Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating realistic glasses, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
- View Offline
Layer styles will add dimension to just about anything they're applied to…depending on how well you apply them.…Now they don't have to be glaring effects.…They could be very subtle.…Like right here, when we see Kevin Connor from Adobe, he has got some glasses on.…I want to create the effect of these glasses and show you how layer styles was…crucial in making them look realistic.…I have here another file, which is a copy of that where I have gone ahead and…flattened a bunch of the layers, and we can see that there are the glasses real close.…What I am going to do is I am going to eliminate the front group here, which…is that front area.…
Let's pick up this blue right here, that we have of the glasses. Right there…let's pick up the blue and then we'll turn this off.…And you can see that I have paths for the glasses right there.…So what I am going to do is I am going to select the outer frame path…right there, and then in a new layer I am going to create a layer on top…of this right there.…I am going to create this layer and let's put it outside here and we are…
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