Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a car light, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Here we are going to look at another pattern that's somewhat complex.…But keep in mind, you may never have to do what I am doing here in this movie,…but look at all the different steps.…A little modification here and there, a different color, different mode, it's…going to give you a completely different effect.…So take into account what is being done, not necessarily the subject.…I am going to come in real close on this cab right here, and we see that it's…got this little light right here on the side.…I am going to get really close on that light.…
And we see that it's got this nice little intricate little pattern happening…here and some lights and glares and stuff around it.…That's what we are going to create here.…It's this kind of a pattern right now.…Now that's complex, but it really isn't:…as you'll see, just a simple block with some layer styles.…So let's go in here and create that effect.…Let's get in a little closer.…I am going to create a little block right here, a little shape like that.…
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