Drawing a Background and selecting layers Make sure you open a new layer each time you want to make a change (Photoshop 1). Start with the background For a background of clouds, choose your color and go to Filter -> Render -> Clouds
Filter Gallery and Blending Once the clouds have been done, using the lasso tools, certain selections can be made. Once the ground is selected and painted using a desired color, the filter gallery can be used to blend the grass with the clouds, under Filter -> Filter Gallery
Transformation Once the image has been copied and pasted on to the new image on a new layer, certain transformations can be made to that new layer. Under Edit -> Transform -> Perspective
Adding an Image Once the background is done, the next step is adding the image. Find the image you want and open it in Photoshop. Once it’s opened, using the Magic Wand Tool and the Inverse selection under Selection, only the part you want of the image can be selected, copied and pasted into your new image.
Scanning an Image Into Photoshop (only applies to machines with scanners) Go to File -> Import -> Cano Scan LiDe 60 The window below should open up, from which then an image can be previewed, scanned and imported automatically into Photoshop for changes.
Pattern Stamp Tool In order to create an image on top of an existing background, the following must be done: First the background must be saved and opened up in Photoshop. By going to Edit -> Define Pattern, while selecting the Pattern Stamp Tool, the background pattern can be now selected as a painting tool. Once that has been done, the desired image must be cut and pasted onto the background on a NEW LAYER.
Creating an Image on a patterned background Select the layer, on to which the image is pasted. Make sure only the image is selected and not the background, that can be done by using inverse selection again.
Creating an Image on a patterned background On the right hand – bottom corner of Photoshop, different layers can be selected and edited. Under Layers, the blending mode can be changed to Luminosity, which will cause the image to blend in the background.
Painting and Drawing Painting is as easy as choosing a color, selecting a digital paint brush, and dragging the brush over the “canvas” First, choose a foreground color
Painting and Drawing Next, you need to choose the type of brush to use Note that toolbar buttons with arrows lead to more options. Just click and hold the button to see more options
Painting and Drawing Then, choose the brush options and specify opacity o Opacity specifies how much the background shows through
Painting and Drawing You can also draw specific shapes in Photoshop, including rectangles, ellipses, polygons and custom shapes o Simply select the shape you want to draw and then draw on the canvas Examples of Custom Shapes
Questions? If any further questions arise, please contact a lab consultant in any of the following Instructional Computing Labs. SSB 103 SSB 452 Math TLC (UC 050) Ward E. Barnes Library Thomas Jefferson Research Commons
Additional Information http://www.micros.umsl.edu The Microcomputer Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis offers day and evening computer courses as part of the Chancellor's Certificate series. http://www.umsl.edu/stg The Online Student Technology Guide has answers to many computing questions. http://help.umsl.edu Online self-service solutions for UMSL Technology Issues