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Establishing Professional Practice

By: Sara Burns Level 4 Interior Design

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Establishing Professional Practice 2017 Sara Burns

Saving Work • •

Save work in F:\ drive Don’t save your work on the C:\ or on desktop – it will get deleted

Saving work in folders (Housekeeping)

Snipping tool • •

Use button “Prnt Scrn” and paste into word document Or use snipping tool then paste into word document

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Shortcuts Super-efficient shortcuts: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

CTRL C: copy CTRL V: paste CTRL Z: undo CTRL Y: redo CTRL S: save CTRL X: cut CTRL A: select all CTRL mouse roller: zooms in and out CTRL B: bold CTRL U: underline CTRL I: italics F12: super save as shortcut CTRL F4: close window ALT TAB: selects window ALT TAB into other window and PRNT SCRN then ALT TAB into other window and paste

Photoshop shortcuts: •

CTRL T: transform tool (adjusts shape)

Callouts Callouts are used to annotate copied images/screenshots/snips etc

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IDLE Timer • • •

Stops machine from logging out CTRL ALT DELETE – task manager – processes – IDLE timer – end process Windows D: minimises window

How to access Lynda.com • • •

Go to arts and media site from blackboard Go to Lynda.com Never had an account

Connect2 • •

http://salfordnewadelphi.getconnect2.com/ Gives access to borrowed equipment

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Introduction to Issuu • • •

Issuu.com Use account : http://issuu.com/saraburns3 Go to interior architecture and look at different portfolios – can be used for inspiration

Examples of portfolios:

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How to upload files onto Issuu •

Front cover – JPEG – Notes – PDF

How to use Photoshop • • • • • • • •

Open up “print” – high resolution document – 300 ppi (pixels per inch) Screen resolution – 72 dpi/ppi Super photo quality – 1200 ppi Photo quality – 600 ppi Magazine quality – 300 ppi Newsprint – 150 ppi Screen – 72 ppi Always aim to find high resolution images to use

Finding high resolution images on Google: • • •

Go to google images Choose “tools” “Larger than 4MP”

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Paper sizes • • • • •

A4 – 297 x 210 mm A3 – 297 x 420 mm A2 – 420 x 594 mm A1 – 594 x 841 mm

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Awwwards.com About: • Shows different websites about architecture and design • Allows you to take inspiration from 700+ websites Inspiration: http://www.eginstill.com

http://www.concretebeton.com

http://www.chevalblanc.com

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How to create my own website • • • • • • • • • •

Register through Twitter/Facebook https://www.awwwards.com/sara-burns http://www.wix.com Username: sarakrburns Password: Sarakeith123 Create “other” website Choose a template Go to “blank templates” Choose minimal layout – can change later https://sarakrburns.wixsite.com/sara-k-burns

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EPP WEEK 4 – AutoCAD Software • AutoCAD – vector • AutoCAD 2018 English • ACADISO.dwt - Software helps with drawing plans. Starting point ----! dimensions Shortcuts: • Middle mouse button (MMB) • ESC button – cancel • Command bar – very important bar, tells you everything you’re doing, how many objects you’re selecting etc. (like a help tool, use it whenever you’re stuck/confused) • Press down – pan • Scrolling – zoom in/out How to draw on AutoCAD: - Linetool – point and click, command bar will ask you to specify next point and the dimensions

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× 100 unit box • Linetool 10


• Type 100 in box to get accurate measurement • Selection marquee: make sure no tools are used, click top left and drag over shape for precision and elevation • Always go from left to right! How to download AutoCAD: • Go to autodesk website • Say you’re a student • Receive software for free Additional tips learnt throughout the lesson: • Ortho (F8) locks horizontals and verticals • Object snap tool (osnap) puts lines where you want them – F3 to turn on • Ctrl, right click, osnap settings, select all, take off nearest, press ok

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Floor plan:

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AutoCAD practice – week 5

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AutoCAD week 6 Shortcuts F – Fillet - connects two points for you, joins angles and lines but cannot join if they are past a point of becoming a radius (loses capability) Space bar repeats last order

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Experimenting with window panels:

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AutoCAD week 7 Layering with AutoCAD: • Layering • How to print • Layout space

• Home -! layers • Colour options • Materials • Line type • Lock • Turn on/off – light bulb • The use of different colours show which layers are which, making it more convenient and visually pleasing My house:

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AutoCAD week 8 How to use offset tool: • • • •

Shortcut – O Press enter Specify offset distance Click line and copy + paste where you want each line to be

Mirror tool – “mi” and drag mirrored lines where you want

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How to change circles to diameters: • Click and open circle • Press ‘down’ button and select diameter • Type in measurement and press enter Blocks on AutoCAD: • Group of objects • Making a change to an object will then change all objects as they are a group • Type ‘Wblock’ for menu • Add starting/basis point, select block, click ‘convert to block’, save for reusable purposes • ^ Useful for furniture making • F12 – dynamic input on/off Different tools and their purposes: • Array tool – Makes copies of images, Rectangle, line (straight/curved) • Spline tool – creates curvy line • Add dimensions – lock viewport, click ‘annotate’ and then click the dimension tool • To lock a viewport, right click on box and click ‘display lock’ then select ‘yes’

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Isometric drawings • • • • • • •

Rotate 30 degrees from the normal Consider measurements Snap tool – turn on isometric snap tool Isometric snap tool changes your drawing angle F5 – change angle F8 – orthographic, straight line EL (ellipse)

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3D Geometry

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Sketchup How to create stairs: • • • • • •

Rectangle – 1200 x 260 Use push/pull tool Right click and select ‘component’ Move twice Bottom left, move, ctrl Multi copy --! x 10 enter

For the stairs handles: • • • •

Double click to edit Push/pull the sides Elevate by 900m Use scale tool and then flip

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How to create spiral stairs: Make a polygon – 16 sides Make the radius 1200 Use halfway line, create segment From the centre point, rotate and ctrl centre to bottom left, then click x 15 • Push/pull tool by 160 • Copy x 15 times • Ctrl – multi select • • • •

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X Factor activity: Make sure image is a JPEG Import file – studio plan Give it 2 points – base point Scaling; tape measure tool, find 0, zoom out, pan across, zoom to 100 mark, type 100000 and press enter • Turn offset on • Push/pull to elevate walls • • • •

Projecting textures: line image up with flat face curved – import as texture, scale to fit, right click, projected eye drop from materials then paste onto curved face

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Intersecting shapes and objects on Sketchup

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Sandbox tool How to create grid: • Select grid tool and drag across page to desired grid scale How to insert image onto grid: • • • • •

Import JPEG file Scale Explode Move from the centre axis onto grid Make component

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Use grid elevation tool to create bumps in the grid, which will replicate your desired texture Examples:

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Summative skills audit This module introduced the two vital software’s for interior design: AutoCAD and Sketchup. Since I’m quite new to online software it was a bit difficult for me to learn the dynamics of both AutoCAD and Sketchup but overtime I have developed a decent understanding in the basics and the shortcuts. I prefer Sketchup and often seem to struggle with AutoCAD as it is more advanced software, but I will aim to improve on the two in order to become comfortable using the software’s over the next few years.

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Establishing Professional Practice - Paul Mitchell  
Establishing Professional Practice - Paul Mitchell  

Sara Burns Establishing Professional Practice Level 4 Interior Design

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