previsualisation and portfolio

What is this module about?

What are the requirements for this module?

Whom is it recommended for?

This is a niche module for graphic designers, especially those who do not want to learn serious 3D skills, but still want to be able to create their own mock-ups and previsualisations (usually warmly welcomed from the client side). On top of that, the module has very useful and practical methods of portfolio production, and the theoretical background on what and how to showcase, especially when hunting for a job, or new clients.

Software we use


3D Graphics 101

An introduction to 3D graphics, with the necessary terms and theory we’re going to use. Components of 3D objects. A definition of material, texture and UV map.

Modelling in Photoshop

Navigating 3D space. Extrusions. Understanding material attributes. Adding textures. Creating a solid of revolution.

Scene and Lighting Setup in Photoshop

Adding a background to the scene. Creating matching 3D drop shadow on a 2D image. Understanding Image Based Lighting.

Using 3rd Party Models

Importing OBJ’s and textures. Incorporating 3D objects into 2D images. Matching perspective, light and shadow.


Understanding navigation and the scene structure in Dimension. Adding a model and applying materials. Importing textures as decals. Matching perspective and lighting. Rendering.

Analyses of Portfolios

Looking at trend and content in various online portfolios.

Using Bēhance and Adobe Portfolio Together

Designing the Adobe Portfolio. Understanding navigation and dynamic content.


Project “Caol Ila”

Creating a Caol Ila box and bottle in Photoshop. Setting up materials and adding  textures. Creating 3D type. Adding a background and harmonising IBL. Rendering.

project showcase

Choosing and preparing images about the evolution of project “Magazine”. Understanding and using professional mock-ups.

project “magazine showcase”

Creating the final images to be showcased. Creating a mock-up template from scratch and using it for the magazine. Publishing the project on Bēhance.

project “portfolio”—step one

Planning the portfolio content by choosing a trend, and making an educated guess to meet the interests of the target company/clientele.

project “portfolio”—final step

Uploading projects to Bēhance. Comforming the online content to the Adobe Portfolio design. Finalising, testing, and publishing the portfolio.


The module ideally takes 12 lessons to finish.

A lesson is 90 minutes long.

It is recommended to take 1 lesson a week.




(paid in 3 installments)

£ 276 ×3 (£ 828)

FOR duos:

(paid in 3 installments)

£ 138 ×3 (£ 414) /student