I will admit, it has been a while since I have been able to post anything new. Granted, I was a little distracted with a few happenings this summer... and now that the wedding is over and I am finally settling into life in Colorado, I have some time to focus back on my blog!
Thought I would start with something new that I have always wanted to play with but never had the "time": photography + photoshop. Most of the images on my "Photography" page have had no editing (besides maybe cropping), so I wanted to explore what options Photoshop has for editing pictures.
Last weekend, I hiked Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado, and captured some pretty neat moments. I decided I would play with a few of the images in Photoshop today. The top image on the left is an original, followed by editing using selective color (to brighten and bring more color in), and finally the below image uses a Cutout filter. Overall, I had a lot of fun, but realize there is a lot to learn still. My hope is to read more about using Photoshop to edit pictures and see what adjustments are best to use. More importantly, I want to continue learning about my Nikon camera in order to become familiar with different settings and techniques to make the original image the best it can possibly be.
(You can see more images from my hiking trip on my Photography page)
Unit 3 focused on the differences between 'Families' and 'Types' along with how to edit/modify 'Families.' Through the readings and the exercise I am starting to see Revit demands much more technical knowledge to create a successful project than CAD does. There are a lot more things you can 'fake' in CAD that in Revit require detailed examination and explanation. Revit forces you to think and design in a more professional manner.The exercise also taught me how to create a wall sweep and reveal, along with splitting the exterior wall to create a new wall component. The purpose of this was to learn how to modify a wall that belongs to a system family. I then learned how to modify and save a window type that is part of an external (or hosted) family.
Moved onto Unit 2 today. The exercise walked me through morphing the last home into this two-story building with an upper deck area and a curtain wall. I am learning more how to navigate through the toolbars as well as how to use the sketch interface. Also learned how to make section elevations today!
It has been hard to not resort to typing CAD commands, but I have enjoyed exploring the different tools and properties. There is so much this program can do it is hard to not be slightly overwhelmed at first.