In the Center Ring - Photoshop

Layers & Blending modes

Class 10

Assignment 3
  1. Large IMAGE Search
    Always look under > Tools > Large The bigger the better Also, Rachel Won provided us with this great site with HI-res images
  2. Background layer
    Won't erase a until it is a layer 0 (Double - click and it will turn into one.)
  3. Easy Copy

    Coping from layer another photoshop file: just Duplicate layer, pull the drop down menu, find your photoshop document and hit OK. You image will now be on your DESTINATION file without pushing a bunch of other files out of the way.
  4. Making a Small Image Appear Sharper

    Rezing Up - a LOW RESOLUTION picture. First you can't fix something that has too few pixels. It only works on a "relatively good image" View Layers Go to IMAGE > Image Size > bring your 72ppi up to 100px. Perhaps adjust levels and do AGAIN.

    Then go to (FILTER > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask). Adjust your anmount, radius and threshhold of your image. Be sure to have your "preview" button clicked on. You also don't want the preview so sharp that you start getting a "halo effect" Click for the VIEW LAYERS image.
  5. Blending modes
  6. Screen

    Everything that is DARK will became transparent. Best used to add smoke, fire, clouds or anything where your want the image to be sort of trnasparent AND your want the next bottomlayer to read clearly.

    SCREEN mask used over Cheerleaders


    Everything that is WHITE will became transparent. Black line work will hold

Lot's More Photo Photoshop
  1. Super layers
  2. Masking
  3. Bending, Twistiing and all that Warps
  4. Liguify
  5. A bit more about Blending Modes
First off -- AN IDEA!!!!Here's Our Title -

"When I Ran Away to the Circus"

You should have saved your 14" x 21" file @ 280 ppi we built in class. It is a TEASER POSTER
In the end we will have 2 posters - one that shows TWISTING and turning and one that will show MASKING.

And here's that great movie poster site I showed in class This is linked to the annual MORE TEASER samplesmovie Poster. For fun check out Worst Posters of the year.
Check out WORST posters of the year-pretty funny

Just bring in A LOT of Images. A LOT!!!! Many of them should be images that might be intersting if we twisted them around and changed their shape somehow. So keep that in mind.
As promised here are some of the great links I showed in class. And some I didn't have time to show.


Michael Jackson's - Cirque du Soliel

American Horror Stories-Freak Show

Something Wicked This way Comes

Greatest Showman

So everyone - DO RESEARCH!!! And let the research inspire you!

Denise LaBelle's Computer Skills Class
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