Class Info

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Homework Due This Class

  • Use the vegetable file provided. Separate each item by using a selection tool and placing it on a layer by itself. Move and duplicate the vegetables as you wish. Use the transformation tools to alter vegetables into a person. See samples from class.


Layer Basics

Today, we will discuss and explore Layer Basics 

Use layers to create collages that can have their stacking order moved.


What you can expect to learn

  • Adobe Bridge
    • Opening Multiple Documents
  • Layer Basics
    • Changing Opacity
    • Adding Shape Layers
    • Creating Layer Groups
    • Changing Color Modes
    • Merging and Flattening Layers


Each week we will review homework assignments from the previous class. Students will participate in reviewing material and offering suggestions for improvement for their cohort. This week students display their Veggie People design.


Lab assignments are done during class time.

Create your collage from files (3) provided in a layered Photoshop file. Save this file as a .psd so layers will be visible

  • Create a Hue Saturation adjustment layer and clip it to the layer beneath it. 
  • Resize and duplicate images as you like


Each week you will need to respond to two questions posted. This is a requirement for participation part of your grade.

Homework Due Next Class: 

All work should be submitted by 5:00 pm the day before class.

Each file should be saved according to the following naming convention. i.e., 10_LastName.psd (Photoshop).

  • Create your own collage. Research and find at least four images that work with your theme and place them in an interesting arrangement. Use at least one Adjustment and clip it to affect the layer beneath it. Save it as a layered native .psd file.


Opacity, Merge, Flattened