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Case Study: Unit 3 - Urban Setting


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Case Study: Unit 3 - Urban Setting

  1. 1. STEP 1: On a blank layer create an image in black only. This image will serve as your brushtip. You can use the THRESHOLD function or STAMP filter to create solid black or you can use the “SAVE SELECTION” below tutorial to help you. STEP 2: Using the rectangular marquee, select the image. STEP 3: EDIT  DEFINE BRUSH PRESET  then name your BRUSH and hit OKAY STEP 4: WINDOW  BRUSHES You should see the new brush loaded at the bottom of the BRUSH PRESETS. STEP 1: Create a B&W image (use GRAYSCALE, Black & White or other desired function). STEP 2: IMAGE  ADJUSTMENTS  THRESHOLD STEP 3: SELECT  ALL | EDIT  CUT STEP 4: ENTER QUICK MASK STEP 5: EDIT  PASTE (your image has now become a selection and can be used to edit your photo or image) STEP 6: EXIT QUICK MASK and ANTS will appear – or – STEP 7: From STEP 3 go to WINDOW  CHANNELS STEP 8: NEW LAYER in this WINDOW (which actually creates a new channel called an ALPHA CHANNELS) STEP 9: EDIT  PASTE – or – Create a mask on a transparent layer and copy it into an ALPHA CHANNEL to save a selection. The ALPHA CHANNEL stores selections to be used again later. By CTRL-CLICK on the ALPHA CHANNEL the
  2. 2. STEP 1 The tool that we will be using for creating a basic silhouette is the Pen Tool. The Pen Tool is the most precise tool in Photoshop’s arsenal and just the thing for the job of following the outline of an image. The Pen tool may seem difficult to maneuver at first, but with some practice you can click points around the image and draw around the shape. The great benefit is that, using the Pen Tool allows us to create vector shapes which we can scale up or down as required without loss of image quality. STEP 2 Open the image in Photoshop and select the Pen Tool from Photoshop’s Tools palette (or press the P key). Three options (Shape, Path and Fill Pixels) are associated with the Pen tool as seen in the Options Bar at the top. To draw vector shapes, opt for the Shape icon. STEP 3 The aim of the exercise is to create a black filled shape from the original. Set the foreground and background colors to their defaults of Black and White by pressing the D key or by manually selecting the color from the swatches on the Tools palette. STEP 4 With the Pen tool start tracing the outline of figures. As we begin shaping with the Pen tool, Photoshop fills the shape with the foreground color (Black). As the Pen tool starts going around the curves, the foreground color blocks our view. STEP 5 To offset this, we can change the Opacity of the Shapes layer in the Layers panel. The Shapes layer (where we are using the Pen tool) is selected. Move the slider to change the Opacity to anything between 50%-60%. Now we can see our way around the image. STEP 6 After completely going around the image, we have the following result. Raise the opacity slider to 100% to get your black filled silhouette. STEP 7 Copy the silhouette to a blank white background or a new document. Match the image below:
  3. 3. Use the new LIGHTING EFFECTS to enhance your image.
  4. 4. The new Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6 offers tools that provide intuitive and creative ways to manipulate depth of field and create bokeh effects. Because the blur filters are applied directly to the image pixels, rather than as a layer adjustment, I strongly recommend that you first duplicate the background layer of your image before applying any of these filters FIELD BLUR BEFORE AND AFTER TILT SHIFT IRIS BLUR BEFORE AND AFTER