Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating ribbed metal, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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We are going to look at the pattern that exists here in the Times Square scene,…which is right up here, this little pattern right there, these little ribs.…And you notice that here there's a little place where the little ribs are…protruding beyond this sheet here,…these little rounded tops and so on.…We are going to create this pattern right here.…Now keep in mind that in this tutorial I am going to be doing it the way I did…it for Times Square, this gray tone.…Variations in color or any of the steps that I am going to show you now will…result in a totally different kind of an effect.…
So keep in mind it is not what I did, but how I did it that's important.…So let's go in here and create this little pattern.…So I am going to create a long rectangle, like so, and in a layer I am going to…go ahead and fill that with a 50% gray, right there.…So this is 50% gray. I am going to go in there and start adding some tones to it.…But one thing I am going to give it a layer style of Inner Glow, which I will…
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