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Creating denim

From: Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools

Video: Creating denim

There are many materials in Times Square and one material in particular which is pretty predominant in our society. That's blue jeans. And we're coming in close to see that quite a few people are wearing blue jeans, and there these two people are wearing blue jeans. Here is more blue jeans, blue jeans here. I'm going to zoom in on this one here. This is John Knoll, one of the co- authors of Photoshop with his brother Tom, and right here we have the original file that was created before the painting. I'm going to zoom in down here on his jeans and we could see the denim material right there.

Creating denim

There are many materials in Times Square and one material in particular which is pretty predominant in our society. That's blue jeans. And we're coming in close to see that quite a few people are wearing blue jeans, and there these two people are wearing blue jeans. Here is more blue jeans, blue jeans here. I'm going to zoom in on this one here. This is John Knoll, one of the co- authors of Photoshop with his brother Tom, and right here we have the original file that was created before the painting. I'm going to zoom in down here on his jeans and we could see the denim material right there.

So what I'm going to do is I'm going to show you how this denim material was created. Create a new file here and I'm going to fill this file with a color for our denim, so I'll pick a blue like that and I'm just going to go ahead and fill that with that color. Fill, Foreground Color there. So in the layer on top of this I'm going to fill that layer with a 50% gray, a neutral density. Now I'm going to return my colors to black and white and I'm going to use a filter on this layer.

And then go in there and choose a particular filter that's going to give me what I need which is Halftone Pattern under Sketch. Now I have quite a few things that I can choose from. I'm going to go in here and choose Line. I'm going to bring the Contrast down to zero and I've got the Size to the default of one. I'm going to click OK and that's going to give me a bunch of nice little lines based on my two colors of black and white. I'm going to give this another filter. Let me go in there and give this a filter.

Under the Pixelate we'll find Mezzotint. I'll give it a Mezzotint, which is set to Fine Dots as a default. That's what I am going to use. You can see that it's going to create a texture to my little lines. Click OK, and I now have a texture to those lines. I'm going to duplicate that layer, so now I have a duplicate of it. I'm going to pull back a little bit, and I take that layer, and I'm going to rotate it 45 degrees. So I'm go in there and say Rotate and holding down my Shift key to constraint.

I'm going to give it to give it to 45 degree angle, just like that. I'm now going to enlarge and this trend is also where we can see the blank area. I'm going to enlarge it so that it covers up the entire space. I'm holding down my Option key and my Shift. That's Alt+Shift on a Windows machine. I'm going to pull out until I just cover the entire area of the canvas, as you see there, to make that happen. Come in real close and look at the texture I've created so far. And now I'm going to turn on the one behind it, which we don't see it because it affected these layers all covering each other.

I'm going to change the mode for these layers. I'm going to change this one here to a Soft Light and I'm going to change this one here to a Multiply, and there we see that the resulting effect is that we have a denim type of material that we can then use for our images. I'm going to select the top layer here and holding down my Option key, I'm going to say Merge Visible. That's going to give me a layer that's a composite of the three layers beneath it, which has the entire fabric which I can now call it denim and I can use this file and drag this layer over to every other file where I need this denim material and then use it from there on.

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Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools

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  1. 6m 34s
    1. Welcome to the tools used to create "Times Square"
      57s
    2. What is "Times Square?"
      5m 37s
  2. 1h 32m
    1. Using a Cintiq to control the brushes in Photoshop
      3m 33s
    2. Making the chain brush
      8m 49s
    3. Making the single loop chain
      6m 55s
    4. Creating a brush to make furry text
      8m 13s
    5. Creating the look of stitching on cloth
      5m 46s
    6. Creating a rough brushstroke look for the Tarzan sign
      3m 3s
    7. Creating a crochet look brush
      5m 32s
    8. Creating dirt and grime
      6m 16s
    9. Using brushes to create trees in Central Park
      6m 41s
    10. Using a brush to create the look of embroidery
      3m 3s
    11. Creating the stars on the wall of the Toys"R"Us image
      6m 24s
    12. Creating a fabric design
      3m 43s
    13. Creating the look of brick
      4m 27s
    14. Weathering bricks
      8m 23s
    15. Creating light bulbs
      6m 14s
    16. Creating the effect of a fading brushstroke
      5m 36s
  3. 15m 42s
    1. Creating a paper towel
      8m 5s
    2. Creating denim
      3m 25s
    3. Creating asphalt
      4m 12s
  4. 21m 3s
    1. Layer groups
      7m 59s
    2. Making the lights in the Toys"R"Us image
      3m 12s
    3. Understanding the layers in lights
      5m 20s
    4. Creating blinds with a 3D postcard applied to layers
      4m 32s
  5. 32m 55s
    1. Creating a bottle
      8m 50s
    2. Creating an iPhone case
      3m 35s
    3. Creating the iPhone icons
      3m 34s
    4. Creating a ladder
      6m 8s
    5. Creating the effect used on the Bubba Gump sign
      5m 7s
    6. Creating realistic glasses
      5m 41s
  6. 1h 56m
    1. Creating a fabric texture
      9m 46s
    2. Creating Julianne's pants
      9m 28s
    3. Creating a checkerboard pattern on a bottle cap
      6m 16s
    4. Creating a wood texture
      8m 26s
    5. Creating concrete and marble
      3m 14s
    6. Creating a brick pattern
      7m 12s
    7. Creating ribbed metal
      5m 40s
    8. Creating ribbing on T-shirts
      11m 18s
    9. Creating a lime
      8m 29s
    10. Creating leather
      2m 33s
    11. Creating rough animal skin
      4m 0s
    12. Creating a grill on a car
      6m 4s
    13. Creating a car light
      6m 2s
    14. Creating the windshield
      10m 39s
    15. Creating a metal screen
      4m 14s
    16. Creating a quilted metal effect
      3m 18s
    17. Creating wafer quilting
      4m 41s
    18. Creating a pattern on the wall
      5m 16s
  7. 6m 57s
    1. Making the clipping group used on the manga billboard
      6m 57s
  8. 10m 36s
    1. Applying a layer mask to create a reflection
      3m 53s
    2. Linking masks
      1m 35s
    3. Applying layer masks and layer styles to create a chain link in a necklace
      5m 8s
  9. 52m 35s
    1. Explaining channels
      4m 0s
    2. Creating a license plate with channels
      6m 47s
    3. Creating shadows on the cables
      5m 50s
    4. Explaining channel calculations
      3m 46s
    5. Understanding calculations in channels
      4m 32s
    6. Creating a manhole cover with channels
      15m 31s
    7. Creating wiring on lights with channels and calculations
      12m 9s
  10. 29s
    1. Parting words
      29s

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