Project Builder 1

Science Discovery, a traveling educational show for children, is planning a piece on earth science.  For the first segment, the puppets will teach about different shapes, starting with spheres.  You're going to design the spot graphic that will link users to the Science Discovery web page.

 

  1. Obtain the following images for the graphic:
    a background that contains one or more round objects
    at least two images that contain spheres whose content you can select
    any other images as desired

    You'll use two of the images for a clipping group
  2. Create a new Photoshop image, then save it as PS_C9_PB1_Spheroid
  3. Apply a color or style to the Background layer, or use any of the techniques you learned in this chapter to select and drag the image that will be the background to the Spheroid image, then apply at least one style to it
    [Hint:  An Adjustment layer is applied to the grapes]
  4. Use any of the techniques you learned in this chapter to select and drag the image that will be the base of the clipping group to the Spheroid image above the Background layer, and modify it as desired
    [EX:  one of your round objects might have been a tennis ball - this could be the base image and then duplicated]
  5. Use any of the techniques you learned in this chapter to select and drag an image that will be the target of a clipping mask to the Spheroid image, and modify it as necessary
    [EX:  another of the round objects might have been a golf ball - this could be your target image]
  6. Create a clipping mask using the two images, then modify the result as desired
    [EX:  at this point, the tennis ball has been copied to another layer, which was adjusted to a lower opacity setting and moved above the clipping mask to create the illusion that the golf balls are inside it]
  7. Create an alpha channel and ensure that it is visible in the image
    [EX:  the tennis ball has a selected area alpha channel applied to it]
  8. Create type layers as desired, and applied at least one style or filter to at least one of the type layers
    [EX:  "Nature's perfect snack!" with a Dissolve blending mode, and the Drop Shadow and Gradient Overlay styles applied to it]
  9. Drag or copy any remaining images to the Spheroid image, transform them or apply at least one style or filter to them, then close the image files
  10. Save your work