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How to Create an Architectural Drawing From a Photo

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This post is part of a series called Adobe Photoshop in 60 Seconds.
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What You'll Be Creating

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Architectural Drawing

Architects are highly skilled professionals who create extraordinary technical drawings of buildings and interior designs. And you can achieve that same professional blueprint look with a Photoshop Action. Browse the massive selection of Photoshop Actions from GraphicRiver to transform your photos instantly. 

For example, here are the best Photoshop actions for automatically creating a drawing from a photo:

Check out how to create a cool technical drawing in the quick video below, and download the Architectum Sketch Tools Photoshop Action featured in the video.

How to Create an Architectural Drawing in Photoshop

Open your photo into Photoshop. Here I'll be using this interior design stock from Pixabay.

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Interior Stock via Pixabay.

Then go to Window > Actions and select the Load Actions option to load the action you desire.

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Read any instructions thoroughly before applying the effect. Create a New Layer and use the Brush Tool (B) to brush over the areas you would like to concentrate the drawing. Then press Play.

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Depending on how intricate the action is, it may take a few minutes to fully load. When you're finished, keep the result as is or continue modifying the effect by playing additional actions.

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Here is the final result:

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Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!

A Bit More Detail

Learn more from our Photoshop experts. Check out the following tutorials below:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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