"Your Turn" Assignment or Project Rubric
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Creating New Files You are going to create 4 photoshop files:

1) The first file will be called Web_size. Make it 800 pixels wide and 600 pixels high. Set the dpi to 72 pixels per inch, and set the Contents to White. Save it in your folder.

2) The second file will be called Letter_Print. Make it 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches high. Set the dpi to 300 pixels per inch and set the Contents to White. Save it in your folder.

3) The third file will be called Background_Color. It can be any size. Set the Contents to Background Color. Save it in your folder.

4) The fourth file will be called Transparent. It can be any size. Set the Contents to Transparent. Save it in your folder.

Complete Calendar Project Step 1
Create your file
Arranging Palettes
  1. Open Photoshop.
  2. Close all the palettes.
  3. Have your teacher watch you go to File>Preferences>General and click Reset Palette Locations to Default.
Downloading Photos from a Stock Photography Site
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
  1. Go to www.punchstock.com and download at least 5 pictures to your folder in My Documents .
  2. Go to www.acclaimimages.com and download at least 5 pictures to your folder in My Documents.
Navigation and View Tools...Part 1...Part 2 No Computer Assignment  
Introduction to Selection
Part 1
  • Download this picture.
  • Make a selection with the Rectangular Marquee tool.
  • Apply one of the artistic filters.
  • Inverse your selection by going to Select > Inverse.
    Apply a different artistic filter.
Introduction to Selection
Part 2
No Computer Assignment  
(Note: more selection tutorials are coming soon to Digital Imaging 1B's updated contract.)

Move Tool
  1. Download the file move_practice.psd. Open the file in Photoshop.
  2. Use the Move tool to assemble these pieces into the South Park character.
Complete Calendar Project Step 2
Place a picture on the calendar
Step 3
Place guides for designing the calendar grid
Introduction to Layers
Part 1
No Computer Assignment  

Introduction to Layers

Part 2

  1. Download the file Layer_Practice.psd and Elephant_Background.jpg..
  2. Open Layer_Practice.psd. in Photoshop. Change the order of the layers on the document so you can see all the features of the South Park character.
  3. Open the file Elephant_Background.jpg that you downloaded at the beginning.
  4. Use the Move Tool to drag the Elephant_Background.jpg onto Layer_Practice as a new layer.
  5. Make sure that the Elephant_Background is the bottom layer.



Blending Modes and Layer Opacity
Part 1
Part 2

Blending Modes Sampler Project files:
blending mode exercise
.....blending mode example

Project Rubric

  • :Layers labeled with name of blending mode
  • Correct blending mode selected for each layer
  • Other Directions followed
Complete Blending Modes Sampler Project
Layer Effects

1) Download layer_effect.psd.
2) Apply the following effects to the appropriate layers
- drop shadow with angle -100 degrees
- inner shadow with opacity 28%
- outer glow with intensity 150%
- inner glow with edge setting
- bevel and emboss - inner bevel
- bevel and emboss - outer bevel
- bevel and emboss - pillow emboss



Download the file line_practice.jpg. Use the line tool to recreate what you see at the end of the tutorial.

  • Make three intersecting lines in normal blending mode with a beginning arrowhead. Hold down the Shift key so that
    one line is vertical,
    one line is horizontal, and
    one line is at a 45 degree angle
  • Change the Foreground color to make a red line in Multiply blending mode that goes across one of the elephants
Complete Calendar Project Step 4
Use the Line tool to make the calendar grid

Introduction to Filters
Part 1.
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4.
Part 5

Filters Project file: Filters_Sampler.psd

Filter Project rubric:

  • Layers labeled with name of filter
  • Choice #1, 2 and 3 text layers changed to name of filter
  • Other Directions followed
Complete Filters Sampler Project