Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the look of brick, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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In this tutorial I'm going to show another existing brush in Photoshop that's…manipulated to perform a task needed to solve a problem.…Zooming into this area of the stone wall here we see the separations of the bricks.…See how there is a slight rough edge to those bricks all through there?…That's what we're going to create in this particular tutorial.…I'll create a new file here and this file we'll just fill it with a regular…color, let's say this dark tone here.…Let's make it a darker tone, a dark brown like that, and for the foreground color…we'll pick kind of a much lighter version of that.…
Let's say about like that.…That's good enough.…Now I'll just go and throw a gradient, radial gradient, into the scene right here like that.…Now I'm going to give this a little texture just to make it look kind of like a stone,…so I'm going to give this Filter > Texture > Texturizer, and we'll use…the sandstone and bring the Scaling up a bit and Relief just a tad higher, and…now we have the stone texture. Zoom in to 100%.…
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