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Using a brush to create the look of embroidery

From: Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools

Video: Using a brush to create the look of embroidery

Another brush similar to the one that we did for the chain was going to be employed here but with some slight modifications to it, and that is right here way up on this billboard. We see some embroidery. Right here on this little cloth placed over a dress or somewhere. It is little embroidery here is what we going to cover now. And basically this is being done with a specialized brush. I'm going to go in here and create that brush. Very similar to what we did for the chain, except this time it's going to be a little bit rougher. I'm going to go in there and use a very simple brush, hard-edged brush, nice and small, good size like that, and even smaller.

Using a brush to create the look of embroidery

Another brush similar to the one that we did for the chain was going to be employed here but with some slight modifications to it, and that is right here way up on this billboard. We see some embroidery. Right here on this little cloth placed over a dress or somewhere. It is little embroidery here is what we going to cover now. And basically this is being done with a specialized brush. I'm going to go in here and create that brush. Very similar to what we did for the chain, except this time it's going to be a little bit rougher. I'm going to go in there and use a very simple brush, hard-edged brush, nice and small, good size like that, and even smaller.

Here we go and make sure that there are no settings for it. Actually we could even add a little bit of a setting too, just a tiny bit, just to roughen up the edge, just a little. I'm going to just give it a slight Size Jitter, so it's not such a solid line. I'm going to go there and create this little shape, like so. And there it is. It is that simple. We can even maybe just make it even less pronounced, more like that. That's even better. Okay, so it starts to look like a single stitch. Now the fact that it's so irregular there could hurt us in a way but it would be okay.

We just kind of clean it up a little bit. Just make it a little bit even, and so on. Let's get rid of that last one. That's not good. There we go. So that's good, right there. I'm going to select that and turn that into a brush preset and we will call this Embroidery. All right, so now, we can throw it away and we're going to get a nice little pattern here that we're going to create for that embroidery to follow. So it's going to take this little shape that goes like so and then it's going to loop around like that, and then it would be another one inside here, which will look like that, and then maybe another one that comes in this way. So we are just going to create bunch of shapes inside here and then another one.

It's going to come round and engulf this whole thing this way like that, just some design. Now I'm going to set up a layer right there and I am going to get that brush and pick that brush we just created, which appears at the end here. Now right now it's doing that. So we're going to go in there and in the Brush panel we're going to give a little more spacing, so there. We have a little separations seen in the individual stitches. We are going to go in to Shape Dynamics, where we're not going to set up a Size Jitter. A very slight one. Let's just bring this back down.

And we're going to do a very slight Size Jitter, just a little bit, so that they are slightly different, and then the Angle, I'm going to choose give that a little bit of touch, 2%, just so that they start to angle off and I'm going to set this to Direction, so they are going to follow all my little stitching angles that I've set up there. And now that we have that, I'm going to go in there and reduce the size of my brush a little bit to the size that I want and I can take those paths and now go ahead and stroke them and we see that we have this embroidery. And anything I do on top of this is going to follow that same kind of a feel.

So we could see that we are getting some pretty cool little stitching that looks like that.

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Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools

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  1. 6m 34s
    1. Welcome to the tools used to create "Times Square"
      57s
    2. What is "Times Square?"
      5m 37s
  2. 1h 32m
    1. Using a Cintiq to control the brushes in Photoshop
      3m 33s
    2. Making the chain brush
      8m 49s
    3. Making the single loop chain
      6m 55s
    4. Creating a brush to make furry text
      8m 13s
    5. Creating the look of stitching on cloth
      5m 46s
    6. Creating a rough brushstroke look for the Tarzan sign
      3m 3s
    7. Creating a crochet look brush
      5m 32s
    8. Creating dirt and grime
      6m 16s
    9. Using brushes to create trees in Central Park
      6m 41s
    10. Using a brush to create the look of embroidery
      3m 3s
    11. Creating the stars on the wall of the Toys"R"Us image
      6m 24s
    12. Creating a fabric design
      3m 43s
    13. Creating the look of brick
      4m 27s
    14. Weathering bricks
      8m 23s
    15. Creating light bulbs
      6m 14s
    16. Creating the effect of a fading brushstroke
      5m 36s
  3. 15m 42s
    1. Creating a paper towel
      8m 5s
    2. Creating denim
      3m 25s
    3. Creating asphalt
      4m 12s
  4. 21m 3s
    1. Layer groups
      7m 59s
    2. Making the lights in the Toys"R"Us image
      3m 12s
    3. Understanding the layers in lights
      5m 20s
    4. Creating blinds with a 3D postcard applied to layers
      4m 32s
  5. 32m 55s
    1. Creating a bottle
      8m 50s
    2. Creating an iPhone case
      3m 35s
    3. Creating the iPhone icons
      3m 34s
    4. Creating a ladder
      6m 8s
    5. Creating the effect used on the Bubba Gump sign
      5m 7s
    6. Creating realistic glasses
      5m 41s
  6. 1h 56m
    1. Creating a fabric texture
      9m 46s
    2. Creating Julianne's pants
      9m 28s
    3. Creating a checkerboard pattern on a bottle cap
      6m 16s
    4. Creating a wood texture
      8m 26s
    5. Creating concrete and marble
      3m 14s
    6. Creating a brick pattern
      7m 12s
    7. Creating ribbed metal
      5m 40s
    8. Creating ribbing on T-shirts
      11m 18s
    9. Creating a lime
      8m 29s
    10. Creating leather
      2m 33s
    11. Creating rough animal skin
      4m 0s
    12. Creating a grill on a car
      6m 4s
    13. Creating a car light
      6m 2s
    14. Creating the windshield
      10m 39s
    15. Creating a metal screen
      4m 14s
    16. Creating a quilted metal effect
      3m 18s
    17. Creating wafer quilting
      4m 41s
    18. Creating a pattern on the wall
      5m 16s
  7. 6m 57s
    1. Making the clipping group used on the manga billboard
      6m 57s
  8. 10m 36s
    1. Applying a layer mask to create a reflection
      3m 53s
    2. Linking masks
      1m 35s
    3. Applying layer masks and layer styles to create a chain link in a necklace
      5m 8s
  9. 52m 35s
    1. Explaining channels
      4m 0s
    2. Creating a license plate with channels
      6m 47s
    3. Creating shadows on the cables
      5m 50s
    4. Explaining channel calculations
      3m 46s
    5. Understanding calculations in channels
      4m 32s
    6. Creating a manhole cover with channels
      15m 31s
    7. Creating wiring on lights with channels and calculations
      12m 9s
  10. 29s
    1. Parting words
      29s

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