Tutorial Quick Sketch Technique by Allan Macdonald

Although we all like to see and admire well crafted illustrations, as a professional designer you will find that these constitute a small percentage of the work you will produce. As a designer your job is to create many and varied ideas in a short space of time, and to do so in a way that others can see and understand your thinking. A good sketching technique can fulfil both of these. When practicing to sketch it can be very hard at first to know when to stop, and subsequently every drawing...

Quick Sketch Tutorial by John Frye

White Car With Highlight

I start out with an 8.5x11 piece of cover stock weight takes marker well and holds up to abuse over time recycled style paper. I buy this in large packages at the office paper supply store much cheaper than getting a similar paper at an art store . The paper here is Neneh brand Desert Storm. I start out with an erasable blue or regular lead pencil and quickly put the idea down on paper, simultaneously considering the product I am designing, the purpose, it's buyer, current trends, future...

Tutorial Rendering in Photoshop by Cor Steenstra

How Make Space Matter Photoshop

During sketch development I find that I understand what I would like to 'sculpture' in my design from the section lines I draw as a base, as well as from 'leaving out' areas. However, if you want this to come across to the people making the decisions, you need something that stands out and jumps off the wall in a presentation. Traditionally I would create presentation sketches by using the base sketch as an underlay, over which I would then draw the clean lines, and would put some marker and...

Rendering Tutorial Photoshop Alloy Wheel by Allan Macdonald

Alloy Wheel Tutorial

In a modern design studio the ability to use Photoshop, or indeed any PC or Macintosh based image-editing and rendering package, can lead to faster and more consistent work on a great variety of levels. Tie this with Alias 3D and PowerPoint skills and you become a more employable designer. This tutorial will guide you through a method you can use to design render alloy wheels using Adobe Photoshop, and is intended for those with a reasonable understanding of working in Photoshop. This 2D...

Tutorial Fullsize side view rendering in Photoshop by Harald Belker

Car Rendering Side View

A fully rendered side view of a design is still key for showing off your design and perhaps having it selected to become the project winner and turned into a full size model. With today's large-size printers, no one should have to go through the pain of producing a full-size, tape rendering, with all the masking and paint spraying. A scanned line drawing of your design is all you need to render your car in Photoshop, and make it look like the real thing. Print it large, hang it up on the wall,...

Tutorial Rendering with Marker and Airmarker by Wayne Westerman Introduction

Car Marker Renderings

As a designer in the auto industry the majority of my time is spent creating and communicating innovative design ideas for the vehicles you might be driving in 3 to 5 years time. The spectrum of ideas ranges from the sculptural development of completely new exterior form languages through to technical solutions for cup holders. Unlike engineering there are no set formula to solve any of these design conundrums it simply comes down to creativity and problem solving. Most designers have their own...

Point Perspective

Two Point Perspective Car

VANISHING POINTS CONVERGENCE LINES HORIZON LINE When I begin a sketching program I almost always start by drawing only in side views. The point of early sketch work is for the designer to 'find' many ideas in a short space of time. By sketching in side view and usually reasonably small I can generate many pages of ideas very quickly. This is mostly down to the fact that you need to think about perspective very little, and can therefore concentrate on thinking about ideas. Almost the only...