Project Builder 2

Local musical instrument shops in your town are producing a classic jazz and blues event.  Last year, the poster displayed sponsor logos and never conveyed the feel of the genre.  This year, they’ve decided not to include sponsor logos, and have asked you to design a poster that focuses attention on the music itself.  Use your Photoshop skills to express the sponsor’s intent.

Sample Solution

  1. Obtain images for the design, including at least one with one or more instruments that will dominate the image.  You can use the images that are available on your computer, scanned images, the Internet, or images from a digital camera
  2. Create a new Photoshop image of any dimension, then save it as to your folder on the server as PS_C8_PB2_Jazz and Blues (your username)
    [If you receive a warning box about maximum compatibility, or a message stating that some of the text layers need to be updated before they can be used for vector-based output, and/or a warning box about maximum compatibility, click Update and/or click OK
  3. Open the main instrument file, drag it to the Jazz and Blues image above the Background layer, then remove the Background layer
  4. Open the remaining image files, drag or copy them to the Jazz and Blues image, then close the image files
  5. Apply filters and styles and transform the other image layers as desired – try converting a layer into a Smart Object and apply a Color Overlay layer to it
  6. Create type layers as desired and apply filters or styles to them – you might try a 44 pt. Times New Roman font with the Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, and Gradient Overlay styles applied to it
  7. Remember to add the details of what, when, where, and cost!
  8. Save your work