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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1
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Adding the logo to a curved surface


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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

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In this movie, we're going to add a little title to our plane right there, a little logo that's going to be at here to this area here. But before we do that, we have to first position the plane how we want it. Now this plane is going to be crashing into a jungle. Now this scene back here is going to serve as our jungle. Now the plane is going to be coming in from this side right here, and it's going to be lodged in between these trees right here, it's just going to be kind of anchored in there. So, it's going to be coming this way. So right off the bat, the first thing we have to do is we have to go in there and rotate this plane.
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  1. 2m 12s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 14s
  2. 23m 11s
    1. Using clipping groups
      3m 33s
    2. Explaining alpha channels
      6m 29s
    3. Using layer masks
      3m 47s
    4. Creating alpha channels
      5m 56s
    5. Using Adobe Bridge to stay organized
      3m 26s
  3. 26m 6s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Preparing the scene: Retouching
      7m 36s
    3. Turning day into night
      6m 18s
    4. Creating the sky
      6m 24s
    5. Creating chimney smoke
      5m 34s
  4. 16m 23s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Creating the castle
      6m 14s
    3. Creating a floating island
      3m 29s
    4. The final composite
      6m 26s
  5. 29m 22s
    1. Introduction
      30s
    2. Creating the basic cliff
      4m 50s
    3. Including cliff details
      2m 38s
    4. Adding plateau details
      8m 53s
    5. Creating a cascading waterfall
      5m 31s
    6. Building a rock cliff
      2m 13s
    7. The final composite
      4m 47s
  6. 30m 49s
    1. Introduction
      40s
    2. Creating terrain
      3m 47s
    3. Adding buildings
      9m 18s
    4. Creating the planet
      4m 7s
    5. Creating planet rings
      9m 39s
    6. Adding atmosphere
      3m 18s
  7. 25m 4s
    1. Introduction
      49s
    2. Creating islands
      5m 56s
    3. Creating a beach
      4m 28s
    4. Adding a planet and a moon
      6m 42s
    5. Adding the secret base
      7m 9s
  8. 49m 34s
    1. Introduction
      33s
    2. Manipulating the plane with the Pen tool
      8m 12s
    3. Adding the logo to a curved surface
      4m 14s
    4. Compositing and aging the plane
      6m 14s
    5. Busting up the plane
      8m 54s
    6. Breaking glass
      5m 53s
    7. Adding moss and lighting
      7m 15s
    8. Adding water and reflection
      5m 2s
    9. Applying finishing touches
      3m 17s
  9. 26m 41s
    1. Introduction
      15s
    2. Creating the sea
      4m 15s
    3. Creating the dome
      8m 4s
    4. Compositing and colorizing the city
      9m 3s
    5. Adding a flock of birds with the Pen tool
      5m 4s
  10. 21m 6s
    1. Introduction
      22s
    2. Creating the scene
      7m 49s
    3. Making a castle on an island
      7m 16s
    4. Adding foliage
      5m 39s
  11. 27m 12s
    1. Introduction
      53s
    2. Composing the scene
      9m 6s
    3. Creating explosions
      8m 54s
    4. Adding flying debris
      3m 30s
    5. Applying finishing touches
      4m 49s
  12. 26s
    1. Final thoughts
      26s

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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1
4h 38m Intermediate Sep 18, 2012

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Discover how to use Adobe Photoshop, without any added fine art skills, to modify artwork and turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Author and illustrator Bert Monroy takes an unexciting photo and transforms it into an amazing dream sequence by combining it with other photos and techniques. His process touches on compositing, digital painting, masking, and other key image editing techniques. All you need is Photoshop, some images that could use a boost, and your imagination!

Topics include:
  • Creating alpha channels
  • Isolating content with clipping groups and layer masks
  • Turning a day sky into a night sky
  • Compositing photos
  • Creating tableaus
  • Blending color and tone in combined images
  • Painting in explosions
Subjects:
Design Photography Design Techniques Digital Painting Masking + Compositing
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Bert Monroy

Adding the logo to a curved surface

In this movie, we're going to add a little title to our plane right there, a little logo that's going to be at here to this area here. But before we do that, we have to first position the plane how we want it. Now this plane is going to be crashing into a jungle. Now this scene back here is going to serve as our jungle. Now the plane is going to be coming in from this side right here, and it's going to be lodged in between these trees right here, it's just going to be kind of anchored in there. So, it's going to be coming this way. So right off the bat, the first thing we have to do is we have to go in there and rotate this plane.

So I'm going to go in there and say Flip Horizontal so that our plane is now facing in the right direction. So now we're going to go get our logo. Now, I started to think of what kind of a logo I can put on here, and I remember that a little over 20 years ago, I did this Illustrator file for this company. They wanted me to create a logo, and I did a whole series of logos for them, and one of them was this logo little here. It was a company, I don't even remember which logo they ended up picking, but I thought this would be a great little logo to put on our plane, except I wanted to make some changes to it.

So it is an Illustrator file, and Illustrator will still open up its old files. So I opened it up in Illustrator and recreated it to look like this. So I changed the triangle as you can see, made it a little bigger, and I changed Productions to the word Missions, bogas Missions. I thought that would be prefect for our dead plane. So this is the piece we're going to do, and you can see that it's in separate layers. There is the triangle, it's by itself there in a layer. So what we are going to do now is I'm going to take the word Missions, the logo and the triangle, and I'm going to merge them together.

This also kind of reminds you as to why it's really important to keep things in layers, and the possibilities of being reused sometime. Now this is something I did over 20 years ago. But since everything was in layers then and using Illustrator, it was real easy to use it again now and just make the necessary changes to make it fit what I needed in this particular situation. That's why I put everything in the layer because it becomes this great collection of stock photography you might say or stock elements that can be used.

So I'm now going to take this and drag it into our scene of our plane there. Now I can say goodbye to this, don't save it, and there is our little logo, which I'm going to put in position right about there. Now I'm going to have to go in there and modify this a bit, so let's get a little closer, so we can see what's going to happen now. Now I could very easily just go into my Transform Tools, and I'm going to just say Command+T just to call it up. I hold down my Command key so that this will control it so that I can go and do a little skew like that, see? Now there is a little skew.

Now typically you might say well that looks good enough, that's perfect, that's just what you need, may be just a little more. Okay, there we here we go, that's perfect, but not really. It's not really perfect, why? Because of the fact that the plane is slightly curved, see? There is a curvature to this, and this straight line right here is kind of hiding the fact that the plane is straight. So if you want to be a perfectionist, and you want to make things just the way they should be, we're going to go in there and make that little curve to this. So what I'm going to do to it now is I'm going to go into my warp, Transform > Warp which is going to set up a nice little grid for me right here.

So I can now go in there, and we're going to take this side and just warp it ever so slightly. We're going to drag this down just a little, and we want to make it just a little bigger. So we can now pull this down just ever so slightly. So there we see that we have this curve that's now starting to follow the curvature of the plane, and we actually have these little bolts that we can use as guides. So there they are, following the bolts, and I can just bring this one down just a little bit, and we'll even curve it in just slightly just like that, so it starts to have that little bit of a curve to the edge of the plane.

And that's all, very slight moves right there, but just enough to make it look like now it is in fact painted onto our plane, and our plane is ready to be totally destroyed.

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