Learn to create expressive images of a space by using digital collage
There are several ways to represent an architectural project. The PALMA study through experimentation found in the collage an own and differential style, with powerful evocative images with which they often represent their projects.
In this course you will learn the basics so that you can represent your own architectural project through the technique of digital collage, involving different programs and plugins for modeling and image editing.
About this course
You will start by knowing who PALMA is and how they formed their study. You will know his career and some of the work they have done so far.
You will learn more about the technique of collage, how it has evolved over time and you will discover influential artists within this field.
You will start by understanding how an architectural project works. You will see that there are different paths to represent it.
To start, you will perform a 3D modeling. The first step will be to import 2D drawings into SketchUp to start lifting the elements. The second, start modeling the base (walls and slabs) using basic figures. Then you will continue with windows, doors and stairs.
There is a huge library of predetermined items within the program, especially furniture. You can take advantage and download the resources within your project. You will also add context and urban elements to scale it.
You will start integrating textures into the compositional elements, and manipulate them to give them the desired look.
You will learn everything you need to create the renders of your project and then generate the images in different sizes and formats for different uses.
Then you will move these images to create a collage of your project in Adobe Photoshop, where you can apply backgrounds and new textures. You will see the importance of human scales and vegetation to give life in this type of compositions. Then you will give the final adjustments of light and saturation to your images to achieve a certain effect.
Finally, you will see other ways to represent your architectural projects, in addition to collage. You will also receive strategic advice on how to present your project to a client to convey the value and essence of your work, getting it to materialize in its economic value.
What is this course's project?
You will learn the techniques and tools so you can create two collage-style images of an architectural project: a house located on the beach.
Who is it for?
To architects, designers and creative minds who are looking for new and different graphic representation techniques.
What you need
Basic knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp and Adobe Photoshop is required, although a brief introduction of the different tools to be used will be made. As for materials, you will only need your computer with the aforementioned programs installed.
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PALMA is a young architecture office located in Mexico City. They devise integral and individual solutions to each architectural problem, based on a detailed analysis of the immediate context and through a design process open to experimentation and exploration.
Its projects include the Pedregal Community Center of San Franciso, first place in an open call; the museography for the “MXCD01-Present” exhibition of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura and “AROS”, a play space for girls and boys in the Historic Center of Mexico City, the winning project of the “Urban Toys” contest.