Unit 13 Task a - How to Use Photoshops Toolsand Features - Starter

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Unit 13 – Task A
Introduction
I plan to use Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended to produce a portfolio of images. I have decided to use Adobe Photoshop as it is far superior to Paint due to these 2 items of software are the only ones available to me. Adobe Photoshop will hopefully allow me to produce a good standard of quality pieces of work. Within this portfolio I will try to include a number of images that show how I can manipulate images using a range of tools.

Here I have easily created a simple line using the line tool which I plan to manipulate.

I have manipulated this simple line. I used the anchor tool to hold or allow me to move points to where I wish. This allowed me to bend the outer edge of the line generating something a little different. To manipulate the colour I used the selective colour pre-sets in the adjustments bar.

Basic Line Drawings – Living Room Layout
WINDOW

DOOR

I used the line tool to create a rough floor plan of my living room. However to create the various objects I used the rectangle tool to do this. To identify these objects I used the text tool to label them including where the windows and doors are. To identify these I used the line tool but in a different colour and on a separate layer so there locations are visible.

Text Tool

Rectangle Tool
Line Tool

Line Drawing – Car
This is an image of a Saleen S7. I plan to create a line drawing of this image.

I erased the background with the eraser tool and applied the filter photocopy and moved the settings around to give a detailed line drawing however the colours where the wrong way round so I selected the remains of the image and clicked Image> adjustments> invert which swapped the colours around to leave me with this.

I used the eraser to remove any slightly shaded areas and around the darker line to create a cleaner line drawing.

Boxed Charts – Favourite Car
I created a chart in excel from a question on a questionnaire about people favourite car. I then used the magic wand tool to select I wanted to fill. I then copied the logo of the car make which I found on the internet, I then went into Edit>> Paste Into. This made sure that the image only pasted into the selected area. The chart above shows the results of the manipulation.

Icons - Home Icon
From the internet I searched for an image that resembled home on Google. I then saved the image from: http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=home&hl=en&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=17BtdxpF8_pSeM:&imgrefurl=http://www.greatbooksandaudiobooks.com/category/home-office-books.htm&docid=yhgYMwz0SeWWOM&w=320&h=320&ei=pTB7TtuZBIml0QXX-MWjAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=178&vpy=224&dur=270&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=113&ty=128&page=1&tbnh=144&tbnw=145&start=0&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0&biw=1440&bih=719

Using this image I edited it on Adobe Photoshop to create some sort of home icon. At step 1, on a new layer, I coloured the blue centre in green making sure to leave the opacity at 100%. Once this had been done I changed the layer style to overlay.

At step 2 I did the same again but colouring the outer golden rim in red to give it a hotter look. Finally at step 3 I coloured the house image in the middle a blue colour, as soon as I had done this I changed the layer style to Hue which gave it a brighter look.

Brush Tool

Overlay Style

Hue Style

Icon
I open up Photoshop and placed a pattern which I found on the internet.
I then created a new layer and drew a circle roughly in the middle of the page with the brush tool. It left me with this.

I the used the wave filter to make distortions on the canvas. I then pressed ctrl +f five times to create this effect on the canvas.

I copied the layer 3 times and rotated them 90 degrees after the previous one which left me with this.

I drew a cilcle to mark the edge of the area that I wanted for the fill for my icon. I then erasedwith the erased tool the rest of...
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