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  1. 1. Image size for Video 720 x 576 pixels<br />Or widescreen 1024 x 576 pixels<br />
  2. 2. Making images the right size for video<br />1. zoom tool at bottom of toolbar (keyboard shortcut = control + / control -)<br />2. Image size – image menu 720 x 576 pixels<br /> rectangle marquee (selection tool)style: fixed size width 720 px height 576 px<br /> click on image to select area<br />3. edit menu > copy / file menu > new > OK / edit menu> paste<br />4. Image menu >mode > check RGB is selected<br />5. Save image<br />6. Close original image and don’t save<br />7. Repeat for your first five images <br />
  3. 3. Selection tools / Layers / Transform<br />Select a circle<br />1. elipical marquee tool<br /> press shift key and drag cursor<br /> Edit menu > cut or copy(keyboard shortcut= control X and control C)<br />- Using the tabs at top of image window to move to another image<br />- select edit menu > paste (keyboard shortcut = control V)<br />Layers<br />layers window on right of screen (or select from windows menu)<br />- Pasting into an image creates a new layer<br />- Double click on name to rename a layer<br />- Use pointer toolto position your circle. (Make sure that you have selected the layer you want to move in the layers window.)<br /><ul><li>Edit menu > transform > rotate (note other possible actions to try later)</li></li></ul><li>Other selection tools<br />- Select layer to use<br />Lasso tool – click and hold to see three modes.<br />Normal lasso<br />polygonal lasso<br />magnetic lasso<br />Use one tool to draw around an object <br />Edit menu >copy / >paste (keyboard shortcuts = control c / control v)<br />Magic wand and quick selection tool (select areas of pixels that are the same, or similar colours)<br />Select magic wand and click on an area of pixels. <br />To select more or less change the tolerance in the options bar.<br />To deselect an area of pixels choose Selection menu > deselect <br />Make several layers, experiment with using selection tools to cut, copy and paste different elements of your image. Repetition, rotation, scale etc.<br />
  4. 4. Manipulating layers<br />Move layers nearer to front of image<br />Click and drag layers in layers window to re-arrange order.<br /> - the layer at the top of the layers window is at the front of the image window.<br />Merge a layer with the one below.<br />Make sure the layers you want to merge are next to each other in layers window<br />- Select a layer<br />- Layer menu > merge down<br />Change the transparency of a layer<br /> - Select a layer in the layers window, use the opacity slider to change transparency.<br />To make a new layer – layer menu > new > layer<br />To get rid of halo of pixels - layer menu > matting > defringe<br />
  5. 5. Paint and Draw tools<br />Paintbrush tool / drawing tool<br />Options menu – select brush type<br />colour palette > select a colour<br />Use cursor to draw<br />Select a colour from your image with eye dropper tool<br />Making changes to whole layers, or whole image<br />Image menu > adjustments> try brightness & contrast / hue & saturation<br />Filters menu > try different filters <br />(don’t over use them, they are very obviously photoshop effects.)<br />
  6. 6. Save all images for Premiere & Web<br />File menu > Save as > .psd > name +v2<br />File menu > Save as > .jpeg > new folder “flattened images” > name image e.g. “imagenamev2flat”<br />Images for web<br />Image menu> image size> width = 500 resolution=72dpi<br />File menu> save for Web & Devices > select jpeg > save > new folder (name it “webimages”) > save<br />Remember to save to the network and to your USB drive.<br />Double check you have saved all your work, then delete from the desktop<br />