Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a bottle, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Layer styles have been crucial in the creation of Times Square because layer…styles allow you to create a lot of effects that would normally take a lot…of steps to create.…We'll zoom in on the central area of Times Square here and we'll look at some…bottles up there in the edges of Times Square.…Let me show you why it was so important to use layer styles to create that effect.…So here we have a blank file and I have a path for the shape of the bottle.…Now, what I am going to do is I am going to pick a nice color and we are going…to say that this a nice apple cider, so I'll pick orangey color about like that.…
There is a nice color for our cider, make it a little deeper. There we go.…So it will be our nice clear cider and we are going to go in there and create a…layer which I'm going to call bottle.…Right there, I am going to fill that path with that color.…There is this nice orangey color.…Now I want to just have to give this bottle some dimension.…I want to bring up a very important point here.…
In this installment, The Tools, Bert demonstrates how he uses the brushes, filters, and textures in Photoshop to create everything from the trees in Central Park to the billboards on Broadway, and shares his techniques for keeping his project organized with layers and groups. He also touches on the importance of channels and channel calculations, and how the evolution of the tools in Photoshop from CS3 to CS5 shaped his work.
- Making a chain brush
- Understanding the layers in lights
- Using the 3D tools in Photoshop
- Using layer styles
- Creating wood and fabric textures
- Applying a layer mask
- Linking layer masks with layer styles
- Understanding channels