The Making of Times Square: Part 1, with Bert Monroy

Digital painter Bert Monroy, who uses Photoshop and Illustrator to create realistic images, describes the processes used when making his painting of Times Square.

Digital painter Bert Monroy, who uses Photoshop and Illustrator to create realistic images, describes the processes used when making his painting of Times Square.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 02:00)

Comparing the Damen painting to this new project of Times Square

Lesson 2: Photomerging (Duration 05:43)

Bert begins the Times Square project by merging a series of photos and creating a reference for perspective in Illustrator

Lesson 3: Organization of Reference Material (Duration 07:57)

Collecting reference images and beginning the stone textured facade

Lesson 4: Creating the Stone Textured Facade (Duration 06:45)

Creating texture and dimension for each brick in the facade

Lesson 5: Creating Composite Files (Duration 08:25)

Structuring documents and bringing them together

Lesson 6: Making the Lamppost (Duration 08:32)

Examining the layers and other elements that make up the lamppost

Lesson 7: Creating a Traffic Light (Duration 08:38)

Relying on reference material to create this element in the painting

Lesson 8: Creating a 3D Logo in Illustrator (Duration 05:58)

There is a lot of detail involved in this sign and it all starts with Illustrator

Lesson 9: The Layers of Shrek (Duration 05:57)

Breaking down all that goes into creating the image of Shrek

Lesson 10: Creating the Face of Shrek (Duration 06:14)

Using images to help add the details to the face

Lesson 11: Making the Shrek Vest (Duration 06:02)

Creating the vest using masks and filters

Lesson 12: Video Game Box Covers (Duration 09:35)

Starting with basic shapes and building from there

Lesson 13: Row of Spot Lights (Duration 07:08)

Using pictures as reference, creating basic shapes in Illustrator and adding detail in Photoshop

Lesson 14: Three Dimensional Bolts (Duration 12:04)

Creating a 3D bolt using layers and layer styles

Lesson 15: Putting Flat Signs into the Third Dimension (Duration 05:15)

Bringing 2D signs created in Illustrator into a 3D perspective in Photoshop

Meet Your Instructor: Bert Monroy

Bert Monroy is considered one of the pioneers of digital art. His work has been seen in many magazines and scores of books. He has served on the faculty of…

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