Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating dirt and grime, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Dirt and grime, a product of all big cities throughout the entire world.…Times Square is no exception. No matter how many times a day you might clean it,…there is still that dirt and grime from just normal wear and tear in the…elements, and so on.…Looking throughout this scene, we'll see a lot of places where we see some dirt…and grime, like right here in this lamppost.…Go ingthere a real close so can you see there is a little dirt built up coming…down from the edges of the sign there.…The sidewalk, like right here, we'll get in real close right into this sidewalk area.…There you see some dirt and grime, some litter, little rough spots up here.…
I mean you can go way up on top here, like we'll look just like right up in here,…and we'll get real close into this area here, and you see that there are some…dirt and grime, little drips coming down from that pole, dirt everywhere.…Clean as much as you want, but it will always get dirty again.…Creating dirt and grime is really easy in Photoshop.…
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