In this course well develop a clear and easy to follow workflow to bring hand drawn architectural sketches from the drafting table and onto the computer. The methodology involves the development of a targeted range of skills in AutoCad and Photoshop. We begin with a brief discussion about the nature of architectural drawing and note the important distinction to be made between presentation and production/working modes. In this course we focus exclusively on presentation drawings: were interested in acquiring skills to express design ideas. Beginning with AutoCad we learn the surprisingly limited number of skills required to draw plans, sections and elevations (in metric as well as imperial) to generate the linework necessary for transition to Photoshop for rendering. Once in Photoshop, we focus on the layer function with specific reference to its usefulness in rendering architectural drawings. Skills in both AutoCad and Photoshop are developed through reference to a specific architectural project a small pottery studio of an appropriately manageable size. At the end of this course well have generated a professional type presentation sheet (in this instance it happens to be a metric A1 but it could just as easily be a 24 x 36) with fully rendered plans, sections and elevations of the pottery studio arranged and labelled using standard architectural conventions. The course is designed for absolute beginners. It might be particularly suitable forstudents starting out in architecture schoolpeople considering architecture as their careerarchitects of a certain generation who missed the initial transition from the drafting table to computerAll the files used during the making of this course (dwg, png, jpg, etc.) are fully available and downloadable for use. Absolutely no previous experience in CAD or image manipulation is required but you will need access to working versions of both AutoCad and Photoshop.