Architecture illustrations are the representations, imagination, and conceptualization or abstracts of what we intend to build. As architects, we have to develop our illustration skills, because it becomes the way of communicating our intent to the client or the audience.  And Online tutorials became the way of skill development in a couple of years. Here are some of the best online tutorials for creating architectural illustrations.

Digital illustration of Architectural Projects

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Tutor:  Fernando Neyra Moreta

Level: Beginner

Audio: Spanish (CC-  Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch)

If you want to present your architectural projects with a certain level of creative and artistic illustrations, architect and illustrator Fernando Neyra is the most suited person to guide you, through a technique that has been chosen by clients such as Gehl Architects, Aeroméxico, and Studio Precht, to give visual panache to their projects. You will learn to generate an illustrated presentation of an architectural project, focusing on 2 aspects: axonometric and pedestrian, to enable you to communicate the idea behind an architectural project, with a more artistic approach. The course includes modeling in Sketchup, rendering in Vray or Lumion, and filtering and altering the entire composition in Photoshop.

Presentation technique for Architectural Projects

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Tutor: Dx Arquitectos, Architects

Level: Beginner

Audio: Spanish (CC-  Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch)

Sergio Hidalgo and Germán Rodríguez, from DX Architects, are experts in combining the best of analog and digital techniques to create unique visualizations that explore new textures, contexts, and spaces. In this course, you will learn how to combine different techniques to capture your ideas as an architect, creating a sheet with Adobe Photoshop for the presentation of an architectural draft. Go through all the stages of the process, starting from the sketch and models to the 3D visualization. You will be able to reach another level in the visualization of your projects by combining freehand drawing, photography, digital editing, and composition techniques.

Artistic Architectural Sketching with Procreate

Best Online Tutorials for Creating Architectural Illustrations
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Tutor:  Ehab Alhariri

Level: Beginner

Audio: English (CC-  Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch)

In this digital era, learning digital tools for nearly everything has become crucial. Hence, to digitize your architectural drawings and create your unique illustrations and renders, you can seek this course. In this course, Ehab teaches you his process for creating seamless architectural illustrations. Discover how to use the latest software to design, illustrate, and finalize visually striking architectural sketches with the dynamic and easy-to-use digital tools in Procreate.

Concept sketching for Architecture and Design

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Tutor: Timo Muller

Level: Beginner

Audio: English (CC-  Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch)

Creating an architectural concept sketch should be an experience of discovery for the viewer. Industrial designer and illustrator Timo Muller combines digital tools with the organic aspects of analog techniques to create a space that is captivating and visually striking. In this course, you will learn how to create a concept sketch that visually communicates the essence of the design of an architectural space. Discover how to bring an illustration to life by adding details, color, light, and shadow using both digital and analog mediums.

Architectural Illustration: Humanize the Design of a Space

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Tutor: Marcelo Marttins

Level: Beginner

Audio: Portuguese (CC-  Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch)

This course aims at capturing the essence of space through humanized drawing by creating architectural illustrations by hand. You will learn to do architectural illustrations by hand without digital tools. For Marcelo, drawing has the power to transform his hand into the ultimate tool for graphic illustration. In this course, you will learn how to create architectural illustrations entirely by hand. Marcelo shows you how to humanize a space by adding a touch of personality to your architectural project to give it a unique look. The course covers the basics of sketching, sketching vegetation and human figures, application of colors and shadows in architectural drawings, and skills of presenting to the client.

Post-production of Architectural plans in Photoshop

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Tutor: Marcelo Marttins

Level: Beginner

Audio: Spanish (CC- Spanish,  Portuguese, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch)

This course guides you through her method for creating an eye-catching composition that combines nature and architecture in one expressive graphic piece. In this course, learn to represent the different scales of an architectural project artistically and originally through postproduction in Adobe Photoshop. You will learn some key concepts and ideas for creating a high-quality graphic piece, such as the basic elements of an architectural plan, the color palette, and the 2D floor plan analysis. The course helps to find out how to search for inspiration by creating a mood board to pinpoint the look and feel of the project. You shall learn how to compose the site plan of a house by working on the landscape with more intricate techniques and editing an architectural floor plan.

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