Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating rough animal skin, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Textures take on many different forms, and each one depicts the article that it's covering.…So I'm going to go in here and zoom in another little tidbit right, there and we…have this really weird animal skin right there, all kinds of weird stuff happening to it.…So let's re-create that kind of effect.…Now keep in mind that I'm doing a particular thing here, but little variation in…what I'm doing, a little variation in colors and so on, …or setting of a filter can have a dramatically different effect on your final outcome.…So I totally encourage you to experiment, not take what I've done literally…and just go in there and start experimenting on your own, and find a whole…bunch of happy accidents that could give you a lot of solutions to problems…you'd be facing with. Let's go in here.…
I am going to create layer right here on top, and I want to fill it with a color.…Let's pick a nice kind of a brownish color like that, and I've just gone ahead and…filled it. Foreground Color, right there I'm going to give it Texturizer.…
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