Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a crochet look brush, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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In this tutorial we're going to modify an existing brush in Photoshop, one that…comes with the program, in order to make it do what we want it to do.…One of the things is going to be a somewhat complex and another one simple.…Let's zoom in and look at the complex one first.…Way up here we see this one bllboard and when I zoom in you'll see that the…shirt is made up of intricate crochet pattern.…Pulling back, we're going to zoom in on this simpler one, which is way down…here, which is the strings of lights that adorned this little enclosed eating…area of the Novotel Hotel.…
Those are the two we're going to do right now.…Like I said it's an existing brush, and that brush is going to be a solid circle.…Let's switch to a white and what it does is that.…It just creates a streak.…Well, that's perfect.…That's exactly what we want.…We're going to modify it though to do what we've need it to do.…In this particular case it's to crochet.…So in the Background layer I've added a nice little gradient of colors kind…
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