Recently I have started using photoshop for laying out my projects and visuals. I'm a complete novice so my Dad decided to lend a hand by researching some good photoshop tutorials to help with my visuals. They have helped me and hopefully will help some others.
Here is a tutorial on composition for use in Photography, Art and Architecture. It will even include the making of a full scale model or actual tool for practical use in your Architectural studies.
I could'nt have put it together without YouTube so I hope I have kept to the point and that what follows is in some sort of logical order. There are 7 short videos to watch on the internet and that is it. Watch them sometime when you want to relax and enjoy.
1 Google Colorpilot.com - Rules of photo composition. Simply read the first 3 rules of composition and don't mind anything else on this site. Next go to YouTube.
2 On YouTube look up - Everything is connected to the Golden Ratio. Chris MintZBarf. View that and move on to the next one.
3 How to draw Fibonacci Spiral. Go on to the next one and continue to the end of number 8.
4 Composition - The golden Mean (Golden Section) with Ronald Swanwich. When you've done that you are about half way through this tutorial, yeah?
5 Fibonacci Guage: Phi (pronounced Fi) & The Golden Ratio.
(I went onto the website and downloaded the PDF scale drawing with measurements for your full scale model or actual tool. See attachment.)
6 Golden Mean Calipers.
(This shows a precision tool as against a home made one. You could check out an engineering department that might make them as part of their project!)
7 SketchUp - Simple Staircase.
That ends this tutorial. The only thing left to do is actually make the calipers and use it, if only to show people how their hands measure up.