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Pixel Playground

with Bert Monroy

Video: Blue Truck: Rust spot

- Like the last few weeks, we're going to look at one more thing about my youth painting blue truck, which you see on the screen right there. Going to come in real close to look at some of the damages down here. There we go, see this little rust spot right there? A little paint peeled away and show some rust underneath, a little paint about to peel, that's what we're going to create this week. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go in there and create a new file. Again, small, low res just so we can get a feel of what it's going to look like. And I'm going to go ahead and fill it with a nice deep blue, just like that.
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    1. Blue Truck: Rust spot NEW
      7m 43s
    2. 31m 42s
      1. Blue Truck: Headlight
        7m 41s
      2. Blue Truck: Creating a screw
        11m 33s
      3. Blue Truck: Grill
        12m 28s
    3. 41m 36s
      1. Creating a panic button
        11m 21s
      2. Making a cartoon car even more cartoony
        6m 29s
      3. Creating a cartoon book
        16m 54s
      4. Creating a stylized postcard
        6m 52s
    4. 29m 14s
      1. Creating letter reflections on a neon sign
        7m 45s
      2. Type effects in Photoshop: Using gradient and stroke layer styles
        7m 35s
      3. Creating a 3D chocolate candy in Photoshop
        7m 4s
      4. Type effects in Photoshop: Mossy 3D type
        6m 50s
    5. 43m 46s
      1. Colorizing black-and-white sketches
        11m 18s
      2. Making bubbles: Using the Brush tool
        7m 23s
      3. Making bubbles: Adding highlights
        5m 51s
      4. Creating a Photoshop 25th anniversary sign
        9m 59s
      5. Type effects in Photoshop: Honey
        9m 15s
    6. 37m 52s
      1. Easter basket: Adding a bow and the eggs
        10m 26s
      2. Placing lettering on plastic
        10m 5s
      3. Using brushes to create a twisted pair of wires in Illustrator
        6m 4s
      4. Creating an Art Deco bistro sign
        11m 17s
    7. 34m 37s
      1. St. Patrick's Day card: Creating a shamrock and a pot of gold
        9m 13s
      2. St. Patrick's Day card: Adding the details
        8m 13s
      3. Creating a 3D Easter egg
        7m 38s
      4. Easter basket: Creating the basket
        9m 33s
    8. 36m 43s
      1. Making a piece of candy: Adding the jelly filling
        10m 51s
      2. Creating a Valentine's Day card
        10m 10s
      3. Turning a daytime scene into night
        8m 24s
      4. Using Photoshop's Displace filter to create a waving flag
        7m 18s
    9. 45m 43s
      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
      5. Making a piece of candy: Creating the chocolate base
        12m 7s
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. 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
    19. 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
    20. 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
    21. 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
    22. 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
    23. 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
    24. 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
    25. 21m 8s
      1. Using a Fibonacci spiral to create a tattoo
        4m 19s
      2. Body shaping with Puppet Warp
        4m 1s
      3. Type effects in Photoshop: Pillow
        6m 46s
      4. Type effects in Photoshop: Clouds
        6m 2s
    26. 42m 37s
      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
    27. 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
    28. 23m 36s
      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

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Take a 10-minute recess every week and join Bert Monroy in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, the playgrounds of digital artists. Every Friday Bert walks through a fun, self-contained project that tests your skills and challenges the imagination. These programs aren't just image editors; they are sandboxes for creativity and experimentation. Take a spin through a carousel of tools and get reinspired, each and every week.

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Blue Truck: Rust spot

- Like the last few weeks, we're going to look at one more thing about my youth painting blue truck, which you see on the screen right there. Going to come in real close to look at some of the damages down here. There we go, see this little rust spot right there? A little paint peeled away and show some rust underneath, a little paint about to peel, that's what we're going to create this week. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go in there and create a new file. Again, small, low res just so we can get a feel of what it's going to look like. And I'm going to go ahead and fill it with a nice deep blue, just like that.

Okay so now what I'm going to do is I'm going to give it some tonality sisters to have a little sense of movement to it so I'm going to add some noise to it, right there like that. And I'm going to give it a little Facet, Pixelate, Facet, just to break it up a little bit, just like that. That's starting to look good. And then I'm going to pull back a little bit and I'm just going to give it a little bit of tone, just a little tone here and there. So I'll add a little lighting right up in here. Just to lighten that up just a little bit up in there like that.

And then we'll darken it. Give it a little darkening right down here just to give it a little shape. You know, just to give it some shape. Then we're going to just go in here and start to create our little thing. I'm going to do it freehand with my lasso. So I'm going to go ahead and just go in here and start to create this little shape that's going to be my little rust spot. And I'm just going to go in there, I'm kind of following my original of the same kind of basic shape that I had. And then go woop, straight up, and go across, and up, and let it close right there.

