Designing a kitchen using SketchUp

SketchUp kitchen design

by Design Workshop Sydney

Many of our clients are using SketchUp to design kitchens and bathrooms. In our SketchUp training courses we tailor the material exactly for you so that we cover exactly what you need to create and visualize. To create a kitchen design like the one shown here we would first need the basic room dimensions. These can be added in a... Read more...

Variations in lofted terrain

Autocad 3D terrain variations

by Design Workshop Sydney

In an earlier blog post we showed you how to create Lofted Terrain. In this post we demonstrate some terrain variations on this technique. We cover all these methods in our Autocad 3D training courses. Firstly copy the terrain to one side. Note that if the original splines are too close to each other it can give the appearance of... Read more...

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Autocad 2D for Fire Detection drawings

by Design Workshop Sydney

For Fire Detection and sprinkler systems drawings the best program to use is Autocad 2D. In our customized Autocad 2D training courses we guide the participants step-by-step through the whole process, from setting up a drawing to the printing or PDF export stage. Here’s a summary of the process: first open up Autocad. Then click on the top left Application... Read more...

Lofted Terrain in Autocad 3D

Autocad 3D lofted terrain

by Design Workshop Sydney

Lofted terrain is often used in Autocad 3D when creating architectural models for shadow-mapping. We show you how in our Autocad 3D training courses. First of all go to the top left Application menu (Mac: File) > New drawing and choose your metric template. Double-check the drawing space limits by typing limits into the Command Line, then type 200000, 100000... Read more...

Autocad 2D kitchens and bathrooms

Autocad 2D for kitchens and bathrooms

by Design Workshop Sydney

Autocad 2D is often used to create floor-plans and elevations for kitchens and bathrooms. We show you how to quickly and easily create these drawings in our Autocad 2D training courses. A summary of the process is given below. To begin we go the top left Application menu (Mac: File) and choose a metric template. We have covered templates in... Read more...

human head and brain infographic

Photoshop infographics

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As well as adjusting photographs, Adobe Photoshop can also be used when creating infographics for presentations or social media. In our Photoshop training courses we demonstrate a quick and easy method using a few of Photoshop’s simple tools. First of all we conduct an image search using the Google search engine: here I typed in human head silhouette, and several... Read more...

Indesign flyer template

by Design Workshop Sydney

The most efficient way of working with Adobe programs is to use templates. This is especially true of Adobe Indesign, whether you’re creating brochures, newsletters or flyers. In our Indesign training courses we show you how to create Indesign flyer templates from the initial setup to print stages. To create a template design like the flyer like the one shown... Read more...

Illustrator Pathfinder creating complex shapes

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Adobe Illustrator is by far the best program for creating vector artwork, especially when it comes to creating complex shapes. We use Illustrator‘s set of Pathfinder tools. We show you how to utilize these to their fullest extent in all of our Adobe training courses. To create the complex shapes shown here we first have to create a new document... Read more...

Photo-realistic rendering SketchUp

by Design Workshop Sydney

Creating Photo-realistic rendering SketchUp is not native to the program, and has to be done using a plug-in application. There are several plug-ins (or add-ons) available for the purpose, and we discuss a few of them in this blog post. Rendering is also a topic we look at in all SketchUp training courses. The first thing to keep in mind... Read more...