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Pixel Playground

with Bert Monroy

Video: Blue Truck: Rust spot

- Like the last few weeks we're gonna look at one more thing about my used painting blue truck, which you see on the screen right there. Gonna come in real close. Just look at some of the damages down here. There we go. See this little rust spot right there? The little paint peeled away and show some rust underneath. A little paint about to peel. That's what we're gonna create this week. So, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go in there and create a new file, again, small, low res, just so we can get a feel of what it's gonna look like, and I'm gonna go ahead and fill it with a nice, deep blue.
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    2. Placing lettering on plastic
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  7. 34m 37s
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    4. Easter basket: Creating the basket
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      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
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    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
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    1. Increasing precipitation: How to make a rainy-day photo look rainier
      9m 34s
    2. Retouching techniques: Improving a picnic scene
      9m 28s
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      9m 29s
    4. Retouching techniques: Improving a real estate photo
      8m 53s
    5. Adding a billboard to a photo
      7m 52s
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    1. Oakland Theater: Creating lightbulbs
      15m 33s
    2. Changing photo contents with Auto-Align Layers
      6m 36s
    3. Creating a metal grill
      9m 35s
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    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
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    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
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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 gonna look at one more thing about my used painting blue truck, which you see on the screen right there. Gonna come in real close. Just look at some of the damages down here. There we go. See this little rust spot right there? The little paint peeled away and show some rust underneath. A little paint about to peel. That's what we're gonna create this week. So, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go in there and create a new file, again, small, low res, just so we can get a feel of what it's gonna look like, and I'm gonna 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 so it starts to have a little sense of movement to it. So, I'm gonna add some noise to it right there like that and I'm gonna 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 gonna pull back a little bit and just gonna give it a little tone. Just a little tone here and there. So, add a little lighting right up in here just to lighten that up just a little bit right 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.

Just to give it some shape. And then we're gonna just go in here and start to create our little thing. Now, I'm gonna do a freehand with my lasso. So, I'm gonna ahead and just go in there and start to create this little shape that's gonna be my little rust spot. And I'm just gonna go in there and I'm kinda following my original of the same kinda basic shape that I had and then go whoop, 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 gonna fill it with a nice, dark color. Let's just fill it with a black. Let's fill it with black right there. All right, 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 gonna go in and first of all, double click on it to bring up the good old Bevel & Emboss.

And what I'm going to do is I'm going to give this a little Bevel & Emboss or I can 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 gonna 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 being here but it ain't gonna be black. It's gonna be white 'cause it's the edge of our paint right there or we can even go and give it a nice blue. 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 gonna set this over to Screen, and there we can see that now we got that little edge down there, see? And that light coming from right about there and we can choke it a bit. So, this is a hard, hard edge, and 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 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 gonna do it in a separate layer and we'll call it the actual rust, and I'm gonna get some colors for it. So, I'm gonna get a nice, deep brown. Really deep brown like that. And for my foreground color, or my background color, I get a kind of a orange-y color but maybe like that.

That's good. So, I'll get my paintbrush and choose one of the splatter brushes. So, I'm gonna get, say, this guy right here. I like that one for rust and I'm gonna go in my brush engine where I'm gonna give it some Spacing. Bring up the Spacing a bit, not that much, there you go. Just enough. In Shape Dynamics gonna say give it a Size Jitter. So, we're gonna have different sizes and bring the Angle all the way to 100% so that every tip is gonna look different. And I used 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 gonna go in there and give it a little Color Dynamics. I'm gonna say apply to each tip but I'm gonna kinda bring this hue down quite a bit but I am gonna push up the Saturation Jitter just a tad 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 gonna make it bigger and just kinda start to get these basic tones right in there like that. I'm gonna get all of these basic tones right into there and kind of fill this area up so that I have it nice and in there.