So that's it. So in a totally new layer, let's go into our Layers and we'll create right here we'll call it rust spot. And I'm going to fill that with a nice dark color let's just fill it with a black. Let's fill it with black right there. Alright, deselect. So there's our basic rust spot right there. So what I'm going to do now is I'm going to go in here and start to give this some texture and some good sense of what it's supposed to be. So I'm going to go in and first of all, double click on it to bring up the good old Bevel & Emboss.

And what I'm going to go is I'm going to give this a little Bevel & Emboss, or I could even give it a little inner shadow. And so in fact let's do it that way so we have it all on one side. I'm going to click OK and say give it an inner shadow. And I want the light to be coming from say down here so a little shadow will be in here but it ain't going to be black. It's going to be white because the edge of our paint right there. Or we can even go and give it a nice blue. Say a blue about like that.

Nice blue-ish color. Just about like that. And we're not seeing anything because it's set to the mode of a shadow which is Multiply. So I'm going to set this over to Screen. And there we can see that now we got that little edge down there, see? We have that light coming from right about there. And we can choke it a bit. So i'ts a hard, hard edge and I'm going to make it a little bit smaller. Let's bring it down to about a 3. Even smaller, we'll bring it down to 2. Okay and we'll bring the distance down to about 3. There we go.

So now we just have this little edge right around there just like that, see? Just like that. And we're also going to give it an inner shadow or drop shadow but we'll do that one later. That's good for now. So now what we're going to do is right on top of this I'm going to start to create my rust. So I'm going to do it in a separate layer, and we'll call it the actual rust. And I'm going to get some colors for it. So I'm going to get a nice deep brown, really deep brown like that. And for my foreground color, or my background color I'll get a kind of a orangey color about maybe like that.

That's good. So I'm going to get my paintbrush and choose one of the spatter brushes. So I'm going to get say this guy right here, I like that one for rust. And I'm going to go into my brush engine where I'm going to give it some spacing, bring up the spacing a bit. Not that much, there you go, just enough. And shape dynamics I'm going to say give it a size jitter, so we're going to have different sizes. And bring the angle all the way to 100% so that every tip is going to look different. And I use that effect for so many things, for dirt, and rust, you saw me use it for the screws of the car a few weeks ago.

So I'm going to go in there and give it a little color dynamic. So I'm going to say apply to each tip, but I'm going to kind of bring this hue down quite a bit, but I am going to bring up the saturation jitter just a tight bit, and the brightness. So now I can go in here and start to draw and you can see what I'm getting. I'm going to make it bigger and just kind of start to get these basic tones right in there like that. I got to get all these basic tones right into there and kind of fill this area up. So I have it nice and in there. It's all in there. Good.

So now I'm going to clip that. Clip it so it's all confined inside of that area just like that. So now that we have that I'm going to go in there and let's start doing a few things to this to make it really start to look like it is in fact, inside this area here. So I'm going to go in there with my burn tool, and we can use one of those messy brushes too. We can use that for any of our tools and we'll just kind of throw some tones into certain areas.

Just so it starts to get a little darker in certain areas so it's a little more worn and so on. So we start doing some of these kind of things in certain areas. In others we're going to dodge it. So we can lighten a few areas like say right in here. We can kind of lighten some of these areas that have been picking up some light just to start to make it all much lighter and so on. And we can take the overall thing and just kind of darken it. Just so it starts to look a little messier. There we go. Click OK. So now we're going to start to do some more things to this.

One thing I'm going to go in here and select what's going to be this little piece of the background or the paint that's just kind of broken off here. Right in here like this. Alright. And that's in our background. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to say send that to a new layer, new layer via copy. And I can take that new layer and put it on top. There it is right on top. And what I'm going to do here is I'm going to go in and add a little lightening to it.

And I'll lighten that up. See it's just this little area that's breaking off, just like that. So it's picking up this little edge just like that, right there. And I'm going to duplicate that guy right below itself right there. And this one I'm going to lower with my move tool I'm going to bring it down just a little bit, right there like that. And this one I'm going to go in and darken considerably. So I'll go into my hue saturation and I darken that. And there you can see we have that little edge in there.

Little edge that just popped up in there. Now that's just where the paints peeling a bit. We can give that a mask now, so I'm going to go in there and say give this a mask, And say give it a mask. And actually give it to this guy. Give it a mask and then we can just hide some of those parts that we don't want. Like right up in there. Just get rid of that. We don't need that little guy. Okay we can even erase it if we want, but there we go. So we get just the hint of a little crack there. And then back in here in our rust again what we can do is to reflect the fact that this paint is peeling, by throwing some shadow under there.

I'm going to go in there and start to let's go to our shadows and start to really darken it back there because this

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