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Creating leather

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

Video: Creating leather

Textures, textures, textures! They make something look like what it really is, and how you create that texture is just a matter of understanding what's in Photoshop. I'm going to come in real close on one of these mini textures right here--this leather bag, right there. On getting closer, you'll see that it's got some pretty nice grain going through it, right there. We're going to create this leather texture. Now it's the texture I'm going to concentrate on in this movie. All the little tones of the folds and stuff like you see in these cool leather boots back here, that's all handled in the movie that deals with folds of fabrics and stuff.

Creating leather

Textures, textures, textures! They make something look like what it really is, and how you create that texture is just a matter of understanding what's in Photoshop. I'm going to come in real close on one of these mini textures right here--this leather bag, right there. On getting closer, you'll see that it's got some pretty nice grain going through it, right there. We're going to create this leather texture. Now it's the texture I'm going to concentrate on in this movie. All the little tones of the folds and stuff like you see in these cool leather boots back here, that's all handled in the movie that deals with folds of fabrics and stuff.

So right now we're just going to create this texture. If you're going to go in here, and I have a file, and I am going to fill this file with this light gray, in a layer, right there. Just a light gray. That's going to be our basic tone for our leather, and keep in mind that once we have this texture and it's in the layer, we can apply it over any surface and depending on the mode of that layer, it will have different effects on the colors underneath it. So right now we're going to apply a series of filters. So what I am going to do is I am going to go into Filter Gallery, which right now there is my file, nothing has been applied, and I am going to start to apply a series of Filters.

So I am going to go in here and go to my Textures and give it a little Craquelure. Now, I am going to apply another Filter. I want it to be another Filter, not replace this filter, so I am going to say Add another Filter. And then the one that I just opened up, I am going to start looking through here and find one that I know is going to give me good effect like Bas Relief. That's going to give me another. So let me add one more. And on this I'm going to go to my Distorts and I have Glass. And there you can see that I have done something. It's created some pretty bizarre effects, each one on top of each other.

Now the positions of these is going to make the difference, so if I take the Craquelure and put it up here, well it kind of overrides the others. But if I put it in the middle here, you see that it's starting to have different effect. So each one, their position is going to have a different effect on what happens below. So by putting the Glass right there, there is a texture. Bas Relief, Glass and Craquelure-- in that order I have this really cool texture which I can now turn into leather, click OK and we have this nice leather texture that I can use just about anywhere.

Call it 'leather texture' and it's ready to go in to any other file and put on top of some tones and whatever it is, and it'll take on that nice texture.

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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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