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The Correct Graphic Cards for AutoDesk 3D Renderings and Cloud Computing Render Farm

The Correct Graphic Cards for AutoDesk 3D Renderings and Cloud Computing Render Farm

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in AutoCAD | No Comments

When it comes to 3D rendering, the most expensive graphic card one can buy from a shop is not always the best graphic card. Not many people knows that graphic cards are divided into 2 categories – Gaming and Workstation. Having said that, Nvidia’s GeForce and AMD’s Radeon are build for games, it can be […]

Photoshop Tutorial – Transform a Photo into an Architect’s Blueprint Drawing

Photoshop Tutorial – Transform a Photo into an Architect’s Blueprint Drawing

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Adobe Photoshop tutorial showing how to transform a photo of a building, car or anything else into an architect’s blueprint drawing. Download these resources for free: Woolkarth-Bold Font (Windows and Mac) Paper texture Water stain brushes Marks & Scratches brushes Recommended for you: Adobe Photoshop Image Masking Online Tutorial 23 Architectural Fonts – Download Free […]





Pen And Pencil Sketches In Photoshop

Pen And Pencil Sketches In Photoshop

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Adobe Photoshop | 4 Comments

While going through some of my files, I stumbled upon 12 textures I created for my final year thesis. These seamless textures has a resolution of 300dpi, I’ve scaled it to work perfectly on any drawings with 300 dpi. Below are 2 examples of what can be done with the use of these textures, click […]

Find source of an image, name of building, architects that designed it and etc

Find source of an image, name of building, architects that designed it and etc

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Architecture Tutorials | No Comments

You’ve probably copied and saved tons of images from the internet without labeling the source or rename the file according to the name of the building. Trouble begins when you want use the image as a reference for your report. How do you find the name of the architecture? The source and the architect behind […]

AutoSave For Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, and CS6

AutoSave For Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, and CS6

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Adobe Photoshop | 8 Comments

Auto save in Photoshop? Imagine hours and hours of hard work lost due to a sudden power-lost or bad programming (bug) causes Adobe Photoshop to crash. Everyone been through this nightmare, unless you’re old school with a T-Square and a drafting table. Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Below THe AutoSave feature is not available in Adobe […]

Learn How to Write Like an Architect

Learn How to Write Like an Architect

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Architecture Tutorials | 2 Comments

Truth is, my handwriting is horrible. If you happened to have shitty handwriting like mine, watch this video on how to write like an architect by Kung Fu Architect, article found in Architecture My Ninja Please. What’s up with all the oriental names? Food for thought: Someone named Li Chieh, in 1103, wrote a book […]

How to Array or Duplicate Objects in SketchUp

How to Array or Duplicate Objects in SketchUp

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Architecture Tutorials | 4 Comments

I have come to realize that first time user of SketchUp tend to ask me the same question – How to Array in SketchUp? Repeating an object in SketchUp is easy, the tutorial below is just one of the many methods, for soon to be SketchUp users, here is the answer: 1. Select the object. […]

Using Google Architecturally

Using Google Architecturally

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Architecture Tutorials | 4 Comments

1. Google Search Google now searches Microsoft Office, PostScript, Corel WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, and others. The new file types will simply appear in Google search results whenever they are relevant to the user query. For example, if you’re looking for the Door Detailing in AutoCAD DWG format, key in door detail filetype:dwg The image above […]

Building a Computer for 3D Rendering

Building a Computer for 3D Rendering

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Architecture Tutorials | 44 Comments

Update: Personally, I believe building a super fast computer for rendering is outdated. Today’s computing power is more than enough to render a really good rendering. Think about it, if 3D artists are able to create awesome realistic 3D rendering 10 years ago, what about today’s computing powers at your disposable? I prefer buying a […]

Creating Seamless Textures

Creating Seamless Textures

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Adobe Photoshop | 2 Comments

Creating your own seamless texture is a simple process. It requires only a few simple steps to follow. First take a picture of the texture you wanted, then crop the image to an acceptable size. The image below is 450px by 450px. Right click and save it to your comp for the step by step […]

Colour Scheme and Digital Printing Guide

Colour Scheme and Digital Printing Guide

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Architecture Tutorials | One Comment

Q: What type of file format should I use? Jpeg or Tif? A: The best file format would be tif, file format like jpeg compress the picture’s color and pixel resolution and this can cause color shifts and blurriness. Unlike the format tif, it preserve the color and sharpness of your pictures by not compressing […]

Download AutoDesk AutoCAD 2015 – Free 3 Years License Key For Students

Download AutoDesk AutoCAD 2015 – Free 3 Years License Key For Students

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in AutoCAD | 2 Comments

First sign of this new AutoCAD world is a different the icon. AutoCAD 2015 introduces a new version of the .dwg file format and a “shape engine” (geometry core) shared with Revit and Inventor. The interface is more or less the same, with a little bit of enhancement, the most obvious changes would be the […]

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture Desktop Napkin Freehand Sketch

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture Desktop Napkin Freehand Sketch

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in AutoCAD | 4 Comments

Architecture Desktop has this unique feature called “Napkin”, now forget about SketchUp and other computer software that promise you the freehand feeling. It gives the user the ability to produce a sketch version of the drawing, loosing the “cast in stone” look. The Napkin Sketch feature works by tracing the selected object with multiple lines […]

Digital Marker Colouring

Digital Marker Colouring

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Adobe Photoshop | 4 Comments

Markers are a great tool to enhance one’s sketches, professionals use markers to create quick and yet impressive sketches. They are faster and more convenient that any other medium, they dry quickly and work well on almost any surface. Having said that marker produces quick and impressive sketches. There are many books that teaches the […]