Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating denim, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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There are many materials in Times Square and one material in particular which is…pretty predominant in our society. That's blue jeans. And we're coming in close to…see that quite a few people are wearing blue jeans, and there these two…people are wearing blue jeans.…Here is more blue jeans, blue jeans here.…I'm going to zoom in on this one here.…This is John Knoll, one of the co- authors of Photoshop with his brother Tom, and…right here we have the original file that was created before the painting.…I'm going to zoom in down here on his jeans and we could see the denim…material right there.…
So what I'm going to do is I'm going to show you how this denim material was created.…Create a new file here and I'm going to fill this file with a color for our…denim, so I'll pick a blue like that and I'm just going to go ahead and fill that…with that color. Fill, Foreground Color there.…So in the layer on top of this I'm going to fill that layer with a 50% gray, a neutral density.…Now I'm going to return my colors to black and white and I'm going to use a…
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