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Breaking glass

From: Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

Video: Breaking glass

Now that we have this plane all crashed and broken up here, we are going to have to break up the glass. So I am going to get in real close here so we could see the glass, real close. And what we are going to do is create a layer right on top of this, where we are going to see the broken glass, and so I am going to go in here, and I am going to take my Pen tool. So my Pen tool will give me a lot more control. I am going to go in there and start breaking the glass. So what I am going to do is actually I am creating the negative area for the glass. So I am going to go in here and start to draw a bunch of splinters, the way I think the glass should have splinted.

Breaking glass

Now that we have this plane all crashed and broken up here, we are going to have to break up the glass. So I am going to get in real close here so we could see the glass, real close. And what we are going to do is create a layer right on top of this, where we are going to see the broken glass, and so I am going to go in here, and I am going to take my Pen tool. So my Pen tool will give me a lot more control. I am going to go in there and start breaking the glass. So what I am going to do is actually I am creating the negative area for the glass. So I am going to go in here and start to draw a bunch of splinters, the way I think the glass should have splinted.

Now here is a case where you might want to maybe break a window, not in your own house just somewhere, though I am not suggesting violence, but you should go out and break a window and see how it breaks. What does it look like? How does it look when the glass splinters and stuff? So that's what we are going to do here is we are just going to create the sense that this glass has been broken out. So we go in here and just create all these little splinters, and you notice in some cases, it's going right up to the edge and creating this little stuff going on here and here is our broken glass.

I am just going to click around just so I have enough of area covered where my glass has been broken. And I am just clicking, having good time with it, and let's just move that one, that's the beauty of the fact that we have our thing as a path is that I can maneuver it and play with it wherever I want. And those last couple of points we are going to knock out. So here we go, I am just going around, and let's pull this up.

So we are just going in, and let's just create a couple more. Okay, there is one glass. And we are going to break this one too. Let's close this window area and here we go. So there, there is our broken glass. Now that we have this area selected, what we are going to do is I am going to turn that path into selection, make it a selection, and I am going to do a couple of things to it.

One is I am going to go in there and in a new layer, a new layer for the broken glass itself, I am going to go in there, and I am going to go ahead and fill that with black. So I am going to go in there and choose the black, a nice deep color for thing, and we will go ahead and fill it, we'll just fill it, and there is the black. Okay, so now this layer right here, I got my layer, I am going to go to that layer and give it a Layer Style.

I am going to give it a Layer Style of Bevel & Emboss. Now I am going to sharpen this. I am going to sharpen it and make it real strong so I get really strong lights and darks. I am going to make it really small, just bring it down to about a 2, see what that is going to look like. That's fairly good, fairly good right there. In fact, we might even make it small or make it a 1. All right! So there, so there is our hard edge. Now we are not seeing the black stuff, so I don't want it to be black. I am going to go in there and pick a gray. So we'll pick a nice light gray, and we'll change this to Screen, which will allow the gray to show.

So now we got the top portion of our glass, but here we have all this broken glass, these big charred areas. I am going to click OK. Now, when we pull back, we see that now the glass looks like it's broken. Now that white in that area right there which is down along the bottom, it's a little strong, so I can go back into here and just bring down that white just a little so it's not just so strong, and I get a nice little effect like that, same thing with the gray, we will just tone it down just a little bit.

Click OK and here is the broken glass, which we are going to call it glass. Now, looking through the glass, let's turn this off for a second, we see that little area of the other side of the glass, the other side of the window, so what I am going to do is I am going to go in there and select that. I am going to use my magic wand, make sure I am in the plane layer right there, I am going to select that little area in there. There is that little area. So what I am going to do with that is in the plane, I am going to go in there and delete it, see? So now we see the jungle behind it because that's what it is we are seeing through this little thing.

And going back to the glass layer, here is the glass layer again, now there is the glass layer, what I am going to do is right in that area there, I am going to go in there and cut that area right out of my little window here by just going in there and say let's give this a mask. I am going to go in there and say mask it. Now I am seeing it only in there. So what I am going to do is simply invert the mask. So I am going to see everywhere else. Now, see that little edge that came up? I am going to go to my Bevel & Emboss. I am going to go into the Blending Options.

I am going to say that layer mask hides the effects. So right through that area we won't see the effect of our glass. Click OK. Now we see that this glass just expanded a little bit, so what I am going to do is I am just going to go in there and just cut out that little piece. So I am going to take my little Selection tool, and I got my glass. I am just going to go in there and cut this right through here, right through there, cut that piece out. I am going to take that piece, and I'm in the glass. I am going to go in there and just add a little black to that.

So there we see that we have that little extra little edge that that way it's showing through the window. So now when we look through that, we see the jungle through the glass, through the broken glass, and we see that all the glass is broken. Now in the next movie, we are going to finish the aging of the plane by adding the moss that has grown over the plane.

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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

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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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