It's all in there. Good. So, now I'm gonna clip that. Clip it so it's all confined inside of that area just like that. So, now that we have I'm gonna 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 gonna 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 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 kinda things in certain areas. In others we're going to dodge it. So, we can brighten a few areas. Like, say, right in here we can kinda lighten some of these areas that have been picking up some light just to start making it all much lighter and so on. And we can take the overall thing and just kinda darken it. Then it starts to look a little messier. There we go, click OK. So, now, we're gonna start to do more things to this. One thing, I'm gonna go in here and select what's gonna be this little piece of the background or the paint that's just kind of broken off here, right in here like this.

All right. And that's in our background. So, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna 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 gonna 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 gonna lower with my Move tool.

I'm gonna bring it down just a little bit right there like that and this one I'm gonna go in and darken considerably. So, I'll go into my Hue/Saturation and I darken that, and there you can see we've got that little edge in there. Little edge that just popped up in there. Now, that's just where the paint's peeling a bit. We can give that a mask now. So, I'm gonna go in there and say, "Give this a mask," and I'll 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 could 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 'cause it's picking up this little shadow from this little piece that cracked right through there like that and so it's got this little shadow right in there like that. And we can kind of very lightly start to throw little dark tones right along some of the edges 'cause they're picking up where the paint has peeled away and so on.

Okay, and we threw a couple down here just where we can see that the paint has peeled away ever so slightly right there and there. Okay and a couple in here. And okay. And then to the actual background I'm gonna start doing a little playing around there too. So, I'm just gonna kinda darken some of these little edges just a little bit. Some of those edges where they've kind of twisted away and they've kind of getting darker right in some of these little areas, right in there and in here, just little areas, and then a little lightening just where they've kind of cracked a little more.

I'll go in there and just kind of lighten little areas where they're just peeling up just a tad, just a little bit, and just starting to pick up some light. And right in there like that and a little bit right in here. We're lifting. So, you can see I'm just very loosely doing it to certain areas. I'm not being very uniform. I'm trying to get it just as smooth as I can just so it's just right, right in there like that. Now, if I want, I can always roughen this rough spot itself.

So, I can go in there and now with a very tiny eraser I can go in there and just kind of break it up even more so it starts to have more of that sense of being rough. Just doing it like that. And there you can see that we have our little rust spot and the paint is peeling away, it's got a little light edge to it and so on, and we can go in there and lighten that, there's that little darker spot.

Let's bring that down just a little more, there we go, until we have that little edge, and we can throw a little highlight right in here. We'll throw a little highlight right through this little area right there where it's picked up a little light and then maybe a little light right there, and then darken other parts. So, we'll just go in there and say darken that little corner, darken this little spot there, right in there, and you can see that that's got that nice little sense that it's pulled up, and I'm gonna go in there and just lighten it up. I'm gonna lighten that area until it starts to look like it's peeled away, and there we go.

There we see that we have... The paint has broken away and just in case we wanna give it a little more life I'm gonna create one more layer we'll call cracks, and I'm gonna go in there and get a nice, deep, deep blue, let's say we base it on that blue right there and a little deeper, click OK, and I'm gonna make the brush really small, and let's just draw a couple little cracks in certain places and I gotta use the paintbrush for that. Okay, let's make it really small and let's make sure that we have none of these little things here.

We'll just take off the Color Dynamics. We'll turn that off and we'll just draw a little crack right through here. A tiny little crack and we give it, make it smaller so it becomes this little tiny crack right in there, and another one here, and one more here, and one right there. Now, they dont really look like cracks yet but what I'm going to do to those is I'm gonna go in to that layer that has the cracks and give it a little Bevel & Emboss, and there you can see the light's coming from above so you're gonna get that effect and then, let me undo this.

Let's turn off the Global Light and say we want those little cracks to come from down there, and you can see the little highlights that are starting to form. Okay, let's bring this down to 1 and make it really strong so we get really strong little highlights and shadows, and there you can see that now we have all the little cracks and they start to look right, and any way I draw is gonna create another crack that's gonna have that same kind of lighting. So, what we're going to do is right here we're going to go in and start to paint some of this stuff here where they've cracked in certain spots, and there you can see that we have this little rust damage.

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