Graphic Design II Module

Objectives:                                             Objectives and standards

·        Monitor file physical sizes and disk space sizes.

·         Recognize and apply different topography decisions. 

·         Apply and maintain transparency

·         Use layers, mask, and selection tools.

·         Import/export images

·         Apply text wrapping and path tools to images

·         Apply filters and effects

·         Produce animated (.gif) images.   


1.     Complete the module terminology questions You may work on this with your partner. Only submit one copy and make sure to put both names on the electronic document before submitting. Use Firefox so you have the ability to save your answers if you don’t finish.

2.     Activity 1 Text wrapping and paths tutorial video (11:07)  SAMPLE   

In this activity you will be starting with a blank canvas and making a logo. You will use text wrapping and paths to try and make it look identical to the real company logo. In this situation you will be making the Starbucks logo.  You do not need to include the word “sample” like you see in the sample. When you are finished save in your Tech Lab folder as Activity 1. Save it as a Photoshop file so I can see your layers.  Below is the file you will need.

Download:  Starbucks inner logo

3.     Activity 2 Fire Text Effect tutorial video (22:12) Korb finished SAMPLE
In this activity you will be creating text and then applying a fire effect to it so that it looks like the text is actually on fire.  Skills you will need to use: filters, layers, transparency, effects, transform, importing images. Grading will be largely subjective to how your text looks. It should look realistic like the text is actually on fire, and the steps followed. You are welcome to deviate from the directions and recommendations, but you will get the best results if you follow the video.

Download: Fire picture


4.     Activity 3 Pixel Explosion or basket weave effect


Pixel Explosion SAMPLE  Video tutorial (8:48) 
In this activity you will be making a picture look like the subject is dissolving because part of their body is being turned into particles or pixels. Skills you will need to use: Masking, importing/exporting images, layers, brush tools. Like activity 2, the grading will be subjective on how your finished project looks. The first step is to find a subject to use. You need to have a picture where the subject is on a solid color light background. You can either create one yourself in Photoshop, or find one already created.  Open that picture in Photoshop to get started. You do not need to use the splatter brushes to be successful. You can find different preinstalled brushes that will create a similar effect.


If you want to use the splatter brush, download this brush file and ask how to add it to Photoshop.



Basket Weave SAMPLE Video Tutorial


In this activity you will take a picture of your choosing and create a basket weave effect on the picture by following the necessary steps.  Follow the set up at the beginning carefully so your picture is the correct size.  Start with a picture that is no smaller than 800x 800 pixels.


5.     Activity 4 Cartoon rendering or Animation
You have a choice between making a cartoon rendering of yourself, or an animation. Both will be worth the same amount of points.
Cartoon sample
before and after          Animation sample


The animation is the easier of the two. You need to create some type of text phrase that is animated with movement, contains a background color, contains text color, and uses a creative font. (not Arial)  This VIDEO will take you through step by step. The finished product will be a .gif file that is animated.  You must also save the Photoshop file so I can check your layers.

The cartoon project is pretty cool, but is does take longer and is more challenging.  Watch the intro VIDEO I made so you know what to expect. Look at the tips below.

·        Cut out your body or portion you are going to use and put it on a solid color background before starting.

·        Use a picture with natural lighting or without shadows on the face.

·        Use a thinner brush size 3 or 4

·        Choose a high quality picture where you are smiling or showing a lot of character.

Watch this VIDEO to help you complete the cartoon effect.