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How to Create a Colour Wheel in SketchUp – Essential for Interior Design Students!

Truth time! I’ve been very bad! I haven’t written a blog post for sooooo long but I’m hoping that this little gem will make up for that! This blog post is going to be brief and to the point because the title is pretty darn self-explanatory! Yes, it’s possible to create a VERY slick and professional looking colour wheel using SketchUp and YES, I’m going to show you how to do it step-by-step! 

Can we just take a second to appreciate the greatness of this colour wheel?! ↓  

Why have I decided to impart my knowledge regarding this beautiful graphic?! It’s simple: I know that Interior Design students are required to produce colour wheels as part of their coursework and the SketchUp Hub is all about empowering women; so I decided to teach you guys how to do this to a high standard using digital methods (SketchUp). I have personal knowledge of what it’s like to grapple with the process of creating a colour wheel (when I studied Interior Design at the National Design Academy I had to create a colour wheel and I chose to do this via PowerPoint – the result was mediocre at best). It’s important to point out that when I studied this aspect of my Interior Design course, you could create the colour wheel by hand OR digitally. I totally understand that many peeps will prefer the handmade method and that’s totally fine. I’m just providing an alternative solution.

This FREE video tutorial that I have created, is also useful for professionals who would like to refresh their SketchUp skills or learn new ones! You don’t need to be a student to take advantage of this tutorial. There are LOTS of efficient workflows and design tips in this tutorial that all of you, whether you are Interior Designers or students, will find valuable and useful.

 

In this FREE tutorial you will learn how to:

  • create the basic wheel including efficient workflow for creating the segments and white separators;

  • use super quick methodology when applying the various colours and how to adjust them;

  • create a colour background in LayOut and some little design details;

  • include annotations and export as a PDF.

I hope you take the time to follow along with this video tutorial to learn some new workflows and techniques, to create an awesome polished and professional looking colour wheel! If you do, please tag me on Instagram so that I can see your beautiful work!

REGISTER WITH THE SKETCHUP HUB TO RECEIVE FREE ACCESS TO COURSE #1 THE SKETCHUP INTERFACE AND DOWNLOAD OUR FREE EBOOK ON HOW TO PRODUCE ACCURATE & PROFESSIONAL FLOOR PLANS

 

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