Learn Photoshop & Make a Meme: Introducing the Interface, Layers, Cutouts & Shapes

Benjamin Halsall, Final Cut Pro X & Adobe Courses

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10 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:25
    • 2. Overview of Photoshop's Interface

      9:36
    • 3. Navigating & Zooming Into Your Designs

      3:36
    • 4. Intro to Resolution in Photoshop

      5:40
    • 5. Cutout - Method #1 - The Lasso Tool

      6:43
    • 6. Cutout - Method #2 - Lasso & Layer Mask

      8:29
    • 7. Create a Graphic Background

      7:22
    • 8. Add a Drop Shadow Effect

      2:36
    • 9. Create Type in Photoshop

      6:07
    • 10. Export & Upload Your Meme

      3:35

Project Description

Create a Moustached Meme in Photoshop for Movember

Overview

Photoshop has 5 kinds of layers.

  1. Pixel Layers - image from a digital camera, phone camera or something painted with the brush.
  2. Adjustment Layers - a layer that adjusts the colour or contrast of the layer or layers below.
  3. Text Layers - text & symbols.
  4. Shape Layers - vector layers.
  5. Smart Objects - an image or graphic that has been setup as a smart object.

Make a Meme

For this project you need to use 1. Pixel Layers (images like JPEGs or PNGs), 3. Text Layers & 4. Shape Layers (vector layers like the one we make using the polygon tool).

You will get you the opportunity to see how different types of layers interact with one another. In the videos we'll look at setting up the layers.

Don't forget to shuffle your layers! This will help you get used to the way in which layers work with one another.

What to post

  1. Create your layers using Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Take 5 screen shots of the process that shows your your composition along with its layers.
  3. Upload your screen shot to the Project Gallery or your Digital Portfolio Wordpress Blog.

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