Course Description

'SKETCHUP + PHOTOSHOP' is a perfect combination of programs for architects and architects-designers.

Under the guidance of the lecturer, Sofia Wolfson, you will create a project of a real country house.

The course includes learning basic skills of SketchUp, implementing the knowledge in modular design of the house – from its projection to interiors visualization and lightning scenarios. You will also get learn how to work with projection collage methods in Photoshop.

What you get from the course?
  • Learn to efficiently use the basic SketchUp functions, upload and download additional extensions of the program;
  • Get more information about how to connect SketchUp to the global geodatabase, and upload designer furnishing from an online library;
  • Implement knowledge in exterior and interior of the existing modular low-rise Dubldom building project;
  • Examine the methods of collage presentation and projections design in Photoshop;
  • Get the ready solutions and recommendation to visualize and present future projects.
Sofia Wolfson

An architect and a practiced SketchUp lecturer for both Russian and foreign students. Sofia has experience of working in the Czech branch of the Chapman Taylor – the international ream of architects. Sofia also holds international certificates: ESSE (the architecture school in Prague, Czech Republic) and INNES (Vienna, Austria).

Course Program
  • Module 1: Introduction to SketchUp

    1.1. SketchUp and its scope of application

    1.2. SketchUp customization for Windows

    1.3. SketchUp customization for Mac

    1.4. Main modeling principles: Large Tool Set and keyboard shortcuts

    1.5. Copies and duplications

    1.6. Groups and components

    1.7. SketchUp Solid Tool

    1.8. Assignment №1

    1.9. Saving the results

  • Module 2: Groups, Components, and Scaling

    2.1. Assignment №1 check.

    2.2. Groups and components, their differences and advantages

    2.3. Outliner

    2.4. Installing additional plugins

    2.5. 1001 bit plagin.

    2.6. Curve maker plagin

    2.7. Assignment №2

  • Module 3: DUBLDOM

    3.1. DUBLDOM. Brief account

    3.2. Plan import and scaling

    3.3. Module support structure. Component creation

    3.4. Component edition to not a standard module

    3.5. Windows openings shaping

  • Module 4: Geo Location and Materials

    4.1. Import of open GPS data from Cadmapper

    4.2. Layers in SketchUp on the example of Cadmapper data

    4.3. Terrain modeling in SketchUp

    4.4. Textures (Windows & Mac)

    4.5. 3D Warehouse – furniture

    4.6. Continuing work with DUBLDOM. External building cladding

    4.7. Internal building cladding

    4.8. Building areas on terrain

    4.9. Interior content

    4.10. Exterior design details

  • Module 5: Orthogonal Projections

    5.1. Views and sections

    5.2. Style settings

    5.3. Scene settings – plan, sections, sweep, facade, interior

    5.4. Renderings creation

    5.5. Placing drawings in LayOut

    5.6. View modes in Photoshop

  • Module 6: Photoshop

    6.1. Interface in Photoshop

    6.2. Files downloads

    6.3. Layers

    6.4. Masks

    6.5. Brush tools

    6.6. Sweep design

    6.7. Facade design

    6.8. Interior design

    6.9. Exterior design

    6.10. Changes Upload

  • Module 7: Results Finalizing

    7.1. Designs finalizing in LayOut

    7.2. Link between SketchUp and other programs

    7.3. Summing up and recommendation for future projects

Learning Process
  • Training takes place remotely. Video lessons are available at any time convenient for you. You receive a link to access the first unit and you can view the lessons any number of times and at any convenient time within the duration of the course;
  • You will get access to the course review no later than 9:00 (MSC) on the appointed day of the course start.
  • During the whole term of the course, you receive technical support: notifications, reminders, answers to technical questions, technical assistance.
  • Video tutorials contain practical tasks. Some lessons are available only after completing the practical tasks of the previous lessons;
  • For each lesson of the course, you have the opportunity to consult a teacher on the course feed by attaching a file, a photo or by simply asking a question. Photograph work for assignments and publish them on the feed of the lesson page under the video.
  • Complete assignments at any time convenient for you during the course;
  • The teacher comments on the completed tasks, points out mistakes, approves or asks for work to be resubmitted. Until the teacher accepts a practical task for some lessons, you cannot continue learning in the next block (stop-lessons are marked accordingly). In extremely exceptional cases, the course administrator can grant you access to the block or the whole course after the treatment;
  • You communicate with the teacher all the time; he/she will answer all questions. Do not expect the presence of an online teacher permanently.
  • The teacher has the right not to respond to messages on social networks or through other means of communication, except for a chat on the Artclever platform;
  • After the course of the educational institution-partner Artclever you get an official certificate (with links to all partners).
  • In the near future, courses will have subtitles in Russian and English, and an online chat translator.
  • At the end of the beta testing period, the site will be available in English and in Chinese.
  • You have the opportunity to extend the access to video lessons for 7 days, without communication with the teachers and without the possibility of sending new works.
  • Refund guarantee.
    We guarantee a refund at your request. You can claim a refund within 48 hours of the course beginning. If the course is made by Artclever, you need to submit a request for a refund by writing to If the course is made in conjunction with a partner, you must contact the administration of the partner institution during business hours.
    ATTENTION: the payment system commission is 1 - 5% of the payment amount depending on the method of payment and is not refundable.
Course Price
Choose a preferred learning format
LITE version
4 weeks
62 lessons
  • +2 bonus weeks with feedback
  • Final work review
  • Accompanied learning
  • A certificate of an accomplished course, signed by the course author
Full cost
149 $
FULL version
4 weeks
62 lessons
  • +2 bonus weeks with feedbacks
  • Final work review
  • Accompanied learning
  • A certificate of an accomplished course, signed by the course author
Full cost
249 $
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