Good Morning! Photo: wallyir, from: morgueFile.com
Good Morning! Photo: wallyir, from: morgueFile.com

Today we will focus on

  • Taking digital photos of textures
  • Taking a portrait of each other
  • Editing the images in Photoshop

Photoshoot

Preparation: we will all go to the p.ic blog and read the Photography Tutorial.

Next we will team up and then see how many cameras we will have between each other. If you have a good quality mobile, you can use that to take the pictures. Otherwise you will be able to use a digital camera provided by the library.

Take 2 photos of each team member. The photos need to be taken in front of a white background.

Take 5 pictures of each type of texture (see p.ic tutorial)

Photoshop Work

We will next combine the texture with your photo in Photoshop and apply some of the skills, that you have learnt over the past weeks. Make sure to use your own photos that you took for this one.

Follow the instructions on this tutorial (that we used in the previous two classes): 3 Images

Save your final work on your USB as a PNG.

Good morning Aylin, Blaine, Adrian, Lewis, Rached, Timothy, Tyler, Jordan, Jennifer, Daniel, Luke, Liam, Sue and Michelle!!!

I am sorry about the bad news, but this will be our last class together.

Today we will focus on

  • Reflections Photoshop Tutorial

Tutorial9 - Glossy Reflection

Tutorial9 – Glossy Reflection

Glossy Reflection Tutorial

Follow the in-class presentation of this tutorial The 5 Essential Photoshop Reflections or complete it yourself.

Good Morning! Photo: wallyir, from: morgueFile.com
Good Morning! Photo: wallyir, from: morgueFile.com

Good morning Aylin, Blaine, Adrian, Lewis, Tom, Rached, Timothy, Dean, Tyler, Jordan, Jennifer, Daniel and Luke.

And a big welcome back to Liam, Esma, Robert, Sue and Michelle!!! It is nice to have you back…

Today we will focus on

  • Taking digital photos of textures
  • Taking a portrait of each other
  • Editing the images in Photoshop

Photoshoot

Preparation: we will all go to the p.ic blog and read the Photography Tutorial.

Next we willteam up and then see how many cameras we will have between each other. If you have a good quality mobile, you can use that to take the pictures. Otherwise you will be able to use a digital camera provided by the library.

Take 2 photos of each team member.

Take 5 pictures of each type of texture (see p.ic tutorial)

Photoshop Work

We will next combine the texture with your photo in Photoshop and apply some of the skills, that you have learnt over the past weeks.

Save your final work on your USB as a PNG.

 

Photo by photojock on morgueFile.com
Photo by photojock on morgueFile.com

Content for Today’s Tutorial

  • Create Metal Texture
Example in Century Gothic  The second one with a Photo Filter in 25% blue
Example in Century Gothic
The second one with a Photo Filter in 25% blue

Metal Texture

This tutorial is about creating a stainless steel texture with a brushed surface (similar to the image above) and apply it to a line of text.

Step 1:

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) and use these settings:

  • Preset: Web
  • Size: 1280 (w) x 1024 px (h)
  • Resolution: 72 ppi

Step 2:

Use the Type Tool (T) and using capitals, type a word that relates to metal (the material) or signifies strength. You could even choose the name of a Metal band. I choose the word: ROYAL.

  • Font: Pick a Sans Serif, eg Century Gothic
  • Dimensions: something that fills the page, eg 280 pt, or use the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) to adjust the size.

Step 3:

Select the shape of your word, create a new layer and fill the selection with 50% Grey, then with Noise.

  • Hold Ctrl and click on the thumbnail of the Text layer (in the layer panel) to select the shape of the text
  • Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N)
  • Fill the selection with 50% Grey – Press Shift+F5, Select Grey at 50%
  • Fill the selection with Noise: Filter>Noise>Add Noise
    Amount: 100%, Distribution: Gaussian, tick Monochromatic

Step 4:

Apply Motion Blur

  • Apply Motion Blur Filter>Blur>Motion Blur
  • pick an angle that appeals to you (eg horizontal = angle:0)
  • Distance: pick a distance that creates long lines (I used 48 px)

Step 5:

Fill the text with 50% Grey. The edge of the text has become a bit see through.

  • Press Shift+F5
  • Select Grey at 50%
  • Select Behind for the Blending Mode

Step 6:

Use Curves to lighten the image up a bit.

  • Ctrl+M or Image>Adjustments>Curves
  • Manually adjust the curve

Step 7:

Use Bevel&Emboss to add depth to the text.

  • Double-click on you Type layer (around the title, not on the title – this should open the Layer Style/Blending Options.
  • Select Bevel/Emboss and change the settings
Bevel & Emboss - just an example
Bevel & Emboss – just an example

Step 8:

Save it as a PNG and try the same with a variety of (=5) different fonts.

When complete combine all the fonts on a page for presentation.