GAC photoshop

Exercise 1: Foodface

Download the food image found below to your computer and open it in Photoshop. Select one of the foods, paste it into a new layer, and erase the white bits of the background. Continue selecting and pasting on new layers until you can create a face like in the example below. Finally, create a background for the face by drawing on a new empty layer. I will walk you through the process in class before we begin.

Exercise 2: Headshot

Download the image below, open it in Photoshop, and work with me as we use adjustment layers to improve the quality of the image. When we are finished with global adjustments, we will isolate the foreground and background using the quick select tool, then use masked adjustment layers to make separate adjustments to each part.

Exercise 3: Cancun

Download the image below and work with me using the clone stamp tool to eliminate a background figure. We will also rebalance the slide with a series of masked and unmasked adjustment layers, plus a rotation and crop.

Exercise 4: Castle Rock

Download the two images below and combine them to produce a single high-dynamic range image. We'll use a combination of masking and transformations to create the final picture.

Exercise 5: Elizabeth Taylor

Download the grayscale image below and colorize it. An example of the finished exercise is posted beneath the grayscale version, and underneath that is a YouTube tutorial that walks you through the procedure.

Exercise 6: Terrible Family Portrait

First, correct the exposure errors by creating a Levels adjustment layer that will bring up the dark parts of the image. Use the adjustment layer's mask to confine the adjustment to the top 75% of the image. Use the Spot Healing Brush to clean up dust spots and scratches from the damaged negative. Finally, mask out the background, create a new empty layer underneath it, and fill that with a gradient.

Exercise 7: Animation

Take the face below and create five layers with successively bigger eyes (use the Bloat tool in the Liquify filter to enlarge the eyes). Create a Timeline frame animation that uses these layers to create the illusion of movement. See the example below for a more complex frame animation that uses the same technique.