Unit H Test

1. Open vignette_tiger.jpg in the Standard Edit workspace.

Use one of the Marquee tools to create a selection border.

Add a new adjustment layer by clicking on the Create Adjustment Layer icon in the Layers palette. Select Levels and drag the Gray or Midtone slider to the left to create a light area in the Marquee selection.

Click OK.

View the adjustment, and then click on the Layer Visibility icon (eyeball icon) in the Layers palette to hide the adjustment.

Drag out another Marquee Selection and add a Hue and Saturation adjustment layer to vignette_tiger.jpg.

Choose Hue , Saturation and Lightness values that are pleasing and click OK.

View the adjustment layer and then click on the Layer Visibility icon to hide the adjustment.

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To create a Backscreen Effect: Drag out a Marquee selection and add a Solid Color Adjustment layer. Choose the color by clicking next to the vertical bar in the gray area of the dialog box for the Color sliders or enter 255 in R, G, and B to create a white backscreen.

Adjust the Color Fill adjustment layer's Opacity in the Layers palette.

View the adjustment layer and then click on the Layer Visibility icon to hide the adjustment.

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To create a Spotlight Effect: Drag out an Elliptical Marquee, and invert the selection using Select>Inverse.

Add a Gradient adjustment layer.

Choose the Black to White gradient by clicking on the Gradient pull down.

Set Style to Reflected, Angle to 90, and Scale to 100, Align with layer checked.

View the adjustment layer and then click on the Layer Visibility icon to hide the adjustment.

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To create Artistically Edges: Drag out a Marquee selection and duplicate the tiger image by dragging the Background layer to the Create New Layer icon (page being flipped) or by going to Layer>New on the Menu bar.

Invert the Marquee selection using Control + Shift + I or Select>Inverse.

To filter the image go to Filter>Artistic and select one of the Artistic filters from the menu and apply it.

Use Control + D to release the selection border or go to Select>Deselect.

View the duplicated layer.

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2. Open Castshadowseal.jpg in the Standard Edit workspace.

use any or a combination of Lasso tools to create a selection around the seal in the foreground. “jump” the selection to a new layer by using Control + J (or by going to Layer>New>Layer via Copy).

This places a copy of the seal selection on it's own layer. Students can flip and manipulate the “shadow layer” into place by using Image>Transform>Free Transform to rotate and skew the seal cutout on the new layer so the cutout appears as a shadow in the water.

either blur the selection using Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur or reduce it's opacity using the Opacity slider on the Layers palette.

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3. open redcamaro.psd.

use any selection tool to select the red areas, windshield, and interior of the car body.

use the Lasso, Magnetic Lasso or Polygonal Lasso or any combination of these 3 tools to create the selection.

save the selection by going to Select>Save Selection.

Name the selection carbody.

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use the selection tools to create a second selection of the car tires and dark shadow areas under the Camaro.

When the selection is created have students go to Select>Load Selection, and choose carbody as the selection, and click on Add to Selection in the Load Selection dialog box.

This will add the shadow and tire selection to the car body selection.

then “jump” the selection to a new layer using Control + J or Layer>New>Layer via Copy.

save the combined selection, go to Select>Save Selection and save the combined selection as carbody2 before jumping the selection to a new layer.

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4. Open the selections.jpg file.

use different selection tools and selection methods to create a face from the cabbage head and assorted fruit and vegetables on the page.

For more control, “jump” selections to new layers using Control + J or Layer>New>New Layer via Copy.

try selecting with the Magic Wand, Marquees and the Lasso tools to create the best composite possible.

Have students reposition items on new layers using the move tool.

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•  Open camerowindshield.psd.

•  select the Selection Brush tool from the Tool Bar.

•  zoom in on the windshield of the car.

•  In the Selection Brush Options bar, change the Mode from Selection to Mask and the Hardness from 0-to 75%.

•  “paint” in their selection in the windshield area of the car. When you are happy with your painted selection, (all of the area they want to remove should be covered by a red overlay) change the Mode option on the Selection Brush Option bar to Selection.

•  invert the selection, and then go to Edit>Cut to remove the old background from the windshield.

•  should be able to see the current background through the windshield.

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