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Take a virtual journey to the bustling streets of New York in Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square. Digital painter Bert Monroy reveals how he created the minute details that build the impressive 108,000 x 21,600 pixels, 25-feet wide photorealistic portrait of this iconic intersection.
In this installment, The Tools, Bert demonstrates how he uses the brushes, filters, and textures in Photoshop to create everything from the trees in Central Park to the billboards on Broadway, and shares his techniques for keeping his project organized with layers and groups. He also touches on the importance of channels and channel calculations, and how the evolution of the tools in Photoshop from CS3 to CS5 shaped his work.
In this installment I am going to show you all the tools that I employed to create my painting, Times Square, and I pretty much used all the tools in Photoshop. And we talked about filters and brushes and channels and layers. There are so many tools in Photoshop that allow you to do anything that your mind can conjure up. Now what's really important in this installment is that you really look at not necessarily what I'm doing but how I'm doing it, because I am going to create things like a cowboy boot . And you might never have to create a cowboy boot, but it's the steps that I took to create that cowboy boot that might be just the answer for something that you are faced with at the moment.
Sometimes just a slight change in color or the mode or some little change in the layer style is going to have dramatic difference in how that end result is going to be. I want you to really pay attention to how things are being done so that you can create your own magic using this wonderful tool of Photoshop.
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