Unit C Test
1. Open the blurry butterfly.jpg in the Organizer workspace and attempt to sharpen the image using the Auto Sharpen command once in the Auto Fix window.
Once you have performed the first sharpening pass, zoom in on the butterfly in the image, and reapply the Auto Sharpen at least 10 times.
Direct your attention to areas of the image, which are now over sharpened and where you can see sharpening being applied to individual pixels.
Put arrows pointing to these places.
You will not be able to sharpen the blurry butterfly.jpg image, since the image is too out of focus to correct.
In this case, you would need to locate another image with better focus to correct, as there is no way to correct the sharpness of this particular image.
2. Open the bright butterfly.jpg in the Organizer workspace and attempt to correct the problem exposure using Auto Smart Fix button.
After applying the Smart Fix, drag the Smart Fix option slider 1 tick mark to the right, to add an additional amount of Smart Fix.
Then, drag the Smart Fix slider farther to the right and observe the image.
Cancel the slider. To cancel the slider correction, go to the “General Fixes” tab and the “cancel” (circle with slash) and “commit”(checkmark) icons on the right hand side of the tab.
To cancel the Smart Fix completely, students must click the reset button above the image in the workspace.
Apply a Levels Auto adjustment to the reset bright butterfly image and note the changes,
Then reset the image.
On the reset image, have students use the Darken Highlights and Midtone Contrast options sliders to correct the exposure problems.
Make the best adjustment possible.
Add additional corrections using the saturation, hue, temperature, and tint sliders.
Print Screen each correction
You will not be able to correct the bright butterfly.jpg image, since the image is extremely overexposed.
In this case, you would need to locate another image with better exposure to correct, as there is very little you can do in the Quick Fix window to improve the over exposure.
3. Open buffalo.jpg and apply several different Photo Filters to the image.
Print Screen and label each filter
If none of the preset filter modes are pleasing, select you own colors by double clicking inside the Color swatch in the Photo Filter dialog to bring up the Photoshop Elements color picker.
You can choose a new color by going to the thin vertical slider and targeting a color range by clicking and dragging the slider arrows up and down the vertical color slider.
Once you have located a color range, you can fine tune the color selection by clicking on an area inside the large color picker box and selecting the color the hollow pointer encloses.
4. Open the layer butterfly.jpg file in the Standard Edit workspace,
Open the Histogram and Layers palettes.
Watch the histogram as they click in the layer visibility area of the Layers palette (eyeball icon).
As you turn on each subsequent layer in the stack, print screen the changes in the histogram.
5. Open Keric_car.jpg in the Standard Edit workspace
Add a duplicate layer by going to Layer>Duplicate layer.
Apply the Shadows/Highlights adjustment to the duplicate layer so that you can see the changes made to the image.
Make sure the Background Copy layer is highlighted in the Layers palette, and then go to Enhance>Adjust Lighting>Shadows/Highlights.
The dialog box will open and you will see an immediate improvement as the Lighten Shadows slider is set to a default of 50%. Adjust the Highlights and the Midtone Contrast to bring back some of the red in the car while not effecting the lightening of the shadows adjustment.
Click Ok when you are happy with the overall adjustment.
Turn the layer visibility (eyeball icon) on and off to see the improvement Shadows/Highlights has made to the image.
Print Screen both
6. Open the deer.jpg image.
Add a Levels adjustment layer to improve dynamic range.
Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer.
In the Hue/Saturation dialog pull the Saturation slider all the way to the left. The color in the image has been desaturated. Remember the color is still there, it is just turned down.
Click Ok to commit the change
Save image as Deer_bw.psd.
Do not close the image.
After a grayscale effect has been added to an image, add a second Hue/Saturation layer.
Click on Colorize in the right hand corner of the Hue/Saturation dialog box. A Hue overlay is added to the image.
Adjust the Hue and Saturation sliders until they find a color and saturation level they like. Click Ok to commit the change.
If the Hue/Saturation layer seems to block original contrast of the image have users change the blending mode on the Layers palette from “ Normal ” to “Color”
Save image as Deer_duo.psd
After a duotone effect has been added to the deer image, have users add a third Hue/Saturation layer.
Click on colorize in the right hand corner of the Hue/Saturation dialog box. A second Hue overlay is added to the image. Adjust the Hue and Saturation sliders until they find an appropriate color for the deer and then click OK to commit the change.
The new Hue/Saturation layer will cover the all of the original duotone.
To restrict the new Hue/Saturation layer to just the deer in the image have users click in the second thumbnail (blank) of the third Hue/Saturation and then click on the Paintbrush tool. Set the Foreground color to black and select a soft-edged brush. Paint with black in the areas where they want to reveal the original duotone color.
The areas painted with black will conceal the “deer” color adjustment.
Areas painted in white will reveal the “deer” color adjustment.
Add another Hue/Saturation layer to color the rock a different color than the background (duotone) or the deer.
Save image as Deer_multi.psd