Design Project

As the publishing director for a large accounting firm, you’ve been asked to design a banner for the new International Monetary Division website.  They’ve asked that you include a flag, paper currency, and coinage of a country of your choice.  You decide to use techniques to create an interesting collage of those three items.

 

  1. Obtain several images of paper currency and coins, and a flag from a country of your choice – you can use the images that are available on your computer, scan print media, or connect to the Internet and download images
    [Hint:  Try to obtain at least two denominations of both paper and coin]
  2. Start Photoshop, create a new image and save your work to your folder on the server as PS_C8_DP_Currency_your username
  3. Open the paper money image files, then drag the paper money images to the currency image above the Background layer
  4. Transform the paper money layers as desired
    [Hint:  You might want to use rotation and skew]
  5. Add layer masks as desired
  6. Add an adjustment layer to the paper money layer, and apply at least one color adjustment
    [Hint:  You might also want to utilize the Brightness/Contrast adjustment]
  7. Open the flag file, then drag the flag image to the Currency image, and position it to appear on top of the paper money layers, then resize it and adjust opacity, as necessary
  8. Apply a Curves adjustment to the flag
  9. Open the coin image files, drag the coin images to the Currency image, duplicate the coin layers as desired, position them above the flag layer, then apply at least one transformation and one layer style to them  [Hint:  You might want to use a Drop Shadow style and rotation]
  10. Blend the pixels for two of the coin layers
  11. Create a new image in Photoshop and save to your folder on the server as PS_C8_DP_Currency_your username
  12. Add your name, Photoshop – Ch. 8 Design Project and the filename to the bottom of the image
    Example:
    Your First and Last Name
    Photoshop – Ch. 8 Design Project
    PS_C8_DP_Currency Copy_your username
  13. Save your work to your folder on the server as PS_C8_DP_Currency Copy_your username
  14. Flatten the original image
  15. Add your name, Photoshop – Ch. 8 Design Project and the filename to the bottom of the image
    Example:
    Your First and Last Name
    Photoshop – Ch. 8 Design Project
    PS_C8_DP_Currency_your username
  16. Save your work to your folder on the server as PS_C8_DP_Currency_your username
  17. Post your work to the Photoshop – Chapter 8 folder on your web server space