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PERSONAL LOGO Exercise

Using a portrait photo, create a "Looney Tunes" style graphic. This exercise will introduce you to some GREAT keyboard shortcuts and selection methods.
PhotoShop_LogoSample.jpg
PhotoShop_LogoSample.jpg

This video demo is just a (fast) preview - if you're new to Photoshop, you'll still need to READ the instructions below to complete the project.
Remember that you can PAUSE and REWIND the video anytime you need to.

Here's the STEP by STEP
Photoshop_LogoLayers.png
Photoshop_LogoLayers.png

  1. RESIZE your Portrait Image
    1. Use the cropping tool and create an appropriate cropped image 500 pixels in width and height
      (You'll need to enter 500px for the width and height values at the top of the screen)(After the crop, double click the magnifying glass tool in the toolbar to zoom back in on the image)
  2. SELECT your head
    1. Use the MAGIC WAND tool and make sure it's options are set to ANTI-ALIAS; CONTIGUOUS, but not SAMPLE ALL LAYERS. Select the background. SHIFT-Click to add more of the background if necessary.
    2. CTRL-SHIFT-I to select the INVERSE
    3. CTRL-J to "Jump-Copy" the selection to it's own layer - name it "HEAD"
  3. PAINT a new BACKGROUND
    1. Click on the BACKGROUND layer
    2. Click on the "Create a New Layer" button at the bottom left
      Photoshop_LayersPalette03.png
      Photoshop_LayersPalette03.png
    3. Name the new layer "NEW BACKGROUND"
    4. Choose a new matching foreground and background colour and paint a gradient on the NEW BACKGROUND layer
  4. FEATHER the HEAD layer
    1. Click on the HEAD layer
    2. CTRL - CLICK the HEAD layer ICON to select it's pixels
    3. CTRL-SHIFT-I to invert the selection to the area AROUND the head
    4. FEATHER the selection using menu SELECT | FEATHER and choose a value of 1 pixel
    5. Use CTRL-H to HIDE the selection border
    6. ZOOM IN to 100% to see the edge pixels clearly
    7. Hit the DELETE KEY once - the edges should get cleaner - repeat hitting the delete key as needed to clean up the edges
    8. CTRL-H to unhide the selection - CTRL-D to DESELECT entirely
  5. CREATE a RING around the HEAD
    1. Click on the HEAD layer and create a NEW LAYER over that
    2. Use the ELLIPTICAL MARQUEE tool (it may be hidden under the rectangular marquee tool - click and hold to toggle), hold the SHIFT key, and draw a selection around the majority of the head. Try to move the selected circle so that covers from just above the head to just below the neckline (Med CloseUp)
    3. Choose a new foreground colour, and click ALT - DELETE to fill the selection with that colour
    4. Use the menu SELECT - MODIFY - CONTRACT and shrink the selection by 50 pixels
    5. Use the menu SELECT - MODIFY - SMOOTH and smooth the selection by 50 pixels
    6. Hit the DELETE key to punch a hole in the circle
    7. Use CTRL-D to DESELECT
  6. FIX the head
    1. Go to the HEAD layer
    2. Use a Rectangular Marquee tool to select the head from about the nose to just above the head
    3. Use CTRL-J to copy this to a new layer - rename it HEAD FIX
    4. Drag the HEAD FIX LAYER so that it is above the RING in the layer stack
  7. BEVEL the RING
    1. Select the RING layer
    2. Use the menu LAYER - LAYER STYLE - STYLE SETTINGS
    3. Toggle the BEVEL option ON - you can try playing with the settings
  8. MASK OUT the outer background
    1. Click on the HEAD layer
    2. Create a new layer and rename it MASK
    3. Click on the RING layer
    4. Use the MAGIC WAND SELECT tool and click outside the ring
    5. Click back on the MASK layer
    6. Hit the D key to restore the DEFAULT colours of black and white
    7. Use CTRL - DELETE to fill the mask with the FOREGROUND colour
  9. CROP and SAVE your work
    1. Save your PSD file
    2. Use FILE - SAVE FOR WEB to save a JPG cop;y for use on the web

Learn these Keyboard Shortcuts to help you SELECT better in Photoshop
PhotoShop_LogoSample02.jpg
PhotoShop_LogoSample02.jpg

SELECTION TIPS
Keys
Add to Selection
SHIFT
Remove from Selection
ALT
Hide Selection Border
CTRL-H
Deselect
CTRL-D
Jump Copy
CTRL-J
Select Layer Pixels
CTRL-Click the Layer Icon


COLOUR & FILL

Default Colours
D
Fill with Foreground
ALT - DELETE
Fill with Background
CTRL - DELETE


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Specific Skill or Objective
Level 4 - Exemplary
Level 3 - Competent
Level 2 - Partially Proficient
Level 1 - Incomplete
Sizing Specifications
A1 A3 B1
The logo and it's elements have been perfectly sized to fit the correct dimensions (500x500px) and aspect ratio (square). Elements use the space effectively, and are centered appropriately
The logo and it's elements have been generally sized to fit the correct dimensions and aspect ratio
The logo and it's elements have some sizing issues to fit the correct dimensions and aspect ratio
The logo and it's elements have significant sizing issues to fit the correct dimensions and aspect ratio
Selection
A1 A3 B1
The face has been skillfully and completely separated from the background. Fringe has been effectively removed using feathering.
The face has been effectively removed from the background. Fringe has been generally removed using feathering.
The face has been removed from the background, although flaws and fringe could be better removed using proper feathering.
The face has been poorlyremoved from the background. Flaws and fringe have not been corrected.
New Artwork
A3 B1
Background, Mask and Ring have been constructed in appropriate sizes, using effective (gradient) colours. The head has been convincingly "popped" to the top of the ring element. Layer Styles (shadows, bevelling) all convincingly enhance the final product.
Background, Mask and Ring have been constructed using good techniques. The head has been "popped" to the top of the ring element. Layer Styles (shadows, bevelling) all enhance the final product.
The piece demonstrates some of the Background, Mask and Ring elements. The may also feature the head has "popped" to the top of the ring element. Some Layer Styles enhance the final product.
The piece demonstrates few of the Background, Mask and Ring elements, as well as the head "popping" to the top of the ring element and Layer Styles to enhance the final product.














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