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Architectural Visualization Using Digital Collage

A course by PALMA
Architects. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined March 2019
, Architects

Learn to model and build spaces through digital collage-style renderings

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (1K)
  • 26197 students
Architectural Visualization Using Digital Collage

Learn to model and build spaces through digital collage-style renderings

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (1K)
  • 26197 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (1h 46m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
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There are several ways to represent an architectural project and the architecture studio, PALMA, have found theirs through experimentation and the use of powerful, evocative images in their projects.

In this course you will learn the basic techniques so that you can depict your own architectural project through the medium of digital collage, using different programs and plugins for modeling and image editing.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Modeling
  • U3
    U3. Basic rendering
  • U4
    U4. Photoshop collage creation
  • U5
    U5. Other representation styles
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by meeting PALMA, learn how they formed their studio, hear about how they started out in their careers and see some of the work they have done so far.

Learn about the digital collage technique, see how it has evolved over time, and the influential artists in this field. Gain an understanding of how an architectural project works, seeing all the different ways to represent it.

To start, create a 3D model by importing a 2D drawing into SketchUp and build up its elements. Then model the base (walls and slabs) using basic figures, continuing with windows, doors, and stairs.

There is a huge library of items already created within the program, especially furniture. You can use these and download resources for your project, adding context and other urban elements for scale. Integrate textures onto those elements, and manipulate them until you reach the desired look.

Learn everything you need to create renders of your project and how to save the images in different sizes and formats for different uses.

Transfer those images to create a collage of your project in Adobe Photoshop, applying backgrounds and new textures. See the importance of human scale and vegetation to give life to your composition. Make some final light and saturation adjustments to achieve the effect you want.

Finally, see other ways to represent your architectural projects, in addition to collage. Get strategic advice on how to present your project to a client in order to convey the value and essence of your work, materializing its economic value.

What is this course's project?

Learn the techniques and tools to create two collage-style images of the architectural project: a house located on the beach.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For architects, designers, and creative minds who are looking for new and different techniques.

What you need

Basic knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Photoshop is required, although a brief introduction to those tools will be made. As for materials, you will only need your computer with the aforementioned programs installed: AutoCAD, SketchUp with Vray plugin, and Adobe Photoshop.


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PALMA is a young architecture studio located in Mexico City. It provides integral and individual solutions for architectural problems, based on thorough analysis and design processes that are open to experimentation and exploration.

Their projects include the Pedregal Community Center of San Francisco (first place in an open call); the museography for the “MXCD01-Present” exhibition of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura and “AROS”, a children's play space in the Historic Center of Mexico City (the winning project of the “Urban Toys” contest).


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What is the course about?
  • U2


    • Import 2D drawings to SketchUp
    • Base modeling (walls and slabs)
    • Windows, doors and stairs
    • Kitchen and furniture
    • Set and context
  • U3

    Basic rendering

    • Textures
    • Scene Composition
    • Image generation
  • U4

    Photoshop collage creation

    • Backgrounds and textures
    • Human scales and vegetation
    • Final details
  • U5

    Other representation styles

    • Other graphic representations
    • Recommendations with the client
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Graphic representation of architectural projects

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Architectural Visualization Using Digital Collage. A Design, Architecture, and Spaces course by PALMA Best Seller

Architectural Visualization Using Digital Collage

A course by PALMA
Architects. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined March 2019
  • 99% Positive reviews (1K)
  • 26197 students