Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a checkerboard pattern on a bottle cap, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Patterns appear everywhere.…They could be on a curtain or on the floor.…In the case of a little Snapple bottle here, it's a little tiny…checkerboard along the cap here.…Let's go see what one looks like.…We've got one here, and you can see that it has these three little rows of little…checkerboards, and it's a blue cap.…So we have to go in there and create that effect for our little Snapple cap here.…What I am going to do is I am going to zoom in real close, and the first thing…we're going to do is colorize the little cap so that it looks like the same blue.…
So I'm going to go in there and select this cap.…So I am going to go in there and just very carefully, with my Pen tool, surround…the area that's going to be the cap…just like so, and then come out here and just grab a big area just to refine it there.…So now I'm going to go in here and just get this just right, so there.…Now we're just picking up just that area of the cap.…Now this area back here is transparent, because this is in a layer.…
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