Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a fabric design , part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Sometimes a stitch is a part of the design in which is not just a thread going…through the fabric, but it's woven into the fabric itself.…In the Times Square I am in the center of the painting here, taking a picture of…my wife right there. That's me.…I am going to go to the actual high res version where we could see the detail of…the stitching here and I am going to come in real close.…So we see that the fabric has a design made up of these little stitches that you see there.…So I am going to create that kind of a thing for you right now.…
Now let me pull back first and we'll see that there are various paths for all…those different lines that we see throughout here.…Let's get a little closer and in our layers we just turn on the Background here…and just see that by itself.…Now we'll look at the paths.…There's is the paths for the shirt;…there's pants down below.…Here's the lines on the collar which you see right up there.…Here's the lines on the yolk of the shirt, right there.…And here's the lines on the back.…
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