Rendering AutoCAD Drawings in Photoshop
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Rendering AutoCAD Drawings in Photoshop

Learn how to colorize any AutoCAD drawings inside Adobe Photoshop step-by-step with this easy-to-follow course.
4.3 (56 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
4,514 students enrolled
Created by Youssef Zidan
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 21 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn how to Render any AutoCAD drawing inside Photoshop
  • You should have basic knowledge about AutoCAD
  • You should have basic knowledge about Adobe Photoshop
  • You should have Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk AutoCAD installed on your PC
  • I will be using Photoshop CC and AutoCAD 2017 but any earlier version will be OK.

Welcome to Rendering AutoCAD Drawings in Photoshop.

Where you will learn how to convert a CAD floor plan into a beautiful colored one.  

My name is Youssef Zidan, Graphic designer and I will be leading you through the course,  

I graduated from Faculty of Fine arts as an Interior Designer but soon transitioned to Graphic Design where I found my passion.  

I worked as a Graphic Designer for more than 5 Years, then I started teaching in local institutes, after that I thought it will be great to share my knowledge online, Where I found my second passion which is Teaching.  

I designed this course to teach you how to convert a CAD floor plan drawing to a beautiful colored layout.  

By the end of the course you will be able to render ANY kind of CAD drawings not just floor plans.  

We will start our journey in AutoCAD, I will teach you how to export your drawing with the right scale and extension in order to open it inside Photoshop, where the fun begins.  

We will start by learning the tools and options we are going to use, then we will learn some useful techniques like how to make a seamless pattern, using gradients, blending modes and much more, after that we will use what we have learned to make our final Design.  

The ideal students for this course are Graphic Designers who wants to learn a new skill, or of course Interior Designers and Architects.  

You need to have a light background in Photoshop, if you have a background in AutoCAD that will be great but not necessary, because in our course we will be focusing inside Photoshop.  

i will be using Adobe Photoshop CC and AutoCAD 2017 yet, any closer version for both Software are OK.

Feel free to watch the free lectures, and I will look forward to see you inside.  

Who this course is for:
  • Interior Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Architects
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 01:16:29
+ Preparing The AutoCAD File
3 lectures 05:28

Filling any Gaps inside AutoCAD.

Preview 01:04

Talking about AutoCAD Unites.

2- AutoCAD Unites

Plotting out Plan to a PDF file to import it inside Photoshop.

3- Plot
+ Working Inside Photoshop
22 lectures 01:07:59

Importing the PDF file inside Photoshop with correct options.

1- Importing the PDF file

Talking about the Three main Options we're going to use during this course.

Preview 01:01

Talking about the Selection Tool we're going to use.

3- Selection Tool

Coloring by Solid Color Option and understanding the Layer Mask.

4- Solid Color

Some tips to easily adjust your work.

5- Easy Modifications

Discussing the Pattern.

6- Pattern

How to make a custom Pattern.

7- Making a Custom Pattern

Making a Complicated Pattern.

Preview 02:39

Another example of how you can fix a complicated pattern.

9- Fixing a Complicated Pattern

Back to our Floor Plan and give it some Textures. 

10- Rendering Textures

Fixing some issues manually using the subtract options.

11- Fixing Issues Manually

Talking about Gradient.

12- Gradient

Using the Gradient in some Examples.

Preview 03:24

Using Gradient to make reflection effect.

14- Making Reflection with Gradient

Discussing Blending Modes.

15- Blending Modes

Starting giving our plan some depth by Global Shadows.

16- Global Shading

Making the Local Shading in Furniture.

17- Local Shading

Making the Global Highlight.

Preview 02:01

Making the local Highlights

19- Local Highlight

In this video i will show you another technique of making the Depth Effect.

20- Another Depth Effect Technique

Mixing and matching the two depth technique that we've learned.

21- Mixing and Matching

Using images to make the final retouching.

22- Final Retouching
+ GoodBye
1 lecture 01:15

Final Thoughts.

1- Goodbye