Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a wood texture, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Wood is an interesting texture because there are different kinds of wood and…different kinds of grains.…And here up in these windows here, there is a couple of different wooden textures.…I am going to zoom in up there, and we see that we have one texture right there.…There's a wooden texture.…There is another one, and here is wood painted over it with a couple of chips in it.…Here is another piece of wood and coming way over on this side, another…different piece of wood and a couple of pieces of wood on this side here, tons…of wood. Different kinds of woods, different kinds of textures.…
So, let's go ahead and create two different kinds of wood.…Now, keep in mind that the colors that you use are also going to determine the type of wood.…Certain woods have the same kind of a grain, but the actual wood color is…different--like a mahogany, as compared to say a cedar.…They will have very similar grains, but the colors would be totally different.…Then you will have something like a walnut or something where the grains 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