Social Networks

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Day 1 Adobe_Photoshop_CS6_icon.svg

Topics Covered:

  • Image preparation (color correction)
    • Levels tool
    • Curves tool
  • Cropping
    • Magic Lasso
  • Selection enhancements
    • Refine edge

Exploration:

Prepare the image for use by performing color correction on it in photoshop. Explore the use of the levels and curves tools

Files:

Cedi house image – colour correct cedi house
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Day 2 Quark

Topics Covered:

  • Guides
  • Boxes
  • Importing content
  • Creating colour palettes

Exploration:

The editor has an idea for a new weekly entertainment magazine called “weekend entertainment” or “We”.  Begin creating a sample cover page for the magazine using the image and the masthead (supplied below).

Finished page size A4

Files:

image files for day 1 – Download

New image file – Download
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Day 3 Adobe_Photoshop_CS6_icon.svg

Topics Covered:

  • Layer masks
  • Clipping masks
  • Adjustment layers
  • Actions
  • Content Aware system and tools

Exploration:

Experiment with using masks in photoshop to create different effects with the following images.
Also try using the content-aware tools to edit the images in different ways.

Files:

image files for day 3 – Download
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Day 4 Quark

Topics Covered:

  • Creating Graphic composite directly in QuarkXpress
  • Layout Basics
  • Creating shared content layouts

Exploration:

Use the images from the previous days to try out different mask effects in Quark express.
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