Graphics & Representation


Critical Architecture Pinterest Boards

Critical Architecture boards on Pinterest

more architectural graphics on Pinterest and tumblr

for portfolio, monograph, and brochure layout ideas check out MagSpreads & Magazine Designing


Software & Workflow Tutorials, Guidebooks, etc. (library of software tutorials)

First in Architecture on YouTube

CAD Intentions on YouTube (AutoCAD Tutorials)

AutodeskEd on YouTube (AutoCAD Tutorials)

CADTutor (AutoCAD Tutorials)

SketchUp Learn Center

SketchUp Artists (SketchUp tutorials & Resources)

SketchUcation (SketchUp tutorials & Resources)

SketchUp Sage

SketchUp School on YouTube

Rhinoceros official downloads, see also: learn, support, resources, & rendering


Visualizing Architecture

Visualizing Architecture (post-production rendering tutorials) by Alex Hogrefe

Ronen Bekerman (post-production rendering tutorials)

Flying Architecture

Real FX Digital (Photoshop tutorials) (Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials) (Photoshop, Illustrator, & web design tutorials)

Photoshop Training Channel on YouTube

digitalartsonline (Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials)


Plugins & Extensions

skp extension warehouse

SketchUp Extension Warehouse

SketchUp Tips

Rhinoceros official downloads

Photoshop Plugins

Photoshop Lazy Brush Set by Vesner

Photoshop Optical Flare Brushes from Creative Market

Photoshop Cloud Brushes from Creative Market

Obsidian Dawn (Photoshop Brushes & more)

Light Beams Photoshop Brush Set by redheadstock

Tree Photoshop Brush Set by anaRasha-stock

V-Ray 3d Rendering Software (for SketchUp, Rhino, & more), see also: ChaosGroupTV tutorials on YouTube

Maxwell Render, see also: support & Video Course


2d CAD Blocks, Hatch Patterns, et al.


Knoll Furniture Symbols

Knoll Furniture Planning Ideas Library

Herman Miller Furniture Symbols, see also: Herman Miller Typicals

Herman Miller Design Solutions Library

Kohler Bathroom & Kitchen Fixtures

CBEN (CAD Block Exchange Network)

Autodesk Seek


3d Entourage, Scenery, & Components

3d warehouse

SketchUp 3D Warehouse

Autodesk Seek

Knoll Furniture (for AutoCAD, SketchUp, & Revit)

Knoll Furniture Planning Ideas Library (for AutoCAD, SketchUp, & Revit)

Herman Miller Furniture (for AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, & 3ds Max), see also: Herman Miller Typicals

Herman Miller Design Solutions Library (for AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, & 3ds Max)


Vector Graphics



Raster Entourage & Scenery




Immediate Entourage



Materials & Texture Maps


Knoll Surface Finish Library

Free Stock Textures

Texture Lovers

Plaintextures Textures

Textures Forrest

Texture Mate

Benjamin Moore Color Palettes (for Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, & AutoCAD)

Sherwin-Williams Color Palettes (for Photoshop, SketchUp, AutoCAD, & more)


Color Palettes

Adobe Kuler

Adobe Kuler


color-hex (generate palette from image)



flipping typical

Flipping Typical (font comparison) (free font downloads)


Web Graphics, Digital Presentations, & Websites

issuu (online publishing) and (blogging and basic websites) (CSS & HTML tutorials), see also: Effective Use of Style Sheets


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Updated: September 22, 2014