Learn to use Photoshop to create texture maps to use in your architectural visualisations, interior designs and similar projects.
Using the right texture maps in your projects shows your work in the best possible light.
This course teaches the use of Photoshop’s features and commands specific to texture-creation. You’ll create texture examples which can be translated into multiple areas of work. To see some examples of the types of textures you’ll learn to create, and visualisations showing how they can be applied, see Samples.
Photoshop textures for 3D visualisations training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. We can provide your training in-class at one of our centres, at your venue, or online.
Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.
Been furloughed? You can still participate in training without this affecting your furloughed status, as confirmed on gov.uk.
In-class or online
In-class courses are now available to book again. We’re taking comprehensive measures to ensure your health and well-being – fewer people in-class, you won’t sit next to another person, comprehensive cleaning. To read more, see Covid-19 measures.
You can participate in this course online, from your place of work or home, at a discounted price. To read about how this works, see Live online training.
Accredited Photoshop training
Armada is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre (AATC), accredited by Adobe to provide Photoshop training.
Photoshop textures for 3D visualisations courses are hosted by Rod Cleasby, an expert in the production of photo-realistic visualisations and rendered images
Training guide and certificate
Because of the flexible ‘workshop approach’ adopted with this course, delegates take their own notes on the topics covered, rather than work through a set training guide.
Delegates receive an e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited Photoshop training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.
After course support
Following SketchUp training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.
No prior Photoshop knowledge is required. You just need a good working knowledge of your operating system – Windows or iOS.
Training can be based on any recent version of Photoshop to suit you, running on Windows or Mac.
Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.
As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.
Payment for Photoshop training can be made bank transfer or card.
We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.
If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.
For further details, see training course payment options.
Cancellations and postponements
If an on-request Photoshop textures for 3D visualisations course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.
If an on-request Photoshop textures for 3D visualisations course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.
Terms and conditions
Rod has over 25 years’ experience working as a designer, visualisation expert and artist. His specialist areas include architecture, interior design and the production of photorealistic 3d virtual environments.
AutoCAD, 3ds Max and SketchUp have been the mainstay of Rod’s professional work for 20 years. He is also an expert in various related tools and technologies, including Photoshop, and he has expert knowledge of a wide range of renderers, including V-Ray, ART, Arnold and LightUp.
Rod has extensive experience training experience. He has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster on their Computer Visualisation course, and he is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor.
Away from his professional work, Rod is an accomplished artist and musician, and a prolific writer of novels, novella, poetry and prose.
Here are some examples of the types of textures you’ll learn to produce in this course:
And here’s how your interior design visualisations will look with textures such as these are incorporated:
What is a 3D texture?
What are the most popular file formats?
What are the most useful textures for 3D?
Understanding UVW mapping
Useful Photoshop tools
Other Photoshop plugins
Photoshop Filters that help
Adding or removing perspective
Editing phone camera pictures
Editing DSLR camera pictures
What is 8 bit or 16 bit?
Time investments and benefits
Textures for SketchUp
Textures for 3ds Max
Textures for V-Ray
Best use of Computer memory
Creating a digital texture resource
Editing techniques for Photoshop
Textures vs bitmaps
What makes a good texture?
Where to find textures
How to edit textures
Limits to graphics and bitmaps
Techniques for LARGE areas
Exporting 2D images
Saving Alpha channels
Using Alpha channels
Shadows or not?
Do’s and Don’ts
Quality benefits vs size
Live online training
Live online training lets you participate in a real Photoshop course from your place of work or home.
We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:
- See and hear our trainer, and see the other delegates participating in the Photoshop training…
- Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
- Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to control it to demonstrate something.
We endeavour to provide you with the best online training experience…
- Online Photoshop textures for 3D visualisations courses are presented by Adobe Certified Instructors, following the same syllabus as our classroom-based courses.
- You receive comprehensive training materials.
- Your training is hands-on. You carry out assisted exercises using Photoshop.
- If you don’t have access to Photoshop software, we’ll send you a link to fully-functional trial software that you can download and install.
- You’re entitled to 30 days’ email support from your trainer.
When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time.
All you need is an internet-connected computer and a webcam – see Hardware recommendations for live online training. The setup is simple, but if there’s anything you’re not sure about we’re here to help.
For a limited time, we’re offering discounts for bookings on live online courses.