Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a grill on a car, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Patterns make up the solution for so many of the problems that came up during…the creation of Times Square.…One such problem is the grill in front of most of the cars.…If I zoom in here to this one taxi cab right here and we get really close, you see…that it has this grill.…And we can see through the grill to the inside there, and we see these nice…little highlights on it and so on.…Those little highlights are being caused by the fact that it is a metal grill and so on.…It picks up all those nice lights.…Now that is a pattern.…It has a curvature into it and so on, but that can all be modified once…the pattern is created.…
Let's go in there and create that pattern for the grill.…Now one thing that's very important in any kind of a pattern is perfect…symmetry, because it has to step and repeat.…Where it leaves itself off, it has to pick itself back up again and look seamless.…So in order to get that perfect symmetry, I am going to turn on my grid.…I'm going to get a little closer here, and using the grid as my guide--because that's…
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