Photoshop Tutorial: Pimp 3D Architecture Rendering with Textures, Billboard Trees and People


Sometimes, we don’t have time to produce a realistic architectural Illustration and all its effects completely in the 3D environment, therefore I often use Adobe Photoshop in the post process to add some effects.

For this tutorial I want to start with a rendering I created in Lumion 3.0, but at the end it does not really matter which animation or rendering software you use, because I want to show you my step-by-step post processing approach of an architectural illustration in Photoshop. (more…)

4 People Crowd Silhouettes for Architectural Illustration – Free Download


Here you have the possibility to download your free copy of four cutout crowd silhouettes: (more…)

Cutout Architecture Tree for Free Download


Cutout trees are used in many architecture illustrations. Often times they based on tree photos, taken on a sunny summer day, which are masked afterwards with the help of Photoshop etc. But for architectural visualization it is also very interesting to use tree silhouettes that show trees without foliage.

You can download three of these architecture tree silhouettes for free here: (more…)

Photoshop Tutorial: How to create a perfect Cutout Tree via Color Range


Cutout trees are necessary for nearly every outdoor architectural scenery. They bring live to your architectural visualization and support the viewer to get a feeling of the building proportion or scale. This tutorials will show you how to create a perfect cutout tree in Photoshop.


Autodesk Homestyler – internet based planning software

Autodesk offers whith the fresh new “Homestyler” an interesting internet based planner tool for architects and hobby planner.

Especially for newbies without experience in CAD it is a good chance to easily create some drawings. Nevertheless this tool will not replace a classic CAD tool, but it is worth a look.