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Digital Art: architectural visualisation


This module aims to help support interior firms, realty, architectural companies, artists, planners and also student enthusiasts who would want to add this crucial skillset to their current portfolio and arsenal. Architectural visualisation is usage of photos, stock, renders and textures to create convincing scenes of malls, concepts, homes, exteriors and many more. This module also address lighting, change of day to night, special effects and of course, placement of figures and people. This module is more for practical and modern usage of matte painting and how it can help previs and visualisation projects.

visualisation samples









Recommended for Ages:


Class size: 



5 Sessions/Topic at 120 mins per week

Lesson Fees:


(All materials are provided)

Meet the Instructor

jimmy ling

ba. in entertainment design 2d

AA. in illustration

aspen university, academy of art university

winner of 2017 wacom master artist

Jim aka Dreadjim sparked off with a diploma in Digital Media Design and started off an art director in the advertising industry for a year at TNBT, then moved on to freelancing for various small and big names since 10 years ago.​

Course Summary:​​

  • Concept development stage - Students will start ideation of their dream location, imaginary or inspired by real world. Students will use either renders, stock photos or other resources for conversion later on.

  • Compositing processes– Students will use a series of references to help aid their projects, from their thumbnails, and proceed to composite the scene with all needful elements by learning the right tools to do so productively.

  • Populating stage- Students will learn access of several resources of both human cutouts, 3d renders, textures that are safe to use, and composite human interaction within the scenes. They will learn about perspective if they do not have strong knowledge in it, and will enhance their knowledge if they do.

  • Painting and Finish- Students now have the mix of ingredients, and will now paint as well as use a myriad of tools and brush modes, followed by normal painting to flesh out the entire concept and finalize. Students will learn actual real world lighting, how colors are perceived as well as many useful and essential knowledge like color adjustments and achieve a greater grasp of painting skills in general.

  • Conversion of Day/Night Cycles- Students will also learn how to convert day to night and vice versa cycles and how to effectively use lighting plans and other filters to create effective scenes where focal points are further discussed.


Interest in arts, upgrade in skillset, enhancement to Image Editing.

Basic drawing skill is recommended. Digital Imaging skill is highly recommended.


You would benefit from this course if:


  • You want to learn about composition knowledge for scene creation.

  • You want to learn how to finish up loose sketches into presentable art

  • You want to learn how to finish a concept into a complete artwork

  • You want to develop your visual "eye" contrast and details

  • You have a keen interest in arts and you think that you want to nurture this creative side of yours

  • You intend to study further in this area

  • Start Thinking like a Director

  • Core mastery of skill-sets to create scenes from imagination

  • Knowledge of important core concepts that is essential to mattepainting

  • Learn all the intricate points of visualisation which is very helpful to Interior and Architectural developers

  • Practical skills and knowledge that is the precursor and core of some universities on said subject

  • Basic skills in creating scenes with characters in any environment in Photoshop

  • Knowledge of the illusion of depth and how to apply them in environments

  • Composition, Lighting and Perspective techniques that is used in many other various art/art-related forms

  • Semi - professional to professional level kind of knowledge, presentation and skills in this industry

  • To achieve greater 2D art skills and proficiency in Photoshop

  • Great advantage and edge over other students competing to get into animation/media/games/film/visual effects schools

Sample Artwork

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