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Video: Damen Station: Adding multiple train cars

We're going to spend the next couple of weeks looking at this particular piece. It is so complex, I had to create the face of the train in its own file.

Damen Station: Adding multiple train cars

We're going to spend the next couple of weeks looking at this particular piece. It's my painting Damien which I did back in 2004. Now this was the first painting that I did with the print in mind. And measures 40 inches on the height and ten feet on the width. So it's quite involved and we're getting close, you see that there's a lot of details that come up once we start getting close on this train. Now I want to go in here and talk about the train itself. That's what we're going to do this week. We're going to talk about the multiple cars that are in here, and how it was that they were created.

Now the train itself. The face of the train was in its own layer. The sides were a whole different thing now. It's so involved here that I decided that I had to create it in a separate layer. So if It is so complex, I had to create the face of the train in its own file. So when we look at the layers here, we see that we have a considerable amount of layers that make up the front of the train. See, going all the way down, there's quite a few. And you notice that they are, in fact, all named.

Now, most of them are turned off right now, in this particular layer, because the fact that, it is the layer on top, the comp. The face comp where I've composited all the layers in between that I am showing visible, right now. If we go in here, and we just look at the background. And, we start looking at the under parts. And, here's the paths themselves. See, there's the main path. Then a bunch of other additional paths that were added later for little pieces here and there. So going back to the layers, we start turning on the under carriage there, and the face edge.

There's the face itself. There's a little shade on the side. A little light area on that side. The door frame. And each piece starts to, start to show the entire train as we start turning on each individual layer. And it brings up the entire train, which we see like that. So now what happens is, that that was brought into this file here where I'm working on the sides. You see this is trains three side. So here, there's the composites of those, and, coming down here there's the train face comp.

There's the comp of the face itself. And right now we have some comp lapeire on. So let's turn those off. And there we can see that we have the face of the train from the other file. Now. We look at this train and we look at this one here. Now, you'll notice that a few things changed. The face stayed the same. But, the side of the train's changed. And you can see that there's a little difference in the dirt and mostly the reflection and the number. Let's go in here and there's the reflections in here. And the number.

So when we look at the next train, you see that the number changed and the reflections changed. So when we look at the overall train again, you see that there are three trains. Now, I did not have to go in there and create each train individually. No, what happened is that since every element is in a layer, the reflections, the numbers, the dirt, they were all changed to create three different trains. So, then what happens is, this is the way they were then put together. Now the face of the train is completely hidden, so it didn't matter if these numbers didn't change.

So, what happens is I got the train in back, that's just from here. So, what I'm going to do is, I'm going to just put it right in back of this train. Right there like that. And then, going up and saying Transform, the Free Transform, I can then go in there and shrink this train down until it matches just like that. And if necessary, give it a little bit of a tilt. Just a little tilt like that. And click Okay. And there you can see that we have a second train. Now we can duplicate this guy, right in back. And pull that one out.

So what I'll do is I'll just pull that one further back, like that. And we'll do the Free Transform on here. And once again you can see that we now have a third train car going off into the distance. And we can continue that way. Now, these two, right now, look exactly the same. because I just used a duplicate of the same car. But what would happen in, in the real situation would be that I would then go in there and change the reflections and so on to make it fit. So there we can see that, now we have a train made up of three different cars.

And we can go all the way back and as far as we want to make as many trains that we want. But we can just add one more, just so you can see the effect. So I'll make one more copy, which I'll pull back. And shrink it down. And a little bit smaller. And put in position. And there you can see that now we have four cars.

So it's not necessary to go in and create every, individual car. No, just make changes to each car so that they start to look different as they go further da-, back. These three, as you can see, look exactly the same. So that wouldn't work properly. So it would be necessary, would be to go in there and change those reflections, like I did here, to make each car look separate. Now, that's a simple process. It's, the reflections are nothing fancy and they're in tiny little areas here. But it's just a question of adding that one little nuance to each car to make it look different.

