MSP 005 : Illustrative Rendering with Jeremy Kay

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Jeremy Kay is an incredible architectural illustrator. His work has been featured on and His design tool of choice?


ubanplazaIn this podcast episode, I talk to him about his workflow, and share some tips on how you can create beautiful renderings using Sketchup and Photoshop.

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In this Episode

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Jeremy’s unique perspective on design is breathtaking, and Sketchup allows him to quickly express his ideas without getting in the way.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create vibrant illustrations using Sketchup, you’ll learn a few tips in this episode that you can immediately use in your next project.

In this episode you’ll learn about

  • The concept of illustrative design
  • How to use Sketchup to compose your 2D illustration
  • Using multiple exported images from Sketchup in the same render
  • Insert detailed vegetation, clouds, and people using Photoshop brushes
  • How Jeremy learned and developed his techniques

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Matt has been creating SketchUp tutorials since 2012. After writing the book SketchUp to LayOut, he conducted the "Intro to LayOut" seminar at the official SketchUp conference in Colorado. Matt writes about how to use SketchUp for design, construction and 3D printing.

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