Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the iPhone icons, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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In the previous movie we saw how layer styles were crucial in creating the…reflections that make the case of the iPhone look metallic.…In this tutorial we're going to look at how layer styles were instrumental in…making all the icons on the iPhone look realistic.…I am going to zoom in on the main core of icons right here and we'll look at…individual ones, just as they come in to view here.…So right there, right off the bat we see the sun.…The sun's got some nice little tones to it.…Let's go look at it.…I am going to click on the sun itself and you see that the sun has two layer Styles.…
It has an Outer Glow and has a Bevel and Emboss.…Without it it's just a circle that was given a radial gradient going from a…light yellow to a darker yellow.…But the Outer Glow and the Bevel and Emboss made it look like the icons that…we see on the phone.…So if we go in there and turn these back on, you see there are the effects.…If we look at the Bevel and Emboss, we see that I made some changes to it.…The Screen and Highlight is still set to white, but the Shadow mode was set to a lighter yellow,…
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