Graphic Design 1

Photoshop CS5 Tutorials

**DISCLAIMER**

 

 

Everything you see on this page is based on Adobe CS5. We have now upgraded to Adobe CC which inherently looks different and works differently. The general concepts and tools are the same but you're simply going to need to "figure it out."

 
Introduction To Photoshop

Intro to Photoshop

I purchased this dvd because these people do a much better job than I do teaching the basic functions of Photoshop. Sometimes we'll access videos from this resource. They live in the "Class Resources" folder on the desktop.

That's it. Anytime that you see the blue text (CS5 DVD - Blah Blah Blah) during the following units, you'll use these videos instead of my videos.

Now, you'll need to prove that you've read this section and understand the whole dvd video concept. Ask Mr. Eagen for a green Photoshop stamp sheet.

 
Unit 1 - Screen Modes & Basics

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Unit 1 Tutorials
U1.1 - standard screen mode vs. full screen mode
U1.2 - zoom, brush, eraser, brush size

Unit 1 Assignment - example
Restore the crazy driver image back to its original condition. Use only black & white. Use the eraser and paint brush. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit. Don't have a stamp sheet? Did you read the previous "introduction" section?

What is Mr. Eagen looking for?
• choosing a screen mode
• small brush for small areas
• big brush for big areas
• zoom way in for small edits
• zoom way out for big edits
• switching between foreground and background color
• use paintbrush and eraser exclusively

   
Unit 2 - Color Basics & Layers

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Unit 2 Tutorials
U2.1 - color basics
U2.1 - CS5 DVD - Layers Part 1 - create new layer, transparency, copy/paste layer, hide & reveal, layer opacity

Unit 2 Assignment - example
Follow along with the dvd and do what it shows with the desert arch (you will duplicate a layer and erase a "hole" out of it).

   
Unit 3 - Layers & Blending Modes

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Unit 3 Tutorial
U3.1 - CS5 DVD - Layers Part 2 - move layers, transform layer, layer stacking, blend modes

Unit 3 Assignment 1 - example
Follow along and do the winter girl activity. Show her head layer in one of the blending modes. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

Unit 3 Assignment 2 - example
Follow along and do the light bulb and arch/multiply/screen activity. Add another lightbulb so that one shows "multiply" and the other one shows "screen." Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit

   
Unit 4 - Adjustments

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Unit 4 Tutorial
U4.1 - CS5 DVD - Adjusting Brightness - levels, adjustment layer (levels), shadows/highlights, dodge & burn

Unit 4 Assignment 1 - example
Follow along and do the water splash activity from the dvd. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

Unit 4 Assignment 2 - example
Follow along and do the barn activity from the dvd. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

Unit 4 Assignment 3 - example
Follow along and do the sunburned bride activity from the dvd. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

Unit 4 Assignment 4 - example
Follow along and do the boats and mirror activity from the dvd. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

Unit 4 Assignment 5 - example
Follow along and do the car mirror and mirror activity from the dvd. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

   
Unit 5 - Testing Adjustments

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Unit 5 Tutorial
U5.1 - real world color correction

Unit 5 Assignment -example
Open the "jumper" photo. Test out the different methods of improving brightness. Find out which one(s) works the best. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

   
Unit 6 - Making Selections

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Unit 6 Tutorial
U6.1 - CS5 DVD - Making Selections - marquee, deselect, marching ants, add & subtract, lasso tools, save selection, quick selection tool, refine edge

Unit 6 Assignment - example
Follow along and do the balloon and dog activities. You will move the dog so that it covers the balloon image to show the results of the "quick select / refine edge" technique.

NOTE 1: "Refine Edge" is now called "Select and Mask" in CC. It's in the same place but they've renamed it since the video was created.

NOTE 2: I'm adding something to this guy's tutorial. Select the sky on the balloons and drastically alter the color of the sky (pinks, purples, etc.) with Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation. Move the "hue" slider to change the sky's color significantly. This way, it will be clear that you know how to select the sky and alter colors like you did on previous activities. Also, make sure that the girl/dog is overlapping the balloon so that we can see that you selected the flowing hair of the lady.

Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

   
Unit 7 - Selections

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Unit 7 Tutorials
U7.1 - lasso tool
U7.2 - polygon lasso & straight selections
U7.3 - how to select inverse

Unit 7 Assignment - instructions - example - student example 1 - student example 2
Consider this a mini-project. You will use your creativity and newly acquired ninja-layering skills. You are expected to take your time on this one.

Make your own creative composite image. Download several photos from the internet (minimum of 2000px...the bigger the better). One should be a main subject (person's face, dog, bottle of maple syrup, etc.) and the others should be some sort of background (Autzen stadium, golf course, stampeding dachshunds, etc.) and foreground elements (falling leaves, grass, snow flakes, fog, etc.). Use selections tools and techniques to combine the images. BE SURE TO USE THE "REFINE EDGE" TOOL! Make it layer on layer on layer (multiple overlapping elements) like the Bieber example, but don't copy the Bieber example! The Bieber file is included as a reference so that you can see how it was done. Show your multi-layered composition to Mr. Eagen for credit.

   
Unit 8 - Clone & Healing

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Unit 8 Tutorial
8.1 - clone & healing tool basics

Unit 8 Assignment - example
Fix the "bad acne" photo. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

 

   
Unit 9 - Retouching
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Unit 9 Tutorial
U9.1 - CS5 DVD - Retouching Tools - spot healing brush, content aware, healing brush, clone tool

Unit 9 Assignment 1 - example
Follow along with the dvd lesson and do the building activity. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

Unit 9 Assignment 2- example
Follow along with the dvd lesson and do the eye bags activity. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

Unit 9 Assignment 3- example
Follow along with the dvd lesson and do the neon sign activity. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

   
Unit 10 - Clone Stamp
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Unit 10 Tutorial
U10.1 - remove head & create background

Unit 10 Assignment - example
Open the "Ex" prom photo. Make the happy couple break up by eliminating one of the heads. Leave a headless stump of a neck. Show it to Mr. Eagen for credit.

   
Extra Credit

 

If/when you get to this point then you can browse through these tutorials and find one or two that interest you. You may or may not have already learned some of the techniques or tools that they cover, but if you're at this point then you're likely able to follow along and figure it out.

Or....I've got a couple hundred of these tutorials in a binder. You are welcome to look through it and find one that you'd like to do.

Or...are you feeling saucy? How about taking your best shot at your teacher?