Portfolio Project

Lost Horizons, a tragically hip coffee-house, is hosting a regional multimedia Poetry Slam contest.  You have teamed up with the Surreal Poetry Enclave, an eclectic poetry group.  The contest consists of the poetry group reading poetry while you create a visual interpretation using two preselected images and as many elective images as you want.  First, though, you must submit an entry design.  Find a poem for inspiration, design the interpretation, obtain images, and write some creative copy (tag line or slogan) to be used in the design.

 

  1. Obtain images for your interpretative design – the images you must include are a picture frame and a background image – the other pieces are up to you – you can use the images that are on your computer, scan print media, or connect to the Internet and download images
  2. Create a new Photoshop image, then save to your folder on the server as PS_C8_PP_Poetry Poster_your username
  3. Open the background image file, drag the background image to the Poetry Poster image above the Background layer
  4. Open the picture frame image file, drag it to the Poetry Poster image above the Background layer, transform it as necessary, then apply styles (ex:  skew) to it if desired
  5. Open the image files that will go in or on the picture frame, drag them to the Poetry Poster image, then transform them as necessary
  6. Arrange the image layers on the Layers panel in the configuration you want, and apply styles to them if you think they will enhance the image
  7. Apply a layer mask to two or more of the image layers
  8. Create a clipping mask using two or more of the image layers
  9. Create type layers as desired  and apply styles (ex:  glows) to them
  10. Close the image files
  11. Add your name, Photoshop – Ch. 8 Portfolio Project and the filename to the bottom of the image
    Example:
    Your First and Last Name
    Photoshop – Ch. 8 Portfolio Project
    PS_C8_PP_Poetry Poster_your username
  12. Save your work to your folder on the server as PS_C8_PP_Poetry Poster_your username
  13. Post your work to the Photoshop – Chapter 8 folder on your web server space