Site Plans are probably one of the most interesting of the plan sets because it shows the relationship that our design has with it's social and geographic context.

Therefore, representing a site plan in a correct way can become crucial in order for our clients or our peers to understand if your project is created in the correct way.

Although you can create site plans in many programs, not all programs were made to create site plans. Or at least not in the most effective way.

Choosing the correct software workflow can also be decisive when creating these plans.

What will I learn?

In this course, you will have access to a step by step process that teaches you to create architectural site plans that can be applied to any kind of architectural projects.

You will learn some essential concepts like color theory, the structure of a site plan and how to apply references to your drawings.

You will also have exclusive access to chapters dedicated to creating your base plan, exporting it, and adding all the important elements for it to fit and succeed in your presentation.

Who is this course for?

This course is specially designed for architects and architecture students that are beginners in creating architectural drawings with softwares like Photoshop and Sketchup.

The course is also focused on creators that are interested in improving their graphic skills and taking it to the next level in order to communicate their ideas better.

Some of the things we will cover

Deconstruct the essential components of a site plan.

This course, like many created at Show it Better, does not only focus on the technical side of educating, but also on all the background and importance behind each image. That is why understanding the site plan is essential to create one.

Create a detailed base plan.

Perhaps one of the main secrets of a successful site plan is a very detailed base plan. Here we will show you how you can do that.

Ambient your site plan with the correct elements.

Just because we have a bunch of top view trees does it mean that we should add them all, No. We will also see what NOT to add into your site plan.

A look into the course

Meet the instructor and what we will teach in the course!


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Bonus Content

  • CAD Blocks for stylizing your plans.
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Photoshop Site Plan Brushes
  • Furniture Images
  • Exterior textures
  • Vegetation Top view PNGs
  • Trees, rocks, plans and more...
  • Exclusive access to the instructor to solve any issues or receive any extra feedback.
Meet your Instructor:

Sebastián Bustos

Hi! I´m Sebastian Bustos, I am an architect based in Bogotá, Colombia. Through the last years, I have also worked as a teacher, visualizer and illustrator, and now, I am glad to be a teacher here in the Show it Better team.

My specialty is architectural representation, from the drawing of 2d plans to 3d visualizations, exploring different styles based on digital tools or hand drawing expression. 

I have always felt a huge affinity to all related to Architectural representation, I just enjoy a lot working and looking for new ways to show an idea, and I want to transmit to every new architect around the world and to everyone who loves architecture, all I can teach about this amazing world.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. *as long as we maintain this website. You may download the class videos and pdfs and keep them on your computer.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! Please contact us after completing the course and we will give you a 30 day full money back guarantee! (Terms and conditions apply)

What programs do I need to know for this course?

You need to have a basic knowledge of Photoshop, although all the videos will show the step by step process of achieving each goal.

What is the difference between this course and the YouTube videos?

Our courses cover each detail and issue that we encounter when creating an image, and that is sometimes overlooked in a YouTube Video. Also, our courses are longer and more specific, so a topic that could normally be covered in 20 seconds in a YouTube video will be explained thoroughly in the course.

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