Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a paper towel, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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There are many surfaces throughout Times Square, made up of many different…materials. There's glass and metals and woods.…I want to discuss how some of these materials are recreated and filters in…most cases is the answer to creating these effects.…I am going to look at one of the little sections of the things that are in…the streets of Times Square and that's a little Nuts4Nut stand right here and…I am going to look at something that's a household item, the little paper towels right there.…So what we are going to do is we are going to create new file here and we will…create our own little roll of paper towels.…
So it requires drawing at first to go in there and create the shapes that we want.…So we will create a little circle, a little bit of an ellipse right there…like that, which could be the side of the roll right there, and I will create…another one right inside, which would be the center of the roll.…I am going to just put that right there in the center like that.…I am going to duplicate this one and bring it way over here and I am going…
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