Autocad 3D people

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Adding people to your Autocad 3D scene adds a sense of realism, as well a quick impression of human scale. We explain how it works in our Autocad 3D training courses. Firstly, there are two types of people in Autocad 3D models: cutout silhouettes and photos. Go to the Insert menu and choose Attach; then navigate to the location of... Read more...

Autocad 2D absolute coordinates

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Drawing in Autocad 2D using Absolute Coordinates is used in some disciplines, for example Civil RLs which work on a coordinates system. These Relative Levels use a common marker like a Water Table or Sea Level. Absolute coordinates are also used by CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Routers. Parts of an object would be designed on the computer using a CAD/CAM... Read more...

Photoshop High Dynamic Range

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High Dynamic Range (or HDR) refers to images which have a greater range of luminosity than is normally recorded via photography. HDR images attempt to simulate what the human eye perceives. We demonstrate how to achieve various professional photography effects in our Adobe Photoshop training courses. First open an image in Photoshop. The image shown here is Antoni Gaudi’s Church... Read more...

Indesign adding text

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Adding text to documents is crucial when working with Adobe Indesign. We show you the many variations in text editing and formatting in our Adobe Indesign training courses. Basically there are three methods of adding text to a document. You can either type the text manually, copy and paste it from a PDF document, or import the copy from a... Read more...

Illustrator technical drawing part 2

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In the last Illustrator blog post we looked at how to create technical drawings in Adobe Illustrator. We continue this theme by exploring how to make the drawn objects three-dimensional. We show you the whole process in our Adobe Illustrator training courses. To create the hexagonal nut we first need to measure the gap between the top and the bottom... Read more...

SketchUp multiple floors

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In a larger SketchUp building design we need to add multiple floors. This is easily done, and we show you how in all our SketchUp training courses. After the ground floor is completed, we would exit all groups and use the Rectangle tool to create a ceiling/floor for the next level – to do this simply click inside the walls... Read more...

Autocad 3D sunlight

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Creating realistic sunlight shadows could be an important part of the rendering process for some Autocad 3D models, especially those in the architectural or urban planning context. We explore the various settings in our Autocad 3D training courses. When the modeling process is complete we set the camera to a good view of the scene. Next we note the Sun... Read more...

Autocad 2D trim command

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The Trim command in the Autocad 2D interface is a very useful function in the drafting process. We show you how this function operates in our Autocad 2D training courses. First of all we need to create some shapes: select the Rectangle tool from the top Ribbon (PC), or type REC into the bottom Command line. Autocad then asks you... Read more...

Indesign colour bars

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Adding colour bars to an Indesign document can add an extra dimension of interest to the design. We demonstrate how easy this is done in our Adobe Indesign training courses. First of all choose the Rectangle shape tool and click and drag across the bottom of the page, for example. Note the Fill and Stroke colours at the bottom of... Read more...

Photoshop web buttons

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Creating web buttons in Photoshop is easy if you follow just a few simple steps. We show you how to do this in our Adobe Photoshop training courses. First create a new file of dimensions 300 by 100 pixels, with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch, color mode of RGB and Background Contents: Transparent. Hit OK. Next select the... Read more...