Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a fabric texture, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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In places where you're getting very close to the subject, like in this particular…case here we are looking really close at the blouse,…so we see that there is in fact a fine weave in the blouse right here.…So we are getting real close, so we can see that, and we see that there is a very…fine weave that's visible,…the fabric itself right through there.…So we can start to see it in these different places.…We can see how it's taking on the contours of the fabric as it folds.…So we need to create that kind of an effect.…
Now, in another movie I talk about creating that pattern.…Here we're going to actually apply it to a fabric.…So I have another file here where I've just created some simulations of some folds.…Now we are not going to see the fabric in the dark areas, but we are going to…see it going around the light areas, because in the light areas we'll see…through it and see that darkness underneath and so on.…So we need to go in there and apply it.…First, we have to decide exactly how these fabrics are folding.…
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