Interior Space

Digital Interior Spaces

Digital Arts 1 and 2

Project Description: In this project, students will design a space for a client based on their design board.  The room will have perspective, color scheme, values, and furniture.  Digital 2 students will have to draw and paint two pieces of furniture for their room.


Rooms must include: 8x10inch canvas, 300ppi, color scheme, value, windows, doors, at least 5 pieces of furniture, floors texture and lighting.

Design Board instructions (brainstorming and researching): In your sketchbook, you will make a collage of images and color swatches.  You will look for images of furniture, items, and themes in magazines and online.  You can also visit paint stores, and other places to collect items that would fit your room.

Rubric for Interior space digital arts

Click on–>Client Checklist for interior rooms.  Copy and Paste in a sketchbook. You have the client sign off on items later.

 Digital Arts Artist Statement for Interior Design Room

Write in complete sentences. If you are unsure of any of the questions, ask for help. You will type your responses in word or pages. You can type in the questions, then add your responses below or you can type it in an essay format. Finally, add your edited statement to your Weebly below the finished image.

  • Describe your project: What is your room? What is the overall design feeling or look that you were trying to create? What is the color scheme and graphics in the artwork?
  • Analyze: How did you apply the elements and principles of art in the design? What Photoshop tool and techniques did you use? Where are they being used in the project?
  • Interpret: Explain your concept for this project. How would you sell this idea to a client? Now that it is finalized, talk more about the overall idea and intended consumer.
  • Judgment: What was successful and/or a failure in this project? What did you enjoy about this project (or not enjoy)? If you could do this project again what would you change or repeat?
  • What did you learn in this final project? Explain your comment.

Lesson Plan

1)    After looking at Martha Rosler’s work, what theme or topic of interest do you want to take on in your space?  Will your space be political, religious, technical, fantasy, or interior design?

Martha Rosler collection

2)    Look at your practice space layouts and choose a space and color scheme for space.

3)   What is your theme?  Based on your concept, find people, things, and etc. for your space.  Visit furniture websites and using google search using large images only.

4)    Using different values of colors (tints and shades) to create depth and space on the Photoshop Canvas. The canvas size will be 8×10, 300ppi, and RGB settings.

5) Make a Vision Board for your interior design idea.  Click here to get information on the vision board.

6) Make 6 practice spaces.  They should show a variety of perspectives and interior layout.

Tutorial video on making the practice spaces.

Drawing the space

In this section labeling, the layers and using groups will be very important.

1) Start by choosing a practice room from last class, either redraw or copy and paste from a template.

2) Then, drag a horizontal guide and locate the horizon line of the space.  Also, locate and add a vanishing point.

3)  Using the line tool or pencil tool, sketch out the windows, doors, and other objects that you would like to have in the space.  MAKE SURE THIS DRAWING PART IS DONE ON MANY DIFFERENT LAYERS.

4)  To make perspective successfully, remember that the horizontal lines need to go back to the vanishing point and the vertical lines need to be parallel with each other.  If any of the lines a little off, this will break the effect depth.

Check out these tutorials on perspective:–psd-13879

Creative Cloud Learning Site:

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Placing Photographic images

1)    Use Quick layer mask, magic wand, and quick selection to cut over objects from photographs you found that work for your theme.


2)   Practice place objects on the space using Free Transform tools.  Go to Edit- Transform or Free Transform, try the shortcut command+T.  Right click on image to choose a transforming option.

3)    Try to make windows, doors, and other items that would be needed to make your space more believable.  Remember to stay on a theme, whatever your theme is make sure you have enough in the space.

4)    Saved work as a psd (Photoshop file) until it is complete, then save it as a flattened jpeg.

You will save your final work as your name_interior space.jpeg.  Make a interior space project folder in the server folder to be graded.