It is very normal and nature to show off what you do best to your peers, but you probably don't realize you may have scared them away or made they jealous on your achievement. The next level of maturity is to be humble to earn them back, you will know when you are over 70, but it is better if you know now and today before too much damages done. - Mike
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GRAPHIC WORKSHOPS JULY 2014 - LAS VEGAS
Early Bird Special
TIP OF THE WEEK: Inserting Cars in Perspective
Part two of the Revit drawing overlay tip is an example of how to insert cars in perspective using Sketch Up.
Sometimes we find it a challenge to find cars to trace or image of cars from the internet that have the correct viewing angle to match our perspective view. You can use Sketch Up to download actual models of cars and rotate them so they sit accurately into your drawing. Here's how:
Step 1: Isolate your perspective image (as the base) onto its own layer.
Step 2: In Sketch Up, go to the "download models" option and find a car that you would like to insert into your view.
Step 3: While in Sketch Up, rotate your view by using the "orbit" command to align the view in Sketch Up to the view you have set up in Photoshop.
Step 4: After exporting the chosen view orientation in Sketch Up as a 2-D file, bring in the jpeg into your Photoshop file and place the car(s) on it's own layer. Use the "transform" tool to manipulate the cars further to adjust any minor mis-alignments in the view.
Step 5: Since the main entry of the building in this exercise is the main focal point, adjust the opacity of the cars layer so their presence in the drawing doesn't overpower the design of the entry.
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The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso
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