Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the effect used on the Bubba Gump sign, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Layer styles can be so effective in creating the third dimension, because…basically, layer styles are lighting effects.…If you look at the names of the layer styles, you have Inner Glow and Drop…Shadow. Most of these things are the effects of light on an object.…Now to create some effects in the painting here, like for instance we'll zoom…in on this little sign right up here and you can see that you get the…impression that they're light bulbs behind that sign.…It has that glow toward. That little darkness along the edges gives it that…impression that they are light bulbs inside there.…
And the the same thing will happen over here.…You can see that again there is this little dark haze that's going on. That gives…an impression that there are two long bulbs right inside this area here.…A very simple use of the layer styles can give you these really accurate effects.…Let's go in here and create a 3-dimensional effect for this little sign here.…That's the Bubba Gump sign from the painting, but we're going to make it 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