Tag Archives: Term 2

Fall 2014 – 11 – Brightness & Contrast

Objective: I can effectively use Adjustment Layers to correct colors in Adobe Photoshop.


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Topics Discussed:
  • Layers
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Brightness & Contrast Adjustment Layer
  • Vibrance Adjustment Layer
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Hue


Correct the color on all four of the files in folder “11 – Brightness & Contrast” in the Student Pickup Folder. Using the tools and techniques demonstrated in the video and discussed in class, apply a Brightness & Contrast Adjustment Layer and a Vibrance Adjustment Layer to lighten or darken the photograph as needed, and to adjust the skin tones to look natural. Make sure your screen brightness is set to at least 50% to ensure you are seeing true color. Save each file with your name in the filename, put all four files into a folder with your name on it and copy the entire folder to Folder #11 in the Student Drop Folder.

Assigned: October 14th, 2014
Due Date: October 15th, 2014

Fall 2014 – 10 – Photoshop: Selecting Portions of an Image

Welcome to our Adobe Photoshop unit! Photoshop is an incredibly powerful image creation and manipulation tool. One of the keys to mastering Photoshop is using the selection tools to select portions of an image to manipulate. Let’s get started with some basic tools and techniques to select portions of an image.

Objective: I can effectively use a range of selection tools in Adobe Photoshop.

Video Link:

Topics Discussed:
  • Arrange Windows (2UP vertical, 2UP horizontal)
  • Magic Wand Tool
  • Quick Select Tool
  • Move Tool
  • Select -> Similar
  • Select -> Inverse


Using the tools and techniques demonstrated in the video and discussed in class, create a composite image using the Moon image as a background and the Astronaut, Alien and the Cheese. Make sure each of the images has no traces of a white or black background. Name your layers appropriately. Save your file as “YOURNAME Moon Party.psd” and place a copy in Folder #10 in the Student Drop Folder.

Assigned: October 13th, 2014
Due Date: October 14th, 2014