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"If you're an architect looking to get the most out of Photoshop, look no further! Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop is a killer book.George Omura, Author, Mastering AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005Bring Your CAD Drawings to Life Using Artistic Photoshop TechniquesMost architects find that traditional CAD drawings are not the ideal medium for sharing their visions with clients. For an untrained eye, it's difficult to imagine a complex design by simply viewing a line drawing. Fortunately, you can use Adobe Photoshop to enliven CAD drawings and improve graphical communications.Enhancing CAD Drawings with Photoshop is the first book to demonstrate how you can use Photoshop to transform CAD drawings into dynamic, attractive presentational pieces that speak to everyone. First, you'll master the basic Photoshop concepts and tools. Then you delve into sophisticated illustrating and compositing techniques. Practical tutorials lead you step-by-step through each process, and a full-color insert featuring before-and-after images is certain to inspire you with ideas and solutions. While appealing to the artist in you, this unique book will empower you to win bids and wow clients.Inside, you'll learn how to:Plan your work flow to ensure consistent color printingWork in the digital darkroom and hone your retouching skillsExtract entourage objects from photographs and use them in architectural illustrations, renderings, plans, and elevationsEnhance your line drawings with color, pattern, gradient, transparency, and shadowsDress up basic elevations using Photoshop's layer style effects, reflection and refraction, and entourageTransfer 3D objects from Autodesk VIZ into image layers in PhotoshopMake objects look realistic using layers and clipping groupsTransform 3D models into pencil sketches, watercolors, and paintingsShare your digital work with your clients via prints, e-mail, the Web, and slideshowsProtect and catalog your intellectual propertyAuthor Bio: Scott Onstott is a consultant, former university CAD professor, and a long-time Sybex author and technical editor. He has contributed to more than a dozen books on AutoCAD, Photoshop, and VIZ, most recently co-authoring Mastering VIZ 2005. Scott also publishes CAD-related video learning courses, including "Photoshop for Architects."
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