Skills Review

Lesson:  Use a clipping group as a mask

  1. Open PS 11-2.psd from the Digital Design folder on the server
  2. Save as PS_C11_SR_Mathematics (your username)
  3. Rasterize the Mathematics type layer, then click the Move tool on the Tools panel
  4. Transform the rasterized type layer by distorting it
  5. Drag the Mathematics layer beneath the Symbols layer on the Layers panel
  6. Create a clipping group with the Mathematics and Symbols layers
  7. Apply the Bevel and Emboss style (using the existing settings) to the Mathematics layer
  8. Save your work

 

Lesson:  Use pen tools to create and modify a path

  1. Make the Man layer active
  2. Click the Freeform Pen tool on the Tools panel
  3. Click the Paths button and verify that the Magnetic check box is selected
  4. Open the Paths panel
  5. Trace the figure, not the shadow
  6. Change the name of the Work Path to Figure Path
  7. Use the Eyedropper tool on the Tools panel to sample Pure Yellow Green using the Swatches panel
  8. Fill the path with the Foreground Color using 100% opacity
  9. Deselect the Figure path on the Paths panel
  10. Save your work

 

Lesson:  Work with shapes

  1. Activate the Layers panel, then make the Megaphone layer active
  2. Use the Eyedropper tool to sample the RGB Red swatch on the Swatches panel
  3. Click the Custom Shape tool on the Tools panel
  4. Click the Shape layers button on the options bar
  5. Open the Custom shape picker on the options bar, then select the Scissors 2 custom shape
  6. Create the shape from 200X / 50Y to 330X / 220Y
  7. Apply a Bevel and Emboss style (using the existing settings) to the Shape 1 layer
  8. Save your work

 

Lesson:  Convert paths and selections

  1. Make the Megaphone layer active
  2. Hide the Backdrop, Mathematics, and Shape 1 layers
  3. Use the Magnetic Lasso tool to select the megaphone
    [Hint:  try using a 0-pixel Feather, a 5-pixel Width, and 10% Edge Contrast]
  4. Display the Paths panel, then make a path from the selection
  5. Change the name of the Work Path to Megaphone path
  6. Use the Eyedropper tool to sample the Dark Violet Magenta swatch on the Swatches panel, then fill the megaphone path with this color
  7. Deselect the path, display the Layers panel, then show all layers
  8. Clear the guides, hide the rulers, then adjust the contrast of the Symbols layer to +42
  9. Apply a Radial Blur filter, using the Spin method with Good quality and the Amount = 10, to the Backdrop layer
  10. Apply a 100% spherize filter (Distort Filter) to the Backdrop layer
  11. Save your work