Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an iPhone case, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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The layer styles were so useful in so many of the tiny details in the painting.…I'll zoom in right here on this iPhone ad there that we see right there.…Now the iPhone was entirely created right here in Photoshop.…Here's the file for the iPhone itself before it was put into the billboard.…When look at it, we see here that we have the composite layer on top.…And underneath it we have all the individual layers that make up all the…pieces inside, including…way down here we have a whole another set which is the actual phone itself.…
So we can see all the layers that make up the phone.…You can see that we have the little labels and the little yellow line and…the pin and the 280,…all the different pieces that go into there, even the battery life is in there.…So what we're going to do is we're going to come down here and create this…phone from scratch.…I am going to go in here and see just the background.…We see here we have the paths.…Here is the basic paths and there is a couple of the symbols.…
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