Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the windshield, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Depicting glass can be quite a problem for some people.…In some cases, it's just a question of going in there and creating reflections.…That's what's going to give you the sense of glass.…Like for instance here, way over here we'll go to this window,…you see that there is glass there. How do you know?…Well, it's because it's a little lighter, when you see through it, and so on,…and there's reflections.…The reflections is what really makes it look like there is glass there.…What we're going to do is come in tight right here on this motorcycle here that my…good friend Jeff Schewe is driving, and look at that windshield.…
That's where we are going to work on right there is this windshield, because it…has all these shapes to it.…It's not just something you can see through it, but it also has all these tones…that are involved here.…So we're going to work on that.…Now right here we have the actual bike.…Here is the artwork that was created for the bike and as we are getting closer,…you'll see that it does have all these little highlights that it's picking up,…
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