Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating curtains , part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Techniques.
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In this and the next three movies, we're going to look at how the curtains and…various windows throughout Times Square were created.…In this movie, we're going to look at the windows right here in the Marriott Hotel.…We can see there's quite a few.…Now this is a low-res file, so let's look at the high-res version of this image.…There we see the windows.…Now this window here, the curtains are brightly lit because the lamp is right…next to them, and it's on.…This room down here, the light is somewhere else in the room,…way back here. The linen curtains are little softer. And in this room here it's dark,…so the curtains are just visible as these little swaths of light tones in there.…
Let's go in here and create these.…There's the room itself without the curtains.…And as you can see, each element is in its own layer.…So we're going to create all the curtains first with the Pen tool.…Now the first thing I am going to do is the curtains that are the heavy dark curtains,…the ones that block up the light for the room.…
In this installment, The Techniques, Bert shows the steps he took in Photoshop and Illustrator to create the lifelike detail in his incredible portrait of Times Square. The course follows him as he paints in steam, reflections, shadows, materials like fabric and metal, spot lights and neon light, and even 3D objects such as store logos and M&M'S. Bert shows how digital artists can recreate these effects at home, backwards engineering his artwork with painstaking attention to the tools and commands he used to get there.
- Working with reference materials
- Understanding Bert's alpha channel technique
- Creating complex reflections
- Adding fabric and other textures to objects
- Establishing perspective
- Using advanced blending techniques
- Creating patterns
- Working with Live Trace
- Creating 3D letters