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Postproduction of Architectural Plans in Photoshop

A course by María José Cilveti Espinoza
Architect. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined November 2020
, Architect

Learn to represent the different scales of an architectural project in an artistic and original way in Photoshop

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (170)
  • 5962 students

Learn to represent the different scales of an architectural project in an artistic and original way in Photoshop

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (170)
  • 5962 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 57m)
  • 23 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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Are you up for the challenge of representing the essence and power of architectural projects? Architect María José Cilveti has worked for renowned studios like Cazu Zegers, Juan Carlos Sabbagh, and Mapaa Arquitectos. She guides you through her method for creating an eye-catching composition that combines nature and architecture in one expressive graphic piece.

In this course, learn to represent the different scales of an architectural project in an artistic and original way through postproduction in Adobe Photoshop. Create four images, starting with the general location map and ending with the more detailed plans, then look at editing and representation techniques that can take your postproduction projects to the next level.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation of work material
  • U3
    U3. Let's do it
  • U4
    U4. Final adjustments
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know María José Cilveti, who tells you a little more about her professional background and the importance of architectural visualization in presenting and selling any project. She also shares some of her greatest influences from the world of architecture.

Learn some key concepts and ideas for creating a high-quality graphic piece, such as the basic elements of an architectural plan, the color palette, and the 2D floor plan analysis. Find out how to search for inspiration by creating a mood board to pinpoint the look and feel of the project.

María José teaches you how to represent the different scales of a project using Photoshop. First, edit a general location map, then get into the master plan, adding vegetation and other elements to the surroundings.

Discover how to compose the site plan of a house by working on the landscape with more intricate techniques. Then, start editing an architectural floor plan.

María José shows you how to add depth with advanced shadows, light manipulation, and furniture adjustments. Take a look at some extra details that make the world of difference to your graphic visualization and use some of her handy tips to professionally export the project.

What is this course's project?

Create a graphic representation of the different scales of an architectural project in an artistic and original way using 4 images: location map, master plan, site plan, and architectural floor plans.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Architects, designers, landscapers, artists, and anyone interested in improving their graphic skills to represent nature and architecture in 2D.

Requirements and materials

You need basic working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

As for materials, you need a midrange computer with Adobe Photoshop installed and an architectural project previously designed on any program like Archicad or AutoCAD.


5962 Students
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María José Cilveti Espinoza

Chilean architect María José Cilveti is a founding partner of architectural visualization studio Visual Arq., where she currently works as creative director. Throughout her career she has worked for renowned firms such as Cazu Zegers, Juan Carlos Sabbagh, and Mapaa Arquitectos.

She has always loved the crossover between art and architecture, and graphic representation gives her the opportunity to express herself through the visual universe without saying a word, using only colors, textures, light, and shadows.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation of work material

    • Search for inspiration and mood board
    • Color palette and 2D plant analysis
    • Basic elements of an architecture plan
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Importing and exporting is simple
    • Architecture plan structure
    • Site 2 post-production
    • Site 1 post-production
    • Postproduction of a Master Plan
    • Post-production of location plan 3
    • Post-production of location plan 2
    • Post-production of location plan 1
  • U4

    Final adjustments

    • Project export
    • Final details
    • Objects and lighting 2
    • Objects and lighting 1
  • FP

    Final project

    • Post-production of planimetry

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  • 97% positive reviews (170)
  • 5962 students