Photoshop

Bring your fantasy world to life with the magic of Photoshop! We will focus on learning to leverage the power of layers, make selections, and blend elements to create a collage, original meme, funny hybrid-animals, custom name sign, and combine our projects into an 8 ½ by 14 inch sized printed poster. * All levels computer proficiency welcome – please let instructor know if reading is challenging, so we can offer plenty of support to scan and read drop-down menus in programs. *

Day 1 : Basic Skills

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  • The Power of Photo Shop
  • Turning Computer On/Off
  • Keyboarding: QWERTY Basics
    • Zoom In/Out -> CTRL +/-
    • Copy -> CTRL C
    • Paste -> CTRL V
    • Cut -> CTRL X
    • Dashes vs. Underscores
    • Tab, Tab, Tab
    • Move Tool -> V
    • Tricky moves like…   CTRL + Alt + click and drag
  • Naming Your Flash Drive
  • Opening the Photo Shop Program
  • Chrome Browser and Saving Images
    • Home/Google Search
    • Images
    • “Background Images”
    • Tools
      • Size
      • Color
      • Type
      • Usage – ethics and copyrights
    • Click any image
    • View Image
    • Right Click
    • Save Image As
    • Navigate to “Your Name” flash drive
    • File name:  no_spaces no_punctuation no_funnybusiness ;0)

Day 2: Photo Shop Work Space

  • TexturedTextAndEffects
  • Opening Photo Shop
  • New Document
    • File -> New
      • Name: click to highlight and type over – Your_Name_tag
      • Preset: default is US paper
      • Size: Customize using Height and Width
        • Portrait
        • Landscape
        • Proportions Too Large for PS
      • Width: left to right = 11
      • Height: up and down = 8.5
      • Resolution: 300 = print and 72 = web optimized
      • Color Mode:
      • Background Contents: Transparency = see through (only preserved when “save for web” method is used
    • Buttons Galore – a quick tour…
      • Top = Menu
      • Left = Tool Bar
      • Right = Panels
        • Colors vs. Swatches Panel
          • RGB in action
          • Colors you like saved as swatches
        • Layers Panel
        • Effects and Adjustment Layers
      • Move Tool and Auto-select
      • Rename and Unlock BG Layer
        • double click
        • type over “BG”
      • Paint Bucket
        • Color Picker vs. Swatches
        • Gradient Tool
      • Show Grids = CTRL ‘
      • Shape Tool
        • Rectangle inside rectangle = border
      • Opening an image
        • File -> Open
        • Computer
        • Your_Name Flash Drive
        • Double Click on Saved Image
      • Popping Off Image Panels
        • Click
        • Hold
        • Drag
        • Pop
      • Moving an Image onto your Canvas
        • click image
        • Hold
        • Drag
        • Pop
      • Rename Layers
        • Double click
        • Type over
      • Select Layer to resize
        • CTRL T = Transform
        • SHIFT + DRAG = no wonky!
        • ENTER = finishes transformation
        • EDIT -> Transform = more precise options!
      • T Tool = Text
        • Click and Type Your_Name
        • Menu = Choices
          • Font Type
          • Size
          • Color
          • Style (sliders)
        • Clipping Mask
          • Re-order layers – click and drag
          • BG on Top
          • Text Underneath
          • Right Click on BG -> Clipping Mask
        • Text Effects
          • Click on Text layer
          • Click on Fx (bottom right)
            • Glows
            • Drop Shadows
            • Bevel and Emboss
          • Custom Shapes and Brushes…

Day 3: Selections

  • Layers and Selections Demo: LayerDemo
  • Marquee Tools (click and hold to reveal)
    • Rectangular
    • Elliptical
  • Lasso Tools
    • Lasso
    • Polygonal

Day 4: More Selections…

  • Wands
    • Magic Wand
      • New
      • Add To
      • Subtract From
      • Intersect
    • Quick Selection
      • Add/Subtract = +/-
    • Magic Eraser
    • Feathering….

Day 5: Funny Animals

Day 6: Memes

Day 7: Poster Layout and Content Search

Day 8: Poster Project

Day 9: Print Posters and Animated GIFs

Day 10: GIFs

Day 11: Save and Go!