Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a brush to make furry text, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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CS5 saw the introduction of a whole new set of brushes.…They are called the bristle brushes.…These brushes exist in your panel right there.…It's the first set of brushes that appear underneath the basic brushes, is all…these strange little icon brushes.…Now choosing any of the brushes and going into the Brushes panel, you see…that the Brush Tip Shape is where you first come into and you can see the controls there.…Go in to any of the other brushes, you see that the controls remained the same as such.…
But when you access any of the new bristle brushes, that Brush Tip Shape…panel changes completely to give you a whole new set of controls to work with these new brushes.…These brushes emulate real-world brushes, giving you the ability to control the…number of bristles, the length of those bristles, the thickness, the stiffness…and the angle of those particular brushes.…You also get this additional little animated preview up here.…So that as I'm working with the brush, you could see that it's moving around…
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