Master illustrator Bert Monroy walks though the process of creating realistic commercial illustrations with Photoshop.
- [Voiceover] Hi, my name is Bert Monroy. Unlike my Dreamscapes, where I'm manipulating photographs, this is more like my paintings, where I'm creating things from scratch. With a slight difference, instead of creating some rusty bar sign, or some pretty little vista, we're creating actual products here, like what we see on the screen, a nail polish bottle. The kinds of things you might be faced with in your work schedule. Here's another little cosmetic. And here's a temperature control unit, which required a cut away. And these two pieces here, a book, and a lamp, which are part of an overall magazine cover that I show how it was done.
It's a question of going in there and knowing how lighting works, how reflections work, and so on, to make things looks realistic. Be it a compact or a lamp, it's showing all the steps that go into making it up. Now what's important here is that you might never have to make a nail polish bottle or a lamp, but it's the steps that are important. It's not not what I'm doing, it's how I'm doing it. Because how I got that little glare on the edge of the bottle might be just the answer you're looking for for something you're faced with in your work flow.
So now let's have some fun. Let's see how this all comes together, and see what we can learn along the way.
- Creating a lamp
- Adding realistic lighting
- Adding a wood texture to flooring
- Creating metal grills, bolts, and buttons
- Creating a cutaway view
- Adding shadows and reflections to glass
- Colorizing artwork
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Magazine Cover
2. Temperature Control Unit
3. Nail Polish Bottle
4. Eye Shadow Compact
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