Skills Review

Lesson:  Learn about filters and how to apply them

  1. Start Photoshop, open PS 8-3.psd from the Digital Design folder on the server
  2. Save your work to your folder on the server as PS_C8_SR_B&B Poster (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. Use the Elliptical Marquee tool to draw an ellipse around the bend in the driftwood limb
  4. Apply a Gaussian Blur filter (Blur category) with the following setting:  Radius = 1.0 pixels – remember to deselect the selection when you are finished
  5. Create four separate type layers with the text Fish, Swim, Hike, and Relax, and arrange them vertically starting from below the bend in the tree limb down over the tree trunk on the left side of the image
    [Hint:  Try something like a 36 pt. Pure Yellow Copperplate Gothic Bold]
  6. Save your work

 

Lesson:  Create an effect with an Artistic filter

  1. Make the B&B layer active, then convert the layer into a Smart Object
  2. Apply a Film Grain filter (Artistic category) with the following settings:  Grain = 3, Highlight Area = 1, Intensity = 10
  3. Save your work

 

Lesson:  Add unique effects with Stylize filters

  1. Make the Trout layer active
  2. Apply a Glowing Edges filter (Stylize category), with the following settings:  Edge Width = 2, Edge Brightness = 2, Smoothness = 3
  3. Transform the Trout layer by resizing and rotating the trout so that it appears to be jumping, then drag it behind the Fish type layer
  4. Save your work

 

Lesson:  Alter images with Distort and Noise filters

  1. Make the Swim type layer active
  2. Apply a Ripple filter (Distort category) with the following settings:  Amount = 55%, Size = Medium – click OK to rasterize the layer
  3. Make the Relax type layer active
  4. Recolor the type to the following settings:  R = 227, G = 4, B = 178
  5. Apply an Add Noise filter (Noise category) with the following settings:  Amount = 25%, Distribution = Uniform, Monochromatic = Selected
  6. Save your work

 

Lesson:  Alter lighting with a Render filter

  1. Make the Dunes layer active
  2. Apply Lighting Effects (Render category) with the following settings:  Style = Crossing, type = Spotlight
  3. Use the following Lighting Effects settings:  Intensity = 28, Focus = 100, Gloss = 0, Material = -100, Exposure = 0, Ambience = 11
  4. Save your work as a copy using the default naming, flatten this file, then save your work

 

Lesson:  Use Vanishing Point to add perspective

  1. Use the Image menu to change the image size to have a width of 3”
  2. Select the contents of the flattened file, then copy it into the Clipboard
  1. Open PS 8-4.psd from the Digital Design folder on the server
  2. Save your work to your folder on the server as PS_C8_SR_Billboard (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]
  1. Create a new layer, then open Vanishing Point
  2. Create a realistic plane in the billboard, then paste the Clipboard contents into the image
  3. Center the B&B poster image in the sign, then return to Photoshop – it’s OK if Fish, Swim, Hike, Relax do not all display in the sign as the image and billboard have different dimensions
  4. Save your work
  5. Close the flattened file without saving the changes