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PHOTOSHOP TRICKS #1 – Working with Layers

Instructions
INTRODUCTION:

Learn a few quick tasks in Photoshop. There are tutorial hand-outs for each of these tasks.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Duotone Image
– Convert an image into greyscale (Image/Mode/Greyscale)
– Re-introduce a bit of colour by creating a Duotone (Image/Mode/Duotone – switch to Duotone and choose colours)

HDR (Layer combine)
– Take a set of photos with bracketed exposures (once ‘correct’ and 2 over and 2 underexposed)
– Start in Adobe BRIDGE and NOT in Photoshop.
– Combine them using ‘File/Automate/Merge to HDR’
– Use the sliders to get the best effect – follow the tutorial

BLOWOUT
– Use the QUICK FIX (levels) task to create a ‘blown out’.
– Starting with just the ‘right’ image will be key here

Levels Layers
– Improve your image by finding the perfect white and Black points to correct the curve
– This works best on a photo that is over- or under-exposed. Perfect images off the web will not work.
– This is the basic skill that will work with the all other tasks that involve masking.

Selective B&W
– Leave colour in just part of your image for effect (as in assignment 10)
– Start with a colour image, select out the part you want to keep in colour
– Invert the selection and turn the rest of the image into B&W, using an adjustment layer.
– Add or subtract to the Adjustment Layer Mask for effect.

SUBMIT

1 Completed image for each task
All source files in one folder for reference
Everything submitted as one folder with you name and block in the folder name.

KEY CRITERIA:

Effects are clearly visible, HDR photos well taken

CHALLENGE:

Try to create TWO versions of your HDR image – one with very even tone and all detail visible, the other very vivid and abstract.

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