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Oyster Bar: Creating asphalt and concrete textures

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Video: Oyster Bar: Creating asphalt and concrete textures

This week we're going to look at another part of the Oyster Bar. And right here what we're going to do is we're So here, the first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to come There, you can see that fresco right now has got some nice little settings.

Oyster Bar: Creating asphalt and concrete textures

This week we're going to look at another part of the Oyster Bar. We're going to look at some of the textures. I'm going to come in close here and first what we're going to do is work on this asphalt right here. Now the asphalt in a city is ground in grime and all kinds of stuff. This one is, has got a extra little step in the fact that it's covered with water, which creates all these little ripples in there. So that's what we're going to do first is create that asphalt. Now, I've said many times that a way of doing these things is by using filters, and in this particular case, combination of filters.

So, I can create a new file. And right here what we're going to do is we're going to take that, bring this to black and white. I'm going to give it some noise, so we'll go in and say add noise, add a lot of noise. Click OK, that's the good start right there. That becomes the basis for all the stuff that we need. Now I'm going to add a few filters to this. A few digital filters, but these are contained in the Filter Gallery. So here, the first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to come up here to Artistic and I'm going to give it a little thing called Fresco.

There, you can see that fresco right now has got some nice little settings. I have it, I pushed the brush size up to eight and detail up to eight and the textures up to three. Now, these are really high moves. You can see that you can only go up to three there. And that these are as far as you can go as eight rather ten. And I'm going to go down to eight. Eight, eight and three. And there we can see that we have that. So now I'm going to add another filter. Right here. Now, I'm not going to work on Fresco, I'm going to leave Fresco on top. I'm going to click on this bottom one. I'm going to create another effect there.

I'm going to say Art of Artistic and go into Brush Strokes and in brush strokes I'm going to use this Sumi-e. Okay, and there you can see also that I've pushed the stroke width way up to 14. All the way up to 14, the stroke pressure up to 14 and the contrast down, all the way up to 32. Moving these guys will make some changes, I'll bring it up, let's a bring it up even more, we'll bring it up to 34, alright, so there we hold, you see that we're having all this effect, now, on top of all this I'm going to put a third filter.

Third filter and we're going to bring this one way down to the bottom here, and this was going to be the texturizer filter. And which I'm going to go in there and I'm going to take the scaling and push it all the way to the top; which is 200%. And I'm going to take the relief and push that way up too, about a 35 and there you can see that now we have this nice texture, which is used for the, the asphalt on the sidewalk. Now. Another thing I want to look at is right here. The concrete. Right there. There's a little concrete base, right here, at the bottom of the lamppost.

So, that concrete. Let's create a new file. Go in here and create another file. And this is what I'm going to do, is I'm going to fill with a nice medium grey. Just like this. And I'm going to say, go ahead and fill it. With the foreground color. And there's a grey. And I'm going to go into that filter gallery again. And a filter gallery gives us this really nice little way of seeing things. And we see that we have all these different filters. So what I'm going to do is, I'm going to just throw these away. Let's throw that one away, and throw that one away. And the texturizer, well, let's, let's bring this down for now.

We're not going to use this right now. First thing I'm going to do is I'm going to go over here, and in the texturizer, right here, I have my first choice, which is craquelure. So, I apply that. Now, playing around with this, you can start to see that we get some really cool stuff. The crack depth, you can bring that down. The crack brightness. And, the spacing. Well, that's the one we're going to mainly work with, is push that spacing way up, so we get this nice kind of a effect like this. Now, this is a rough concrete.

It's not a smooth concrete like for a sidewalk. No. This is going to be a very rough concrete. So I'm going to push this up, about like that. So, we get that. So now we have these settings. What I'm going to do, say, add a filter. Do it again. And what I'm doing is applying the craquelure multiple times and you can see what it's doing to the overall effect. It's starting to get all these little crevices inside there. Which is starting to have the effect that I want. Maybe that one, the last one was a little too much so let's turn off a couple. Right there. There we go. And there's the basic effect.

Now, I go into my texturizer. Create a new filter on top of this whole thing. And say, texturizer. And here's where I'm going to give it that final little texture, by bringing up the scaling and the relief just a little bit. Let's bring up that relief just a tiny bit. And bring up that scaling some more. So that way we start to get this nice texture in there like that. And we punch up that relief just a little bit. Roughen up that concrete and there you could see that we have this nice little concrete wall. Click OK and we have this concrete texture that could be applied to just about anything.

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Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy

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    1. Retouching techniques: Improving a real estate photo
      8m 53s
  2. 8h 43m
    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
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    11. Creating spikes for a dragon tattoo
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    13. Creating a flower tattoo
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    14. Using a Fibonacci spiral to create a tattoo
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    15. Body shaping with Puppet Warp
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    18. Animating a 3D starfield
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    19. Creating an antique pub sign using Photoshop
      13m 1s
    20. Creating a custom brush to draw hair
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    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
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    26. Oakland Theater: Creating lightbulbs
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    27. Changing photo contents with Auto-Align Layers
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    28. Creating a metal grill
      9m 35s
    29. Red truck: Creating a headlight
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    30. Red truck: Creating chrome headlight trim
      7m 37s
    31. Red truck: Creating realistic metal perforations
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    32. Red truck: Creating wear on metal
      6m 18s
    33. Magazine cover: Using perspective to draw a room
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    34. Magazine cover: Creating a lamp
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    35. Magazine cover: Creating a wood floor
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    36. Damen Station: Adding multiple train cars
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    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
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    45. Wrapping a pattern around a 3D wine goblet
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    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

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