Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Weathering bricks, part of Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools.
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Those bricks we just created, we will take a step further in this tutorial.…We are going to weather them.…We are going to turn them into dirty and mossy, all the kind of stuff that would…happen to these things when exposed to the environment.…We are going to use again one of the existing brushes that we're going to modify…to do what we want it to do and of course we are going to put all that into a separate layer.…So I am going to go in there and get my Paintbrush and this time we are going…to use one of the Spatter Brushes that come with Photoshop. That's this group right here.…So the ones that come after the bristle brushes. We use the largest one, 59 right…there, which right now is going to do that.…
It just does a streak.…So we are going to go in there and modify that brush.…In our Brushes panel, we are going to give it a lot of separation so we that we…see the distinct tips, just like that.…Now we are going to go into our Shape Dynamics where we have the Size Jitter set up,…Minimum, so we have set it up and we are going to set up the Angle so that…
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