The Dennis Technique for SketchUp Models in Photoshop. The big concept is to put a Black & White drawing over a coloured one and then artistically erase just enough of the top Black and White so that essential parts of the drawing are accented with colour. It is easy to line up the layers in Photoshop if they are rendered with the same resolution from the same position with the same camera lens.
When you are exporting your images from Google SketchUp, consider the possibility that you might have to export a few more later (i.e.: after you think you’re finished). I’ve had it happen that the client loves the images but wants a few small changes: “move the car a bit, lose the tree, change those gables to hips, and shift the window”. Those things would take a just few minutes of modelling in SketchUp, exporting and pasting the affected areas into your ‘doctored’ pictures *IF* you can export at exactly the same image dimensions. If you’ve changed your camera position or your working window size since you exported last time, you’re screwed; it’s quicker to start again. In other words, in an effort to keep my drawing window constant, I run SketchUp full-screen and I don’t mess with my toolbars – OR you can always save pages, don’t move the camera, keep the window constant and leave everything the same size always.
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