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Adobe Photoshop for Architects and Designers


When referring to the software and digital tools architects use on a daily basis, Photoshop usually comes in a close second to the usual choice of CAD and 3D architecture programs. In architecture, Photoshop can be used for all manner of tasks and in many architectural practices is the primary image creating and editing tool. This course will be for architects, engineers, builders, and anyone that uses photos, 2D drawings, and 3D models to communicate their design intentions. This course will consist of two parts:

  • Part 1: Basic Photo Editing with Photoshop: This part will make Photoshop understandable and useable. You won't find a technical explanation of every option for every tool in every situation, but rather a concise explanation of those parts of Photoshop you're most likely to need.
  • Part 2: Photoshop for Architecture: This part will focus on applying Photoshop tools in specific Architectural tasks such as CAD Conversion, Visualization, Floor Plan, Rendering Post Production, Presentation Boards and more. 

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
    • Online: Course access for 12 Months

Our Delivery Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses, The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Part 1: Basic Photo Editing with Photoshop


Getting started with Photoshop

  • Digital images explained
  • Get to know Photoshop


Working with image selections

  • Selection techniques
  • Modifying selections


Working with layers

  • Creating layers
  • Modifying layers
  • Using type layers
  • Using layer effects


Adjusting images

  • Image modes
  • Hue and saturation adjustments
  • Levels adjustments


Retouching images

  • Repairing image defects
  • Removing image areas
  • Painting
  • Using filters


Resizing images

  • Image resolution
  • Image canvas size


Preparing finished images

  • Image for Web use
  • Image for print use
  • Printing images
  • Importing images


Part 2: Photoshop for Architecture 


Architectural Visualisation

Photoshop can be used to create renderings and visualisations from just a SketchUp model through photo montaging or used to provide the final touches to an externally rendered image through a post-production process …very similar to an architecture photographer.

  • CAD to Photoshop (SketchUp, Autodesk, AutoCAD, Solidworks and more)
  • Rendered image post-production
  • Placement of elements and people


Photoshop floor plans, elevations and sections

Adding materials and texture to create depth and interest to 2D drawings is particularly relevant to architecture students producing elevations and sections of their work.

  • Create or enhance your architectural section from 2D drawings
  • Illustrating an Architectural Plan in Photoshop


Architecture presentation boards

Photoshop is an excellent programme for producing architectural boards that aim to communicate design concepts, thought processes and site analysis. Again its layering system provides a very flexible and simple workflow that allows for easy annotation of site maps and photographs.

  • Organize your Architectural Presentation Board
  • Compose your Architectural Presentation Board


    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Adobe Photoshop for Architects and Designers

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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