houses, offices, industries, and public spaces. DX was born from the meeting of a group of 7 students from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Chile, who at the turn of the millennium, aspired to reformulate the classic way in which architecture studios were structured for the generation of projects.

The projects and works of DX can be seen on their web page and in different publications dedicated to architecture like Arch Daily, Dezeen, Mark, Plataforma Arquitectura, and others.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course?
  • U2

    Freehand drawing and model photographs

    • Freehand spatial sketches and diagrams
    • Freehand drawing edit
    • Model photography
    • Mockup photo editing
  • U3

    Planimetry and 3d editing in Photoshop

    • Editing 2D plans
    • Axonometric editing (first part)
    • Axonometric editing (part two)
    • 3D editing (part one)
    • 3D editing (part two)
  • U4

    Final edit / layout

    • Composition of delivery foil
    • Delivery sheet layout in Photoshop
  • FP

    Final project

    • x Photoshop for architecture

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Presentation Technique for Architectural Projects

A course by Dx Arquitectos
Architects. Santiago, Chile.
On Domestika since 11/21/2019
  • 139 students