Project Builder 2

In exchange for free concert tickets, your hiking club has volunteered to promote keeping our environment clean.  Before the concert, you have agreed to design a print poster to inspire concert-goers to throw trash in the trash barrels.  You decide to create a Photoshop image that contains several unique illusions.  Using any city or locale other than your own as a theme, you’ll use your Photoshop skills to create and paint layer masks in an image that promotes your club and conveys a cleanup message.

 

  1. Obtain the following images:  a landscape, a sign, one large inanimate object, and two or more smaller objects that evoke a city or locale of your choice – you can use images that are available on your computer, scan print media, or use a digital camera
    [Hint:  Try to obtain images that fit your theme]
  2. Open the images you obtained, then create a new Photoshop image and save it as 'Cleanup'
  3. Drag the landscape to the Cleanup image above the Background layer, then delete the Background layer
  4. Drag the large object image to the Cleanup image above the landscape layer
  5. Transform the large object as necessary to prepare it to be partially buried in the landscape
    [Hint:  You might rotate and resize]
  6. Apply a layer mask to the large object, then paint the layer mask to reshape the mask and partially obscure the object
  7. Drag the sign image to the Cleanup image, and then place it below the large object layer
  8. Create a type layer for the sign layer with a message, link the layers, then transform the layers as needed to fit in the image
    [Hint:  The sign layer and type layer might be skewed]
  9. Drag other images as desired to the Cleanup image, and add styles to them or transform as necessary
  10. Create other type layers as desired, and apply a style to at least one layer
    [Hint:  Your title layer might have drop shadow and outer glow styles applied to it – a 14 pt., Arial Narrow font might be used in the sign, and a 35 and 24 pt. Arial Black might be used in the title]
  11. Add an adjustment layer to the landscape layer, and to any other layer that would benefit from it
    [You can clip it to a layer if you choose] 
  12. Add your name, Photoshop – Ch. 8 Project Builder 2 and the filename to the bottom of the image
    Example:
    Your First and Last Name
    Photoshop – Ch. 8 Project Builder 2
    PS_C8_PB2_Cleanup Copy
  13. Save your work to your folder on the server as PS_C8_PB2_Cleanup Copy
  14. Flatten the original image
  15. Add your name, Photoshop – Ch. 8 Project Builder 2 and the filename to the bottom of the image
    Example:
    Your First and Last Name
    Photoshop – Ch. 8 Project Builder 2
    PS_C8_PB2_Cleanup
  16. Save your work to your folder on the server as PS_C8_PB2_Cleanup
  17. Post your work to the Photoshop – Chapter 8 folder on your web server space