|This class picks up where we left
off with Photoshop 102. We'll teach you a lot more about Layers,
First, we'll take this
picture and cut out the eagle using our selection tools...
Then we'll paste him into a different picture of
some sand dunes, but we'll put him on his own layer.
With the eagle separated on his own layer,
we can further manipulate either layer (the eagle or the background)
without effecting the rest of the picture.
We'll learn about layer opacity and
luminosity settings to make the eagle look like a ghost and to
darken the whole image.
Next we'll add a text layer and I'll show
you all kinds of new tricks and techniques for working with text in
Photoshop, such as how to give your text this Background Glow
We'll then spend a good
deal of time working with Masks and Channels. I'll teach
you what these are, and how and why you want to use them.
For our in-class project, we'll take a
photograph of some kids sitting on rocks by the beach, use a mask
to isolate them, and change the background so it appears to be a
sponge-painting. Then, we'll pull some rocks out of the foreground
of a different photograph, and use a Layer to isolate them
and place them in the foreground of this image. It's a real neat effect.
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