We have a lot to accomplish today.
First, we have to make sure that everybody as access to the yearbook drive (Y:), has the yearbook icon on their desktop, their own folder for their work, and
understands the basic procedures for the handling of digital files.
Then, we need to start learning Adobe Photoshop Elements, and the basic tools that we will use everyday to colour correct our photos, straighten horizons, remove red eye, fix complexions (very important in high school!), and crop.
The files we will need for this hands-on lecture are located here.
Today, we are going to start working on one of the most relevant Photoshop features that will be used in the production of the yearbook (and your magazine cover, for that matter).
By the end of the period you should be able to:
1) understand what layers are, and how to use them
2) how to cut an object out of one photo and paste it in another
3) how to add small details (like shadows) to increase realism
For this period you will need these two files (PitBull, Hotel).
You will also need to pick out a place that you would like to visit, but have never been (this will need to be at least a 4mp photo..make sure you use Google Advanced Image Search). You will also need to work with a partner to take a photo of yourself. You will be making a virtual postcard.
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