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Red truck: Creating chrome headlight trim

From: Pixel Playground with Bert Monroy

Video: Red truck: Creating chrome headlight trim

This week we're going to continue on this particular piece, the red What I want to do this time is, I'm going to concentrate on Okay, and these So, if I want to go in here and spherize this, here's the filter.

Red truck: Creating chrome headlight trim

This week we're going to continue on this particular piece, the red truck and see another aspect of how this thing was created. What I want to do this time is, I'm going to concentrate on this chrome part of the lamp right here with the reflections. So reflection here of the grill, and reflections here from trees, and some sky and the fender right here. Right here. So, we got here the file of the light, this is the original file, which has a lot of pieces, I have turned a lot of them off so we can just see the basic structures that we have here.

Now way down here I have a blue disc. See, that's the outside part. It's going to be the rim. We look at just that and you see it's just a big circle with a little hole cut out where I put that little clamp. And, here there's this white one. Right here there's a white lamp. See, there's the lamp. Right behind it is a gray field which is just extending just a little beyond to give us that rim along the edge. So what I did is I created a couple of things to become the reflections. Now up here, you'll see this little scene.

Now it's nothing fancy here, see the pieces of it, I started with a little blue tone here, and turn this one on, there we go, we have this little scene, I'll just turn all these guys off, there you go, just set a little tone, and then we have this some clouds there, and then we have a little concrete area. And there's some trees that we just created using the various tools, like this one you might recognize, which is one of my brushes. Which is the one right here of the little maple leaf, right there. There's the little maple leaf we used to create this. And all these were created using the little grass brushes, right there.

Okay, and these up here we just created with another tiny little leaves that was created and using these leaves to create some of these bushes and stuff down here. So, all these have come with Photoshop. These are embedded in here in the loading of brushes natural brushes and such. The others, three grass ones, or two grass ones and the maple leaf are right there at the top level. So they were created with that. So, we can close that up, and right there, what I've done is I've combined them. Combined them into one image. So let's turn that on. There it is.

Now, there's a couple of ways in which we could do this. Now, one old way, which is when I originally created this, was use the sphere ice filter. Now let's pull back a little bit and see what's going to happen here. So here's the scene. So, if I want to go in here and spherize this, here's the filter. I use the Spherize Filter, which is under Distort > Spherize. Now it's going to go in here and you can see what it's doing right here. And I, all the way 100%, click OK and you can see what's going to happen. It's going to go in there and it just kind of bubbled it up. See? Let's undo that.

What we're going to do now is we're going to take this and move it over. Move it over to the right like that. Just like that and now apply that filter. Come up here and say Spherize. And you see that now what's happening, look at this edge, see? So as we move the image over to here it's going to be distorted right into this little area here. So click OK and you'll see that now it's going to start to hit that twisted effect, see? And we do it again And we could do it a few times and we could see that it's going to start to give me that nice kind of a curvature right there, see, for inside.

But, things have gotten a lot better since I first created this piece because now, we have a little thing called warp. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go over here and let's go back into right here and let's take this guy and we're going to go ahead and trap him right off the bat. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to move him down. Moving that, in front of that blue layer, the one that's the actual chrome. So we'll come down here and just move it down. Just put it right here, for now, till we can move it down here. Okay, it's way down here somewhere. There it is, and we'll put it right there on top.

Okay, right there. Okay, so now we see it trapped inside there. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go here and I'm going to warp it. So I'm going to go into warp and there's my grid. Which I'm, what I'm going to do is I'm going to start to bring this around, bring these guys over and bring these guys way in like that, there. So now I can start to really twist this around so I start to get a really tight little effect in here. And let's move this around. Let's get these guys over. So now you can see what's starting to happen here, and we're getting all this nice little twist.

So I'm going to start bringing these guys around, and as I start to bend this. You can see that manipulation these outsidee handles is giving me all this distortion here and it's no problem, I can move it over. Just hitting my cursor keys here to move this thing into position right there where I want it so I can see ti better. So now can start to manipulate this even more. So I could start to really twist it to the point where it's going to be really nice and tight in there like that. And I can really follow the curvature of this, this sphere. So I can kind of really follow it just like that.

Bring this guy in, bring this guy up, bring these handles in so that they start to really follow that curvature of my little sphere here. So I start to move them in. And let's move this guy out. Let's get that handle out, and bring it over. There we go. And there we can see where we're starting to get this nice little curvature in here. And we can tighten it up even more, just to get that, that curve that we want. Now, if it isn't, if it's opening up, no problem. We can just very easily finesse it until we have it exactly the way we want it.

And once we have it, we click OK and there we'll, we'll have this nice curvature inside of that little area of chrome. Now in the case of the truck itself, the grill on the other side, now here we're curving it this way. Now the truck, we're going to have to do that a little differently. So what we're going to do is I'm going to select this portion of the truck right here. This little portion right in there. And we're in the track in, I'm going to say, send that to a new layer. A new layer via copy. So now I can take this guy away, and we'll move this up on top of the scene as well.

And it's out of our field of view right now. It's right in there somewhere, right there. So what we're going to do is, we're going to go in and warp that as well. So this we're going to warp, going inward. Bring this in. Bring this in. Bring this out. Okay? So now we're going to start to twist these guys all the way around to this side. Let's bring this in. Bring that in. And you can see how we're starting to get this curvature. And these handles, they, I gotta really control these handles so that we're basically creating a new shape out of this, that's going to follow the contours of our little chrome.

And as we start to bring it around, we could see that we're starting to get our little grill in there. There's the grill visible and we could bring these guys all the way down so that we can really get a good sense of how this is going to bend up and twist it and more and really bend it so that we get a really strong kind of a bent-up grill back there. And there you can see how the other side got just a little reflection, that just got distorted inside of this area here to create the effects. And here, when you take your time and do it right, there you can see the effect of one on that side, and here's the other.

Now, these other little tones in here, they're just little layers that were added. Like here, you look at this little layer right here, it's just that little red, just a little red tone lighting in there, which was the reflection of the bumper on the side. There's a little edge there that's added, some speckles and so on. And that's basically the effect of how it's created to create that nice little tone inside the chrome.

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  1. 14m 21s
    1. Making a New Year's 2015 card NEW
      14m 21s
  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
      7m 6s
    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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