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    1. Making a piece of candy: Creating the chocolate base NEW
      12m 7s
  2. 33m 36s
    1. Using the Photoshop Flame Generator
      6m 53s
    2. Creating a mountain scene
      8m 24s
    3. Creating reflections in water
      6m 8s
    4. Making a diamond-encrusted type
      12m 11s
  3. 27m 47s
    1. Mapping video onto a 3D object in Photoshop
      5m 50s
    2. Creating a wintery scene
      7m 36s
    3. Making a New Year's 2015 card
      14m 21s
  4. 33m 21s
    1. Three Dimensional type with extruded neon: Making the letter forms
      12m 29s
    2. 3D type with extruded neon: Adding the neon
      11m 48s
    3. Creating a Thanksgiving card
      9m 4s
  5. 47m 25s
    1. Creating a galaxy with Photoshop: Building the star field
      9m 23s
    2. Creating a galaxy with Photoshop: Adding color and effects
      10m 19s
    3. Creating a campfire scene: Adding the campfire
      12m 34s
    4. Creating a campfire scene: Adding trees and lighting
      8m 3s
    5. Creating a superhero type treatment
      7m 6s
  6. 46m 32s
    1. Making a desk nameplate
      12m 6s
    2. Illustrating a campfire from scratch
      9m 35s
    3. Creating realistic stains on bathroom tile
      9m 9s
    4. Creating a distressed windowsill from scratch
      15m 42s
  7. 45m 16s
    1. Increasing precipitation: How to make a rainy-day photo look rainier
      9m 34s
    2. Retouching techniques: Improving a picnic scene
      9m 28s
    3. Retouching techniques: Moving an object in a scene
      9m 29s
    4. Retouching techniques: Improving a real estate photo
      8m 53s
    5. Adding a billboard to a photo
      7m 52s
  8. 28m 56s
    1. Making a book: Perspective
      9m 53s
    2. Making a book: Adding pages
      9m 27s
    3. Using paths and layer styles to create logo text
      9m 36s
  9. 42m 42s
    1. Theater curtain: Animating a rising curtain
      7m 23s
    2. Creating a chalkboard
      12m 48s
    3. Creating a manila envelope
      12m 50s
    4. Turning a regular donut into a jelly donut
      9m 41s
  10. 48m 47s
    1. Creating net fabric for a veil
      15m 39s
    2. Animating a spotlight against a brick wall
      7m 1s
    3. Damen Station: Using Blend in Illustrator to create intricate details
      4m 34s
    4. Theater curtain: Making a braid and tassels
      9m 53s
    5. Theater curtain: Creating the curtain
      11m 40s
  11. 34m 22s
    1. Oyster Bar: Creating a canvas texture
      7m 53s
    2. Creating realistic reflections and shadows
      11m 0s
    3. Creating water droplets on a surface
      7m 42s
    4. Wrapping a pattern around a 3D wine goblet
      7m 47s
  12. 29m 7s
    1. Damen Station: Creating realistic rust
      6m 56s
    2. Oyster Bar: Creating puddles
      6m 15s
    3. Oyster Bar: Creating asphalt and concrete textures
      5m 3s
    4. Oyster Bar: Creating a manhole cover
      10m 53s
  13. 38m 48s
    1. Magazine cover: Creating a lamp
      13m 57s
    2. Magazine cover: Creating a wood floor
      13m 29s
    3. Damen Station: Adding multiple train cars
      5m 26s
    4. Damen Station: Creating bolts
      5m 56s
  14. 36m 9s
    1. Red truck: Creating a headlight
      7m 17s
    2. Red truck: Creating chrome headlight trim
      7m 37s
    3. Red truck: Creating realistic metal perforations
      7m 5s
    4. Red truck: Creating wear on metal
      6m 18s
    5. Magazine cover: Using perspective to draw a room
      7m 52s
  15. 31m 44s
    1. Oakland Theater: Creating lightbulbs
      15m 33s
    2. Changing photo contents with Auto-Align Layers
      6m 36s
    3. Creating a metal grill
      9m 35s
  16. 47m 14s
    1. Charms and medallions in Photoshop: Adding details
      10m 49s
    2. Charms and medallions in Photoshop: Adding a third dimension
      10m 10s
    3. Oakland Theater: Creating stone walls
      14m 11s
    4. Oakland Theater: Creating neon
      12m 4s
  17. 40m 9s
    1. Animating a 3D starfield
      7m 6s
    2. Creating an antique pub sign using Photoshop
      13m 1s
    3. Creating a custom brush to draw hair
      7m 57s
    4. Charms and medallions in Photoshop: First steps
      12m 5s
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      4m 19s
    2. Body shaping with Puppet Warp
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    3. Type effects in Photoshop: Pillow
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    4. Type effects in Photoshop: Clouds
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    1. Recreating magazine clippings
      7m 31s
    2. Creating realistic scales for a dragon tattoo
      6m 27s
    3. Creating spikes for a dragon tattoo
      10m 35s
    4. Creating the belly for a dragon tattoo
      10m 55s
    5. Creating a flower tattoo
      7m 9s
  20. 29m 24s
    1. Creating a custom brush
      7m 28s
    2. Using displacement maps to create shadows
      7m 27s
    3. Enhancing a landscape by adding a lake
      6m 37s
    4. Creating a dog tag
      7m 52s
  21. 23m 36s
    1. Creating animated snowfall with Photoshop
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    2. Filling an empty glass with liquid
      2m 51s
    3. Using an alpha channel to create a 3D object
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    4. Creating a 3D coin
      7m 13s

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