PhotoShop CS3
Mrs. Inman ( inmansh@spsd.org )

During the course, students explore the tools and techniques necessary for editing and processing images. Students modify the multiple file formats supported by PhotoShop by implementing digital image enhancing, photo retouching, and image compositing. This course addresses color management, multiple layering, palette and painting tools, and various filter operations. Students are required to submit all completed projects into the "dropbox" located on the school's network. Each completed assignments should be identifed using your first and last name and the name of the project number (such as John Smith 4, Alice Jones 8, etc.)

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Digital Photography Tips

Photoshop Reflection Sheet

Quarter 1(3) Projects

1 Greenthumb

Go online and download several pieces of fruit and vegetables to use as pieces to construct a face. You will need a large round or oval shape for the face and then will resize other facial parts as needed (nose, ears, mouth, eyes, hair). The finished project should be 5" x 7" (portrait mode) 75 dpi. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

2 Colorize:

Colorize the tulips using realistic colors (use the following colors for the tulips -- two should be red, two should be pink, two should be lavender, two should be yellow, and the remaining ones, colors of your choice. Color the background and the chocolates surrounding the tulips and it's square vase. An optional colorizing tutorial may be found here. The finished project should be 7" x 7", 75 dpi, and saved in jpg format. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

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3 Digital Photography Scavenger Hunt

Go to Digital Cameras for Teachers to obtain answers for the digital photography scavenger hunt. The information you find on this site and others will be very helpful to you when you complete your upcoming PowerPoint presentation. The worksheet to complete for this assignment is found here:
U:\CURRICULUM\CareerPrep\Mrs. Inman\Photoshop\HandOuts\digital photo scavenger hunt.doc or click HERE.

 

4 Article Review

Find a current online computer article that deals with digital photography or a topic that relates to your future PowerPoint presentation. Read the article and then type 2-3 paragraphs summarizing the article and then 1-2 paragraphs telling what you learned and how you may use the information. Be sure to provide a link letting your instructor know which website you obtained the article from. You will use the information from this article review and from the digital photography scavenger hunt to use on your PowerPoint presentation. Suggested sites to find articles include:

5 Vacationland Typography

Using large block letters (such as 72 pt. Arial Black) to spell MAINE and then fill the letters with pictures that represent tourism here in Maine (HINT: use layer flatten between each letter and the paste into feature). Superimpose your text layer on top of a map of the State of Maine. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

6, 7 Typography

Do two type projects. You may select from the Photoshop 7 Type Effects textbook or one of the following web-based instruction sets below. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of each of project. …. Web-based project option 1 - do the steps at photoshopcafe. (Replace step 1 with your first name rather than photoshopcafe.com) Web-based project option 2 - do steps for beveled steel . Use your first, middle, and last name for the project. Web-based project option 3 - do steps for Weathered. Use your name for the text in the project. Web-based project option 4 - do the steps for Curved Type Reflections. Use your first name for the text in the project.

 

8 You Look Marvelous!

Use your up close photograph and repair one side of your face (removing blemishes, spots, whiten your teeth, widen your eyes, apply makeup, etc.). Also add a blurred background in. Follow the steps that we have done in class also another tutorail is found here. The finished project should be 5" x 7", 180 dpi, and saved in jpg format. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

 

 

9 Darwin

Download two animal images from the Internet and create your own new animal by using various features from each animal. Add text above the image giving a new name to the animal you have created. Your finished project should be 5" x 7", 75 dpi, and saved in jpg format. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

10 Manja Girl

Use the Liquify feature to create a manja character. You may use the image here or use your own portrait. The finished project should be 5" x 7", 75 dpi, and saved in jpg format. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

 

 

11 In Your Face

Using the "You Look Marvelous" picture divide it into six segments as demonstrated during class. Each segment needs to have a different filter applied. The finished project should be 5" x 7", 75 dpi, and saved in jpg format. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

 

 

