Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Layer groups, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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In this tutorial, we're going to look at layer groups.…Layer groups allow you to take multiple layers and put them into a single…folder, making it easy to organize things, especially when you have image like…Times Square which is made up of so many different objects that are made up of…so many different layers.…It allows me to go in there and keep things organized and easy to find.…We're going to look at how the layer groups also made it easy to go in there and…get complex areas simplified.…We're going to zoom in over here on this Marriott Hotel right here and we are…going to get a little closer and we see that there's multiple rooms here.…
Now, this is a low res file, so I am going to open up the actual file for that…building itself which is right here.…Now there's a lot of pieces missing.…I only create the pieces that are visible.…But this is high res version, so if we zoom in closely, we could see all the…details that's involved in each room.…Now being a hotel, all the rooms in a line are pretty much the same.…
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