IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Every student should bring a laptop with a working, installed copy of Adobe Photoshop CS6. If you don't have CS6, Click Here for your free trial version. If you are using the trial version, do not start your 30 day trial more than 30 days before the class.
An overview of the elements in Photoshop that are necessary for working with Graphics and Textures.
An overview of the tools being used for this Program.
Clipping Masks –
We use clipping masks to create an edge to the image. Images are clipped into the mask.
Layered Backgrounds -
Layered Backgrounds are graphics that have been designed with different images or graphics on each layer allowing the user to remove them as they chose. Each layer has a different image or graphic.
Vector Art -
A design element that can be resized without losing any edge quality
Graphic Borders -
Graphic Borders are templates that have been designed to allow the user to place their image into an already design template.
A single layer of design elements
A predesigned layered file that allows you to place your image inside of it.
A single layer of graphics that can be blended into your image.
Are used to paint or stamp into an image.
In this section all students will follow along with Judy using files distributed on USB drives.
Using Textures and Clipping masks
Using Blending Modes, Layer Masks and Graphic Borders
Using Pre Designed Templates – Drag & Drop
Blending layered backgrounds, textures, vector art and clipping masks to create a customized look.
Blending three different layered backgrounds together and add some vector art.
Using your own photograph to make your own CREATIVE DESIGN!
Please bring a selection of your favorite portraits to practice on with you to the class. This in-class exercise will blend graphics provided on the USB drive with your own photographs and give you a chance to practice what you’re learning with Judy’s guidance.