Today, USING YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHS, you will be experimenting in Adobe Photoshop to create 4 edited images using tools and techniques you discovered while exploring the program. Feel free to experiment and discover tools in the program you have not used... this is your chance to 'get cray' in Photoshop.
Here are some sites to check out that have information on what certain tools & filters in Photoshop do and where they can be found:
Photoshop Tool Bar | Photoshop Filters | Photoshop Adjustments | Photoshop Blending Modes | Using Layer Masks | Corrections using layer masks |
Save your work in your G: Drive in a new folder called 'Lastname_First_PSDtech' as photo1.psd, photo2.psd, photo3.psd & photo4.psd MAKE SURE TO SAVE THEM AS PHOTOSHOP FILES (PSD)
PART 2 - Exposure Correction:
Download these images for today's assignment: Image 1 and Image 2
1. Right-click on the word Image 1, choose “Save link As,” save the file (with the same name) in the “'Lastname_First_PSDtech” folder you made yesterday. Then do the same with Image2.
2. Use Photoshop’s File Browser to open the Image1.jpg file.
–Continue getting familiar with the Photoshop workspace.
–Crop the image to a size and resolution where someone could make a 5x7 or 7x5 inch print (you choose the orientation: portrait or landscape).
–Check the image’s Histogram.
–Use Levels to “fix” the exposure issues.
–Save your fixed file as “levels1.psd” in the same folder.
3. Then do the same step to the Image 2.jpg photograph, but crop it to 4x6 or 6x4, use curves and name it “Curves1.psd”.
4. Repeat levels correction on one of your own images, save as levels2.psd
5. Repeat curves correction on one of your own images, save as curves2.psd
PART 3 - Retouching:
READ THIS: Ultimate guide to Cloning in Photoshop
Download: Image 4
1. Crop the image to a size and resolution where someone could make a 7x5 inch high-quality (300 pixels/inch) print.
2. Use Levels and Curves to “fix” the exposure issues.
3. Right-click on background in layers panel and Duplicate the background.
4. Use the Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, and/or Patch tool to REALISTICALLY fix wrinkles and blemishes (on the top/duplicate layer).
5. Use the Clone Stamp Tool to REALISTICALLY give the man an earring to match the woman’s (on the top layer). Don't over do it and make these people look worse!
6. See if there are any blemishes the Patch Tool would fix.
7. As you work hide your duplicate/retouched layer to see a before and after by clicking on the 'eye'.
8. Use “Save As” to save your fixed file as a Photoshop file (PSD) file called “Retouch1.psd” in your Photoshop Techniques folder.
9. NEXT, realistically retouch one of your images and save it in the same place as “Retouch2.psd”! Ideas- retouch blemishes in a portrait or a landscape with trash cans you want to remove.
PART 4 - Layer Masks:
Download- Image 5, Image 6
1. Open both images in Photoshop
2. Using the Move Tool drag the billiard balls into the landscape photo. (dragging photos)
3. Using the selections tools, select the billiards balls. How to use Quick Selection to create layer mask.
Alternatively- you can select the red area and then goto Select > Inverse Selection to selects the billiard balls. (Layer Masks & Quick Selections)
4. If edges are not perfect you can paint on the Layer Mask using the Paint Brush tool using black & white. Black masks or hides your image, white brings your information back. (Painting to Reveal/Hide)
5. Re-size (FREE TRANSFORM: Ctrl + T, then hold shift as you drag a corner to maintain aspect ratio) the billiard balls and rotate the to make them look as though they are attacking the city. Apply transformation
6. Experiment with blending modes and see if you can make the billiard balls blend into the image better. (Blending Modes)
7. Save image as Layermask1.psd in your PSD Tech folder
Baseball images: Image 7 & Image 8
Using techniques above, combine images to make a realistic composite using layers mask, clone tools and free transform. Save as layermask2.psd