12 Landscaper

You have been hired to landscape a homeowners yard. The home currently has some grass growing but that's about it. Fill in any bare spots with new lawn, add flowers and shrubs. Remove the portion of house/porch showing of a neighbor's home on the right. When finished, make a before and after page with both images side by side. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

13 Classmates

Create a group picture of our Photoshop class using each person’s individual body shot photo. Find a background that is suitable for a group photo. You should have 4-6 people per row. The finished project should be 7’ x 5”, 75 dpi, and saved in jpg format. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

14 It's About Time!

Create a magazine cover putting yourself on the cover of a magazine of your choice. Use one of the sample here as your guide. Add text to identify you on the cover and be sure to add the magazine title just like the one shown here from the Time Magazine website. Your finished project must look like a realistic cover. Your finished product must be 7" wide x 10" tall and saved at 150 dpi, jpg format. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

Quarter 2(4) Projects

15 PowerPoint Presentation (COMMON ASSESSMENT) on one of the following topics:

  1. Tips on taking better digital pictures
  2. How to choose a digital camera
  3. Computer graphics used in advertising
  4. How to create a photoshop project from start to finish
  5. Other (as approved by instructor)

Your slide show must be a minimum of 10 slides including a title slide and an ending slide containing a minimum of three references. Be sure to make the background surrounding any images you use transparent. You may use the information from the Digital Camera Scavenger Hunt and the article review as two of the sources for your presentation. Presentations will be made during the first week of second quarter.

 

16 A Study of Fonts:

Go online and download fonts that best match the following words/phrases, and in a photoshop document write the words/phrases in the font downloaded.

*Anger
*Business Like
*Rock and Roll
*Hilarious
*Frightening
*Teenager
*Old
*Fresh
*Strange
*Your Choice- Select a word/phrase of your own!

The document should be 5' x 7' and in 75 DPI. You can change the color of the font, but make sure it's still legible when you're complete. Also, make sure to do a different layer for each word/phrase.

 

17 Pattern Fill:

Using patterns and gradient fills color one of the several coloring book images from the U: drive or online from the internet. Make sure to use variety and have fun! Think funky or realistic. Try to select a picture that has clean lines that connect. You must use at least four different patterns, and at least two patterns you create.

Hint: Use shift click to select more than one area. Right click on the layer to blend! And to define patterns: edit define pattern.

 

18 Television Show or Movie Poster

Select from a G or PG television show or movie ( have the show or movie approved by your instructor). No weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs will be allowed to be in your poster.. You will place yourself and two or more of your classmates into the poster. Apply a title for your movie (at least 36 pt. bold or larger), include a list of characters. Save image at 180 dpi (5’ x 7”) and then go through the steps of converting it to a poster in MS Publisher (Mr. Hunter will demonstrate). Final product will be printed on the color laser. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

19 Digital Photography

Use one of our digital cameras (or your own) and take a photograph of a Flower, Stone Wall, Tree, Part of the building outside, Tree leaf/bud/flower and One of your choice. Then apply a filter to create one a watercolor, one a charcoal, and one a sketch. Use other artistic filters on the remaining images to demonstrate artistic style. The finished projects should be 5" x 7", 180 dpi, and saved in jpg format. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

20 Fixing A Scanned Image

You will be given a scanned image that has been torn into pieces. You must put the image back together and repair any flaws to the picture. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

21 Sliced Orange Juice Bottle

Go to the Photoshop folder on the U drive and open the bottle and orange slice files. Split the bottle vertically along the neck of the container and insert the orange slice so that it appears to be an orange inside the bottle. (see sample) The finished project should be 5" x 5" 75 dpi. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

 

22 It's Alive!!!

Using one of these images (statue 1, statue 2), transform the statue into a life-like character by colorizing it. Use steps found in this online tutorial.

 

23A  Spooky Halloween Animation

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You may be required to gather the separate graphics required (dark sky background, witch, tree, etc.) on your own.

