Using 6 artboards, place and compose Rectangle Shape, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star and Flare. change and explore color for stroke and fill as well as dash, weight, etc.
CE15: Filters Limited
Filters are a sore subject for me. On one hand they can allow the user to do some amazing things, but this can get out of hand so much that the user relies only on Filters. This is recognized easily by anyone who has ever used Photoshop. When you make future work, the job then becomes how much can we get away with before it becomes obvious. We don’t want it to get out of control. This is your challenge.
I am going to cover a limited amount of filters with you.
Blending modes are like Christmas Morning!
They can take your art work to the next level. Basically, they combine color and brightness between two layers. Like making a “super combination”. Cycle through and use 24 Blending Modes in Photoshop. Discover new territory and new combinations. Post original images and Blending mode examples.
CE13: Vector Tools
Remember the difference between Vector and Raster is the difference between Illustrator and Photoshop. However, there are certain tools that “cross-over”. Vector Tools such as the Rectangle Tool and the Polygon Tool allow you to draw shapes, adjust fill and stroke colors and scale up and down without loosing quality. You can also easily go back and adjust if necessary.
The Dodge tool and the Burn tool lighten or darken areas of the image. These tools are based on a traditional darkroom technique for regulating exposure on specific areas of a print. Photographers hold back light to lighten an area on the print (dodging) or increase the exposure to darken areas on a print (burning). (helpx.adobe.com)
CE12: Color Theory
Basic Color Theory will help you with choosing pleasing color harmonies. It will also help you analyze images you find online and figure out why you tend to like certain color combinations.
Layer Styles/Layer Effects are special options we can use to create drop shadows, neon glow and embossing that can be specific to each layer.
We will work with examples where results are better on light and dark backgrounds.
Task: Examples should be in files that are 800×600 px.