PhotoShop Exercise

Instructions: You can use any 4 images, any theme, and any text you desire.

See SAMPLE WEBSITE from this layout

  1. Locate and open several images of any kind. Don't worry about sizing. You will resize them later.
  2. Choose the Crop tool. For each image file, use constraining cropping to keep images same size. For the small image above, I used a width of 170px and a height of 300px.
  3. Start a new file to place the images on. The new file should be large enough to accommodate your four images.
  4. Drag each image onto your new file (canvas).
    The best way is with the Window/Arrange menu.
  5. Arrange your images properly evenly and seamlessly. To do so,
    • Select your 4 layers.
    • Then use the Align and Distribute tools on the Control Palette. Choose Align Top Edges. (The only way to distribute horizontally is to use Smart Guides to line up evenly.)
  6. Using the Layers palette, select the 3 photo layers and merge them. (Layer/Merge Layers)
  7. Change to Monotone or DuoTone for each image.
  8. Image/Mode/Grayscale. Don't flatten
  9. Image/Mode/Duotone
  10. Notice that all layers are in the Duotone Mode. Therefore, change the mode back to RGB (Don't Flatten)
  11. Then add a new layer and fill with desired color.

If time permits, continue making it a full design.

  1. In a new layer, create a rectangle and fill with a color. Type a large heading such as "JSHM"
  2. Type some more discriptive text (such as the text in white)
  3. Type a word or phrase and rotate it.(Such as Believe) Place any imagery behind it.
  4. Always SAVE your Photoshop files as .PSD to allow you to edit it later if you need to.
  5. Then SAVE AS a JPG format to be able to insert in other software such as websites and word processing.