Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a metal screen, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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In the Toys R Us store, getting real close right here, we'll zoom in to this area right…here, and we're going to see a interesting little pattern right there.…See these little patterns of these little fences with all these little holes…inside there that are at angles.…Looking at the actual file for the fence, it looks like this, but we're going to…do here is create that pattern of holes.…Now, it's very similar to the little quilted metal we did for the Nuts for Nuts…stand, but with an added detail.…
The quilted metal was just these little bumps in the middle, but this is holes…in the metal, and that right there adds a whole complexity.…The holes are little circles that are at angles, which adds that level of…complexity, because when you create a pattern of circles, it just would make him…straight up and down. But here they are at 45 degrees angles of each other.…So let's go in there and create this effect.…Now the first thing we need to do is to show our grid so that we get perfect symmetry.…
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