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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
For a hundred years, pencil, pen, markers, and watercolor have been the
principal tools of representation for landscape architects and urban planners.
Today, those hand-powered aids have been replaced by computers and
Computer-aided design (CAD). Digital Drawing for Landscape Architects bridges
the gap between the traditional analog and the new digital tools and shows you
how to apply timeless concepts of representation to enhance your design work in
Building on the tried-and-true principles of analog representation, Digital
Drawing for Landscape Architecture explores specific techniques for creating
landscape design digitally. It explains the similarities and differences
between analog and digital rendering, and then walks you through the steps of
creating digitally rendered plans, perspectives, and diagrams. You’ll explore:
Computing Basics Raster and vector images Setting up the document Base imagery
and scaling Hand-drawn linework and diagrams Text, leaders, and page layout
Color, shading, and textures Creating a section elevation Perspective drawing
Techniques for using the newest versions of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and
Acrobat as well as older versions
With more than 500 full-color drawings and photographs alongside proven
techniques, Digital Drawing for Landscape Architects will help you enhance your
skills though a unique marriage of contemporary methods with traditional