Adobe Photoshop training
Photoshop textures for 3D visualisations

1 day
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Key details

Key details

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 available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) Photoshop textures for 3D visualisations courses.

We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.

The training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the type of textures you require for your rendered images.

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.

Photoshop version

Training can be based on any recent version of Photoshop to suit you, running on Windows or Mac.


General information

General information

Course times

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.

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.


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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

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainer

Expert trainer

Rod Cleasby

Photoshop trainer Rod Cleasby

Photoshop textures for 3D visualisations courses are hosted by Rod Cleasby.

Rod has over 20 years’ experience in the production of rendered images created using a range of applications including SketchUp and 3ds Max, and a wide range of renderers. He uses Photoshop intensively as part of this work, to touch-up, correct, change and enhance the images.

Away from training and visualisations, Rod is an accomplished artist and musician.



Here are some examples of the types of textures you’ll learn to produce in this course:

Rough wood

Textures for visualisations - rough wood


Textures for visualisations - red brick


Textures for visualisations - leather

And here’s how your interior design visualisations will look with textures such as these are incorporated:

Visualisation - interior design 1

Visualisation - interior design 2

Visualisation - interior design 3

Visualisation - interior design 4




Course content

Course content

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

Mouse control


Adding or removing perspective

Adjusting highlights

Editing phone camera pictures

Editing DSLR camera pictures


Understanding RGB

What is 8 bit or 16 bit?

Time investments and benefits


Textures for SketchUp

Textures for 3ds Max

Textures for V-Ray

Texture limitations


Best use of Computer memory

Creating a digital texture resource

Database benefits


Editing techniques for Photoshop

JPEG compression

Textures vs bitmaps


What makes a good texture?

Where to find textures

How to edit textures

Positioning textures

Limits to graphics and bitmaps


Animation maps

Reflection maps

Cutout maps

Dirt maps

Normal maps

Techniques for LARGE areas


Exporting 2D images

Time savings

Saving Alpha channels

Using Alpha channels


Shadows or not?

Do’s and Don’ts


Quality benefits vs size

Remote training is available for our most popular courses. For a limited time, we’re offering discounts off the usual course price. See Live online training.