 

 

24  What's In Your Wallet?!!!!

Have a classmate take a series of 6-8 pictures of you. Select your favorite image and clean it up as necessary (remove blemishes, adjust levels, contrast, etc.) Use the picture package feature (located under the File menu) to create a set of 8 wallet-sized (2.5" x 3.5") pictures of yourself. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

 

25 Layers

Go online and find a photograph of a statue (Statue of Liberty or of a political figure). Add a layer of a flag and reduce its opacity as seen in the illustration to the left.

 

 

26 The Entrepreneur In you

Bring in a non-perishable food product (can, bottle, box). Create a spoof of the product and replace it's front label (for example, Raisin Brain Cereal instead of Raisin Bran Cereal). After the project has been printed in color, attach it to your food product and give it to Mr. Hunter for grading rather than putting the image into the dropbox). Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

 

 

 

27 Gone Traveling

Photoshop a picture of yourself into a picture from somewhere else. I.e. a picture of you in front of the Eiffel tower, a picture of you next to a pyramid in Egypt, etc. Make it look as if you belong in the picture- be aware of proportions! When you have it done, combine it with an image of a post card and add a witty line like "Mexico- Wish you were here!" Etc. Extra points will be given to postage stamps, wear and tear marks, etc. The finished project should be 75 DPI and saved in jpeg format. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.

28 Infomercial

Infomercial (change your body .... add or remove weight .... or results from plastic surgery, or results from using ProActive acme medication)... show before and after pictures. Both images should appear on a 11" x 8 1/2" sheet with a heading for your infomercial product at the top of the sheet. At the bottom of the sheet list a toll free number for people to call along with a website where they may order your product.

 

29 Menu

YCreate a menu with a restaurant name, appetizers, drinks, and food items in two categories (i.e. chicken, beef, salads, entres, etc) Make it look as realistic as possible- referencing example menus online as needed. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project.t.

 

30A Reading Promotion

work with Mrs. Morelli (reading promotion) to photograph a staff member or student who is holding their favorite book or magazine. Add a background which fits the theme of the book or magazine. Save at 150 dpi resolution and then place the image into MS Publisher to create a sign (size it as a poster)... Your instructor will have it printed in color (2 copies) and then you will tape the image together. Do a PhotoShop Reflective Journal upon completion of this project. or

30B Hate Free Zone Poster

Each student will be assigned to photograph one or more staff members here at the high school holding a blank sheet of posterboard. (be sure to use the tripod). You will be told the specific wording to place on the individual staff member's poster. The image should be formatted in Portrait orientation. Knock out the existing background from the image and replace it with either red, blue, green, orange, or purple. The staff member should appear as a grayscale graphic on top of the colored background. The text on the poster must be legible and be printed the same color as the background used on the poster. Place your full name on the bottom right corner of the poster in Arial, 18 point ("created by your name")

 

31  PhotoShop Portfolio - (COMMON ASSESSMENT) ... Watch this video (wear headsets) to learn how to create a Photoshop Web Gallery (see sample below). The gallery will contain two frames. The left frame will have your full name, the date, and Photoshop - block 7 in the upper left corner. beneath this information, you will have a miniature image of each project completed during the quarter; in the larger right frame, each individual will load to display a larger version of each project. The portfolio is due January 24. Projects 4, 14, and 27 will not appear in the web portfolio.

 

 

Final Exam - the exam consists of two parts. The first, is a self-scoring theory exam; the second is production based. You have worked hard this semester in our Photoshop course. As a reward, you are treating yourself to a vacation to the destination of your choice. Photoshop a picture of yourself into a picture from somewhere else. I.e. a picture of you in front of the Eiffel tower, a picture of you next to a pyramid in Egypt, etc. Make it look as if you belong in the picture- be aware of proportions! When you have it done, combine it with an image of a post card and add a witty line like "Mexico- Wish you were here!" Etc. Extra points will be given to postage stamps, wear and tear marks, etc. The finished project should be 75 DPI and saved in jpeg format.

The official theory exam will be posted here on the date scheduled for the final.