Due date: Wednesday, 11/2/16
File name: "Project 4- your name.psd"
File format: PSD
File size: no more than 800 pixels or less than 600 pixels in height. So as long as the height falls in between these 2 values you are fine.
Keep proportions consistent when changing sizes
File resolution: 72 dpi pixels/inch
Minimum of 12 pictures inside the silhouette.
and create a silhouette:
1. Use an image of the person/character inside of themselves.
2. Use images that have words or symbols that directly relate to them.
Example: You can't use #2 for Derek Jeter. It's almost like writing his name.
You can't use NY or Yankees, but you could use pinstripes. You could use the "gatorade" logo because he is connected with them.
2. Click on the box to get into mask mode.
4. Use the paint brush tool to fill in your selection.
5. Start with a large black brush, hardness 100, and color in all of your element/person but GO OUTSIDE THE LINES.
6. After that, switch to a smaller white brush, hardness 50 and color in UP TO THE LINES. Be sure to pay attention to details.
7. Check to see how your selection is coming along by clicking back and forth between standard mode and quick mask mode.
8. Click on the box to exit out of the mask mode when you have completed your mask. The red will disappear and you will see a selection where you had painted in white.
9. In the layers palette , click on the 'Add layer mask' button at the bottom.
10. Your layer will go from looking like this:
12. Place this folder between your mask layer and your background layer.
13. Using at least 12 images, use the move tool to place them in the folder labeled "Elements".
** Remember Command & T to help you transform the images quicker **
14. Make sure the cutouts of the images are smooth around the edges, or very cleanly cut out. Use the eraser tool to help smooth out the edges.
1. Duplicate the layer with the mask by dragging it down to the new layer icon :
2. Label it "Cutout".
3. Command & click on the layer mask thumbnail for 'Cutout' to load it as a selection.
4. Control click on the layer mask thumbnail for 'Cutout' and select "Delete Layer Mask". The white mask disappears, but you still have a selection.
5. With the selection still present on the 'Cutout' layer, go to Edit > Cut (Command & X). You should be left with a cutout:
6. Using the Type tool, type 4-5 adjectives describing your person. Make sure you have a space after the last word.
7. Double click on the "T" in the layers palette for your text. This should highlight the text.
8. Go to Edit > Copy.
9. Reload your cutout selection by hitting Command & clicking on the picture of the cutout.
This will make a selection around your cutout.
10. Go to Window > Paths. Then click on the menu selector on the paths tab,
and select "Make work path":
11. Change the tolerance to 1.0 . You will now see a new path call "Work path".
12. Click back on the layers tab.
13. Making sure you still have the Type tool selected, click somewhere on the line of the work path. The cursor should snap to the line:
14. Now you should see the cursor flashing on the edge of your cutout. Hit Command & V several times until you see your text rolling around the person. Give a few extra clicks (4-5) after the two ends meet.
Notice that the two ends don't exactly meet? And I still see the old text? We'll fix that next.
15. Turn off the visibility for the original text layer. The straight line of text should disappear.
16. Double click on the "T" for your new text layer. It should highlight the text with a glow around your cutout.
17. Let's "Hide" the glow by clicking on View > Extras. It should remove the glow. We still have it selected, but it's not showing the extra - the glow.
18. Up top in the options bar, next to the text warp option, you'll see the character option. Click on this to open the menu.
19. Double click to highlight the font size.
You can now change these values easily by using the up or down arrow keys. As you start doing this, you will notice the text growing or shrinking.
The font got smaller, but still doesn't connect. That's next.
20. Space out the letters by changing the tracking. Do the same technique you did with the font size, and use the arrow keys until you are happy with the spacing.
21. Create a new blank layer by clicking on the 'create new layer' icon in the bottom of the layer's palette. Place this new layer just above the 'Cutout' layer.
Go to Edit > Fill to fill the empty layer with a color (any color) that is different than your text. You get this:
22. Delete the cutout layer. You don't need it.
23. Delete the text layer that does NOT wrap around them. You don't need it.
When you are done, save this project as "Project 4 - your name.psd" and submit to the video dropbox.
Reflection Question - Due Wednesday, 11/3 (2 paragraphs in Juno doc):
1) Why did you pick the person/character you chose?
2) List all the images you used inside the cutout and why you used them.
3) How did your mask/selection make the silhouette work?
4) What words did you pick to trace around your image and why?
5) What did work and what didn't work with your project overall?