Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating leather, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Textures, textures, textures!…They make something look like what it really is, and how you create that…texture is just a matter of understanding what's in Photoshop.…I'm going to come in real close on one of these mini textures right here--this…leather bag, right there.…On getting closer, you'll see that it's got some pretty nice grain going…through it, right there.…We're going to create this leather texture.…Now it's the texture I'm going to concentrate on in this movie.…All the little tones of the folds and stuff like you see in these cool…leather boots back here, that's all handled in the movie that deals with…folds of fabrics and stuff.…
So right now we're just going to create this texture.…If you're going to go in here, and I have a file, and I am going to fill this…file with this light gray, in a layer, right there. Just a light gray.…That's going to be our basic tone for our leather, and keep in mind that once…we have this texture and it's in the layer, we can apply it over any surface and…
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