Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the effect of a fading brushstroke, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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There is a very simple function of the Paintbrush tool or any other tool for…that matter that utilizes brush tip. That is called Fade.…Now the use of Fade can have a lot of different functions, but here in the…painting, we'll look at a couple places where we see such a fading brush.…Right here we see that some of the little highlights right here on this…lamppost, and also we them right here on one of the highlights on the edge of…this cab right there.…I can see where is really bright and then it's just slowly fading off into nothing.…
That's a real simple function of that tool.…So let's go in here and see how that works. Just so we can use him as highlights,…so I'm going to go inhere and just invert my background and I'm going to create…a couple of little effects here.…I'm going to take my brush and it's set to a size 36 and it just does this right now.…So when I go into my brush engine the function is under Transfer and what you…fade out is either the Opacity or the Flow.…What I am going to is I'm just going to turn this guy off completely, the Flow,…
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