Expressive Exteriors ArchViz

A course by Alejandro Soriano , Architectural visualization and 3D modeling

Architectural visualization and 3D modeling. Valencia, Spain.
Joined October 2014

Develop your own aesthetic to model and create impactful images on SketchUp, V-Ray Next, and Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (199)
  • 5515 students

Develop your own aesthetic to model and create impactful images on SketchUp, V-Ray Next, and Photoshop

A course by Alejandro Soriano

When you integrate illustration into architectural visualization projects, you can transcend the purely technical aspects of traditional modeling programs. With his experience as a designer specialized in 3D visualization, Alejandro Soriano shows you how to use your own perspective to transform your renders into impressive illustrations.

In this course, learn how to model a building and its surroundings from a DWG file with SketchUp. Alejandro teaches you how to set up the lighting and the materials you need to make a series of rendered images using V-Ray Next for SketchUp. Then, he shows you how to transfer the images to Adobe Photoshop for you to build your project, so you can obtain an image where the artistic component plays an important role.

If you want to learn SketchUp from scratch, you can also sign up for Alejandro's first course on Domestika, Introduction to SketchUp, on how to help you design and model in 3D in a fast, efficient, and professional way.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 20 downloads

Fine tunning
9 minutes, 51 seconds
Resources and materials
7 minutes, 4 seconds
Project modeling
19 minutes, 12 seconds
Environment modeling
18 minutes, 2 seconds
Inserting details
16 minutes, 47 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (199)
  • 5515 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 17m)
  • 20 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a series of outdoor scenery rendered images with V-Ray Next and learn how to transfer and edit your rendered files in Adobe Photoshop.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at architects, landscape architects, digital artists, or anyone who wants to create unique architectural illustrations.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need an intermediate knowledge of how to work on SketchUp, V-Ray Next, and Adobe Photoshop, in addition to a computer with this software installed.


5515 Students
199 Reviews
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Alejandro Soriano

A course by Alejandro Soriano

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Architectural visualization and 3D modeling

Alejandro Soriano is a freelance designer specialized in 3D visualization. His job is to produce images and illustrations of objects, buildings, and environments, which have not yet been built.

He is interested in everything that has to do with 3D modeling, either through manual modeling or through other techniques such as photogrammetry.

He has worked for clients such as RBA or National Geographic, but generally works for architecture and interior design studios.


  • U1


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

    Previous steps

    • Fine tunning
    • Resources and materials
  • U3

    Modeling with SketchUp

    • Project modeling
    • Environment modeling
    • Inserting details
    • Points of view
  • U4

    Rendering with V-Ray NEXT

    • illumination
    • materials
    • Correction parameters
    • Render elements and image generation
  • U5

    Postproduction with Adobe Photoshop

    • Layers and masks
    • Environment elements
    • Textures and lighting
    • Cutouts and finishing touches
  • FP

    Final project

    • Expressive Exteriors ArchViz

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Expressive Exteriors ArchViz. 3D, Animation, Architecture, and Spaces course by Alejandro Soriano

Expressive Exteriors ArchViz

A course by Alejandro Soriano
Architectural visualization and 3D modeling. Valencia, Spain.
Joined October 2014
  • 100% positive reviews (199)
  • 5515 students