Module 5

Photoshop Roundup

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 9.11.18 PMIn this module, we finish up the following tutorial by completing a project: Photoshop for Beginners (PDF, 1.5 MB).

The project is to design a book cover from scratch. You need to utilize what you learned from the previous three modules.

Goals and Outcomes

Goals

During this module, students will:

  • explore more functions in Adobe Photoshop
  • understand how to work with paths and the pen tool in Adobe Photoshop
  • gain basic knowledge about how to manage complexity and work smart with Adobe Photoshop.

Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • use paths & the pen tool
  • work with smart objects
  • adjust colors and layers
  • apply filters
  • set blending modes
  • set up a document with Adobe Photoshop
  • apply 3D paper type effect
  • manage complexity and work smart
  • create a personal logo
  • add type to the design
  • save for print in Adobe Photoshop
  • save for web in Adobe Photoshop.

Selected Readings

Required

  • Section 3 (Episodes 24 – 33) from the following online resource:
    Photoshop for Beginners (PDF, 1.5 MB)
    Download corresponding files: MAC practice files (ZIP, 261 MB), PC practice file (RAR, 242 MB)
    (Note: It is highly recommended to download these practice files and open them while viewing the video tutorials. You will remember those techniques better by following the tutorials while using Adobe Photoshop.)

Recommended:

“To Do” List

  1. Finish Adobe Photoshop Exercise #3: Self-Introduction Infographic with Adobe Photoshop.
  2. To submit your work, post URL of your Weebly page to the corresponding link under Submissions inside Moodle before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the following Monday (the first day of Module 6).