Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Making the single loop chain, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Another gold chain in the painting is this one, worn by my wife Zosia.…Now getting in close on this one we see that this one is slightly different…than the one before.…This is made up of links that seem to be solid with a slight separation between them.…Creating this one is similar, but with a slight variation here and there.…So let's go to a blank file here where we're going to create the basic shape for…this particular link.…We won't use link there. We just choose one of these guys and make it really…small and I could just make a little loop like that.…
Now if you want it to be perfect then it helps sometimes to just use a path.…So I'll create a little path where I create a little loop like so, then I know…that my loop is exactly where I want it.…It is the shape that I want. Maybe I might want to curve it just a little bit like that.…Now that I have the shape that I need, I could make the size a little…smaller about like that, then I take that path and using that brush, I go…ahead and stroke it.…
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