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Damen Station: Creating realistic rust

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Video: Damen Station: Creating realistic rust

going to take one more look at my painting Damon, and we're going to zoom And we'll give it a nice little color here. And what's going to happen, is in the new Spacing's going to see the individual tips come into view.

Damen Station: Creating realistic rust

going to take one more look at my painting Damon, and we're going to zoom in real close, real close to this area right here of the railing. And we'll see the the rust, the rust that's eaten way at these panels here, and the little bars on the side and so on. I'm going to see how that rust was created. And in there. So, I'm going to create a new file. And we'll give it a nice little color here. We'll just say we'll give it a, kind of a gray tone like this. And we'll go ahead and fill it. What I'm going to do is, give it a little texture, just like we did last week with the bolt.

I'm going to go in there and give it a little, just a little bit of a texture. This time we'll bring the scaling way down. And relief down, just so it's a real subtle little texture right in there. And what's going to happen, is in the new layer, is where I'm going to create the damage. I'll go in there and call it, damage. And what I'm going to do, is I'm going to pick the colors for that rust. So I'm going to go in there for my foreground color. And we'll pick this nice kind of a orange tone right there. And for the background color, we'll pick a much deeper version, like that brown.

Right there, those two colors. And I'll get my paintbrush, and I have selected one of these spatter brushes. We can pick any one we want. Let's just take this one right here, because it has this little buildup in the center. So right now, that brush does that. That's what it's doing. We'll bring the opacity back up to 100. And, it just does, that. Gives us a little bit of a little streak there on the side there, but, in the Brush Engine that's where we're going to go in and start to modify it. One thing I'm going to do is increase the spacing.

Spacing's going to see the individual tips come into view. I'm going to go into Shape Dynamics, where right off the bat you can see that I have two settings already set. The size jitter is all the way up to 100 %, that makes each tip going to be a different size from the neighbors on either side. I'm going all the way to 100% and I have a minimum setup, so that I don't get too tiny in between there. About five, 15% will be good. And the angle I have set to 100%. Come back and you see that they're all the same angle, which starts to kind of look like a caterpillar.

So by doing that, it moves every tip into a different angle, making it totally random like that. Now I'm going to go in there and, now that we see it, let's bring this spacing in just a little bit. Make it a little tighter. Now, I'm going to go into color dynamics. I'm going to say apply it to each tip. Each tip is going to be a different color based on the foreground and background. Now, I'm going to leave these others off. Because I don't want a, any shift in jitter, saturation, brightness, because I have the colors that I want right down there.

Now I'll click OK, I'm going to start in here and make my brush a little larger, and start to draw some of those damages. Alright, I'll do like that. And we'll make it smaller, and start getting a little tighter in these edges here. There we go, and we start making out that little piece of damage right through here. Make it even smaller and we start getting little, little scratches in the paint. Right there, like that. And build it up. Now, they just look like little stains. There's nothing really making em look like they're eating into that paint.

So, that's where we're going to go in and apply a layer style to it. I go in to my Layer Styles, and I'm going to give it a inner shadow right there, inner shadow, and there you can see how it's given me this nice little edge, making that look like they are in fact cut into the edge of our our, our paint. I can increase that distance and there, see that's a little stronger now. Pull that back just a little.

Now, you could also give it a bevel and emboss. Now, to bevel and emboss, what we're going to do is we're going to turn off the Global Light and say, come from this side. See, now we've got a little light along this edge. We've got much darker in here because we're, have two different shadows working, together. And I'm going to bring the size down. Bring that size to about maybe a two. Just so we get this little light edge along here, which I'm going to increase that opacity on that light edge, so I could start to see it right along here, so we're picking up a little bit of light. So that inner shadow will increase its distance just a little more.

There you go. And then we start getting that nice tone in there. When I click OK, there we can see that now it looks like we have eaten away at the paint, exposing this rust underneath. And the more I start to draw. And you can see that I'm drawing into the same layer so, it's picking up that same layer style that I created. I can make the brush larger and zoom in right in here. And I'll just get that brush much larger, and I'll just create a big area right here where it's just kind of flaking away, and another one here.

And now, you can see we've totally damaged this little piece of metal. Now, I'm going to add some dirt to it now. So what I'm going to do in a layer behind it, I'm going to go to my background, and the layer right behind it, right here, using that same brush, the same brush I'm using, I'm going to go in there and choose different colors. I'm going to get a, a light gray instead of that something a little darker than what my background is. About like that. And then, right here I'll use a really dark gray, right here. And, what I'm going to do is in this layer, this layer's going to be the dirt.

So, I'm going to go in there and make my buch, brush larger. I'm going to bring the opacity down. Bringing it down to about a 20. About a 20, 23. And I start to add some dirt and make that brush a little smaller. And I'll start adding little dirts and little areas of grime all through the painting right through here. I'm calling this a painting, but it is. It's kind of like a painting, and you can see that it's got that little buildup happening. In some areas, it gets a little lighter and darker and so on. You can make it larger, and it starts throwing big areas of grime right through here like so.

