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Tool
Tutorial
"Your Turn" Assignment
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Airbrush and
Paintbrush
Make a design (just play around) with the paintbrush and airbrush tools. Be sure to experiment with these settings:
- brush size
- brush shape
- pressure
- opacity
 
Clone Stamp 1) Download the picture. There's a link at the bottom of the page.
2) Use the rubberstamp tool to fix the tear.
 
Pattern Stamp 1) Download the picture alaska_coast.jpg.
2) Define the pattern stamp as a wave or a rock and use it to change the picture.
 
History Brush
Part 1
.....Part 2
Experiment with the history brush on a picture of your choice.
Be sure to try changing the
- opacity,
- brush size,
- blending mode and the
- impressionist check box.
 
Art History Brush
Part 1
.....Part 2
Take this picture, or another landscape picture, and use the art history brush on the sky and one other element in the picture. Be sure to change the settings for the different parts of the picture.  
Eraser Tools
Part 1.......Part 2
1) Open up any image in Photoshop that has only one layer.
2) Make the following 4 eraser marks:
a) Use the block eraser in the top left corner
b) Use the pencil eraser in the top right corner, with 50% opacity.
c) Use the airbrush eraser in the bottom left corner, with 25% pressure.
d) Use the paintbrush eraser in the bottom right corner, with a 10-step fade and wet edges.
3) Double-click on the background layer and re-name it layer 0.
4) Make all 4 eraser marks a second time.
 
Pencil no computer assignment  
Line This is the same tutorial you saw in Part 1 - Getting Started handout. Watch the tutorial again, but you do not have to do the "your turn exercise" again. Now that you know more about painting tools, new parts of the tutorial will make more sense to you.  
Blur, Sharpen and Smudge Open any image in Photoshop and experiment with the blur, sharpen and smudge tools.  
Dodge

1) Download the image, dark_museum.jpg. There is a link at the bottom this page.
2) Use the dodge tool to lighten the shadowy areas of the picture.
3) Remember that you can use Edit > Undo or the history palette to undo if any areas get over-lightened.

 
  Burn
Part 1
.......Part 2
1) Download this image.
2) Use the burn tool to increase the strength of the shadows to make this picture look like it was taken in direct sunight.
 
Sponge No computer assignment  
Paintbucket
Part 1.............Part 2
1) Open a picture (your choice) in Photoshop.
2) Make a new layer.
3) On the new layer, make a rectangular selection, then use the paintbucket tool with these settings:
Opacity 100% - Tolerance 20 - Use All Layers (checked) - Contiguous (checked)
4) On the same layer, make a different rectangular selection, then use the paintbucket tool with these settings:
Opacity 20% - Tolerance 80 - Use All Layers (un-checked) - Contiguous (checked)
 
Linear Gradient
PS 5.5
1) Download the file grad_practice.psd. (Use right-click> Save Target As)
2) Go to the ground layer and use the rectangular marquee to select an area to be the ground. The top of the rectangle, which would be the horizon, should be even with the character's eyes.
3) Make a linear gradient from brown at the bottom of the page to black at the horizon.
4) Inverse your selection, go to the sky layer and make a linear gradient from light blue to white.
 
Radial Gradient
PS 5.5
Part 1......Part 2

Part 1
1) On the practice document from part 1, make a round selection on the balls layer.
2) Set the foreground color to white and the background color to black.
3) Make a radial gradient on the round selection to make a the illusion of a 3-dimensional ball.
4) If you like, paint a contact shadow on a layer underneath, using black color with a low opacity, and a soft brush.
Part 2
1) Open the file grad_practice.psd
2) Make a sunset gradient.
3) Apply the sunset gradient to your sky layer.

 
Angle, Reflective, and Diamond Gradient PS 5.5
Part 1............Part 2
Using this method, make 3 cylinders, all with different 2-color reflective gradients.  
Eyedropper and Color Sampler No Assignment  
   
Finish all 6 projects for Digital Imaging 1A