Monthly Archives: February 2011
1. Opacity -Used to specify how transparent a layer should be, either on its own or in regard to other layers.
2. Magic Wand -Allows you to make a selection automatically, based on a color, without having to physically trace the outline by clicking in a specific area with the mouse.
3. Clipping Mask -used to shape an image to text or to mask multiple layers with the same shape.
4. Flyout Menu -an extra menu with more advanced features that are not found on the standard toolbar.
5. Layers Palette -Layers are like transparencies. Layers can be stacked on top of one another to form a complex picture, and single layers can be removed from the stack for editing or removal.
6. Filters -allows you to change the look of an image or layer simply by choosing the desired look from the menu options and configuring any dialog boxes that appear.
7. Quick Select -allows you to select an area of an image, usually based on colors, to edit, copy or manipulate the area of the image that was selected.
8. Levels -used to adjust the brightness, color tone range and contrast of an image.
9. Flattening -used to merge or blend all layers into one layer, usually done right before finishing the project.
10. .psd -the file name of a Photoshop Document.
11. .jpg -a file extension, short for JPEG, short for Joint Photographics Experts Group, which is a file compression method and is very common and useful for Web purposes.
12. URL -short for Unique Resource Locator. It is the address of a resource that is accessible by the Internet.
This project was created to look like an incomplete puzzle. I selected an image of Bora Bora islands. I first made a new layer for every single puzzle piece. Then, I brought the background layer to the top and created a clipping mask. This brought the image only through the puzzle pieces that I created. The final product looks like a puzzle that wasn’t completed.
For this project, I selected a picture of someone jumping. I first used the Quick Selection tool and selected the person. Then, I used the eraser tool and erased the background. I also added black to the person’s body. After that, I selected the person again with the Quick Selection tool and painted in a lime green color with the brush tool.