And there, you can see that we've totally damaged this little white facade here by etching into the surface and exposing the rust underneath. because the paint that was protecting the metal underneath and when the paint gets ripped away, it makes it rust underneath. And, we added the grime that completes the set, making this look like it's been aged for quite some time. And there you have it. It's just the same brush being used for two different purposes, and the only difference was the colors being used.

And that gave me the effect that I needed.

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    1. Making a New Year's 2015 card NEW
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  2. 11h 20m
    1. Creating animated snowfall with Photoshop
      6m 39s
    2. Filling an empty glass with liquid
      2m 51s
    3. Using an alpha channel to create a 3D object
      6m 53s
    4. Creating a 3D coin
      7m 13s
    5. Creating a custom brush
      7m 28s
    6. Using displacement maps to create shadows
      7m 27s
    7. Enhancing a landscape by adding a lake
      6m 37s
    8. Creating a dog tag
      7m 52s
    9. Recreating magazine clippings
      7m 31s
    10. Creating realistic scales for a dragon tattoo
      6m 27s
    11. Creating spikes for a dragon tattoo
      10m 35s
    12. Creating the belly for a dragon tattoo
      10m 55s
    13. Creating a flower tattoo
      7m 9s
    14. Using a Fibonacci spiral to create a tattoo
      4m 19s
    15. Body shaping with Puppet Warp
      4m 1s
    16. Type effects in Photoshop: Pillow
      6m 46s
    17. Type effects in Photoshop: Clouds
      6m 2s
    18. Animating a 3D starfield
      7m 6s
    19. Creating an antique pub sign using Photoshop
      13m 1s
    20. Creating a custom brush to draw hair
      7m 57s
    21. Charms and medallions in Photoshop: First steps
      12m 5s
    22. Charms and medallions in Photoshop: Adding details
      10m 49s
    23. Charms and medallions in Photoshop: Adding a third dimension
      10m 10s
    24. Oakland Theater: Creating stone walls
      14m 11s
    25. Oakland Theater: Creating neon
      12m 4s
    26. Oakland Theater: Creating lightbulbs
      15m 33s
    27. Changing photo contents with Auto-Align Layers
      6m 36s
    28. Creating a metal grill
      9m 35s
    29. Red truck: Creating a headlight
      7m 17s
    30. Red truck: Creating chrome headlight trim
      7m 37s
    31. Red truck: Creating realistic metal perforations
      7m 5s
    32. Red truck: Creating wear on metal
      6m 18s
    33. Magazine cover: Using perspective to draw a room
      7m 52s
    34. Magazine cover: Creating a lamp
      13m 57s
    35. Magazine cover: Creating a wood floor
      13m 29s
    36. Damen Station: Adding multiple train cars
      5m 26s
    37. Damen Station: Creating bolts
      5m 56s
    38. Damen Station: Creating realistic rust
      6m 56s
    39. Oyster Bar: Creating puddles
      6m 15s
    40. Oyster Bar: Creating asphalt and concrete textures
      5m 3s
    41. Oyster Bar: Creating a manhole cover
      10m 53s
    42. Oyster Bar: Creating a canvas texture
      7m 53s
    43. Creating realistic reflections and shadows
      11m 0s
    44. Creating water droplets on a surface
      7m 42s
    45. Wrapping a pattern around a 3D wine goblet
      7m 47s
    46. Creating net fabric for a veil
      15m 39s
    47. Animating a spotlight against a brick wall
      7m 1s
    48. Damen Station: Using Blend in Illustrator to create intricate details
      4m 34s
    49. Theater curtain: Making a braid and tassels
      9m 53s
    50. Theater curtain: Creating the curtain
      11m 40s
    51. Theater curtain: Animating a rising curtain
      7m 23s
    52. Creating a chalkboard
      12m 48s
    53. Creating a manila envelope
      12m 50s
    54. Turning a regular donut into a jelly donut
      9m 41s
    55. Making a book: Perspective
      9m 53s
    56. Making a book: Adding pages
      9m 27s
    57. Using paths and layer styles to create logo text
      9m 36s
    58. Increasing precipitation: How to make a rainy-day photo look rainier
      9m 34s
    59. Retouching techniques: Improving a picnic scene
      9m 28s
    60. Retouching techniques: Moving an object in a scene
      9m 29s
    61. Retouching techniques: Improving a real estate photo
      8m 53s
    62. Adding a billboard to a photo
      7m 52s
    63. Making a desk nameplate
      12m 6s
    64. Illustrating a campfire from scratch
      9m 35s
    65. Creating realistic stains on bathroom tile
      9m 9s
    66. Creating a distressed windowsill from scratch
      15m 42s
    67. Creating a galaxy with Photoshop: Building the star field
      9m 23s
    68. Creating a galaxy with Photoshop: Adding color and effects
      10m 19s
    69. Creating a campfire scene: Adding the campfire
      12m 34s
    70. Creating a campfire scene: Adding trees and lighting
      8m 3s
    71. Creating a superhero type treatment
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    72. Three Dimensional type with extruded neon: Making the letter forms
      12m 29s
    73. 3D type with extruded neon: Adding the neon
      11m 48s
    74. Creating a Thanksgiving card
      9m 4s
    75. Mapping video onto a 3D object in Photoshop
      5m 50s
    76. Creating a wintery scene
      7m 36s

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