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The Architect – Who Are You?

The Architect – Who Are You?

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Videos | One Comment

Craig is a rising young architect at a prominent Boston firm. For days, he has been having visions of his head of a building- a building he strongly feels he was born to design. When his firm catches wind of a design competition for a landmark mixed-use residential and office tower, he is commissioned to […]

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 | 4 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 […]

AutoSave For Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, and CS6

AutoSave For Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, and CS6

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Adobe Photoshop | 9 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 and so happened to be an architect, watch this video on how to write like an architect by Kung Fu Architect, article found in Architecture My Ninja Please blog. What’s up with all the oriental names? Food for thought: Someone […]

How to Array or Duplicate Objects in SketchUp

How to Array or Duplicate Objects in SketchUp

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Architecture Tutorials | 5 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. […]

Building a Computer for 3D Rendering

Building a Computer for 3D Rendering

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Architecture Tutorials | 52 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 […]

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 | 10 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 […]

Common Mistake To Avoid When Composing Eye Level Street Perspectives

Common Mistake To Avoid When Composing Eye Level Street Perspectives

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Adobe Photoshop | 3 Comments

Besides line weight mistakes in a presentation boards, the other most common mistake would be the perspective view. Having said that most of us make simple mistake in our perspective view, include below is one good example of a bad perspective view with errors. What is the mistake? Do figure it out before scrolling down […]

Adobe Photoshop Image Masking Online Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop Image Masking Online Tutorial

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in Adobe Photoshop | 8 Comments

When it comes to presentation, inserting raster images of human and trees gives it an overall feeling of liveliness. The whole idea is to counter the mono tone feeling of line drawings, especially when it comes to presenting your work to someone who is not in the architecture line of field. I have included a […]

AutoCAD PostScript EPS – Plotting to Scale with Virtual Printer [ Tutorial ]

AutoCAD PostScript EPS – Plotting to Scale with Virtual Printer [ Tutorial ]

Posted by Ngan Tengyuen in AutoCAD | 5 Comments

One of the most common questions asked by architecture students during their early years when they are composing their boards is “How to plot AutoCAD drawings to scale into Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator?” This tutorial would be great for beginners. The best method is none other than to create a Virtual Plotter, with a virtual […]