course bonuses

don't miss out on these special gifts just for you

  • Facebook exclusive group

    An exclusive group where we will post videos with tips and resources only for students from Garden Design Tools. You can ask for help from us or other students and receive feedback on your work.

  • Furniture, textures and effects

    We have 4 folders to share with you with textures, plants, furniture, and effects for your renderings. We are going to teach you how to use them during the course and when.

  • Checklists and pdf's

    During the course, you prepared just for you checklists and pdf's you can download with some helpful advise and other suggestions and a lot of content with links to websites for you to explore.

Course curriculum

  • 2


    • Folders organisation

    • Textures, Plants, Furniture and Features, Effects and Sketchup model folders for download 📁

    • Preparing your project in Sketchup

    • The importance of architectural context in residencial garden design projects

    • Give yourself at least a week to work in the first images

    • Project Checklist 📋

    • one last thing before the 2nd chapter..

    • Is your project ready for the next step?

  • 3

    Introduction to Lumion

    • First time you open Lumion

    • Program specifications and different elements

    • LiveSync/Importing model from Sketchup

    • Organisation and Layers inside Lumion

    • Keyboard shortcuts PDF download 📃

  • 4


    • Materials available in Lumion

    • Importance of realism

    • Add your materials

    • Customise and save your favorites

    • Go crazy with textures..📃

  • 5

    Plants and Vegetation

    • Vegetation available

    • How to add more plants and when

    • Customise and save your favorites

    • Mass placement and start planting

    • Getting more plants and cautions to have

    • Plant now before the next chapter

    • Still want more plants?📃

  • 6

    Furniture, features and decorations

    • Keep it real with furniture and decoration

    • When to introduce elements directly in Sketchup

    • Furniture and decorations available in Lumion

    • Water features

    • Other features to add to your model

    • Where to get furniture and accessories for my model?📃

  • 7

    Rendering images

    • Choosing the right angles

    • Add effects to your images

    • Effects for details

    • The importance of georeferencing

    • Referencing your images

  • 8

    Creating an animation

    • Best methods to create an animation

    • Add effects to your movie

    • Time change during an animation

    • Moving people in an animation

    • Rendering your clips

    • How long did it take you? Do you want to share?

  • 9

    Project extras, changes and sharing your work with your client

    • Lighting in your project

    • Watermark your work

    • Making changes to your project

    • The best way to share your images with your client

    • Other post production programs you can use

    • VR, virtual reality, possibilities in the near future

  • 10


    • Before you go...

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

Course price

Don't forget all the bonuses and 5 year course access included.

Are you ready?

First check out what do you need to have before you star the course, if you ready lets get started!!


  • What you need to know

    You need to know how to work in Sketchup, you need to know the basics. In the course you can use your own Sketchup model or the one I provide for you to train

  • What pc do I need to have

    You need to have a pc or laptop like gamers do, a good graphics card: Minimum 2,000 PassMark points, 2GB memory or more and compatible with DirectX 11 or later| OS: 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1, 7 Sp1 or Vista SP2| CPU: As high a GHz value as possible, ideally 3.0+ GHz. Less than 4.0 GHz may act as a bottleneck for fast graphics cards such as the GTX 1080 and Titan X (Pascal)| System memory: 8GB (for simple scenes) with as high a MHz value as possible| Monitor resolution: Minimum 1600x1080 pixels| Hard drive: 20GB of disk space

  • What should I do if I still have thoughts about my pc

    You can contact us at, go to the Lumion website to check out all the requirements or go to your local pc guy or shop with the checklist I prepare for you so he can help you out. You can download the pc requirements checklist in the trial section of the course that you can visualize for free.

  • How long can I have access to the course

    You have access to the course and all the future updates for 5 years

  • It's the software included?

    No, the software is not included. You should already have Sketchup as for Lumion before you start the course you can contact your local reseller for a trial version. Get in touch if you need help getting the trial version. Each country as it's own official Lumion reseller.

Lumion resellers

if you need help contact us by email

Reseller in Portugal:
Minitel SATravessa Légua da Póvoa, 1A Lisboa 351 21 381 0900

Reseller in UK:
Cadpoint Limited - Official Lumion UK Partner34 Wellington Business ParkDukes Ride Crowthorne Berkshire RG45 6LS Tel: 01344 751300

Reseller in USA:
Studica Inc. USA2326 Lockport RoadNew YorkPhone: 888-561-7521

Other resellers here!