Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a rough brushstroke look for the Tarzan sign, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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The new bristle brushes has made it easy to do a lot of special effects that…require the look of traditional brushes.…In Times Square there is billboard right up here for the play Tarzan and you…can see that it's made up of rough kind of letters.…Now I have the actual file in back. This is a low-res version so let's open…up the actual file.…Here we see that as we get closer you will see that there is a lot more…detail and you can start to see that the letters are in fact very rough looking…brushstrokes and you can see little hairs and stuff sticking out all over the place, …all of the things that make them look like they are rough brushstrokes.…
So let's go see how those were done.…So right here, I'm going to get my Paintbrush and I am going to choose one of…the bristle brushes.…I am going to use the softest one, this little round-bristle one here which is…one of my favorites.…The Round Fan. It allows you to go in there and be very loose with this thing.…I am going to modify it.…I am going to reduce the number of bristles that are there now and you can see…
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