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RULE of THIRDS – SELECTIONS – LAYERS – OPACITY – ABSTRACTIONS

Chabot Photoshop Assignment

Part ONE: Rule of Thirds

• Open TWO (2) new files 
1) 1200 x 900 pixel (horizontal/landscape) 
2) 900 x 1200 pixel (vertical/portrait) 

• Create new layer (remember to not work on background layer)

• Select LINE tool (U)

• Set weight to 3

• Create diagonal lines from both corners

• Activate RULER – command R

• Use math to determine center line – or

• Create GUIDE by clicking in the Ruler and drag across or down to create a new guide (blue line)
TURN OFF & ON GUIDES – “Command:”

• Use LINE tool and create star shape

• SAVE as PSD (photoshop file) ruleofthirds_horizontal_lastname.psd

• add more GUIDES if needed

• Create vertical or horizontal LINES hold down SHIFT KEY while creating lines by moving your cursor

PART 2 – ABSTRACT SHAPES

• Select BACKGROUND layer and use COMMAND I to INVERT image turning white background into black

• Return to red line layer

• Use MENU – SELECT ALL (command A)

• MENU – EDIT – STROKE – 3 px – INSIDE

• use MAGIC WAND (W)

• SELECT shapes on red line layer

• Create NEW LAYER

• Change COLOR

• EDIT/FILL/Foreground color will fill shapes selected.

• Use SELECTION MARQUEE TOOLS (M) to create circles, ovals, squares, rectangles

• Create NEW LAYERS for each shape

• Fill shapes with colors

• Change OPACITY of layers (select “V” move tool and change opacity by then using 1-10 number keys)

• Move shapes around, FEEL it, use your INTUITION, place them using the Rule of Thirds and see what you get.

• Create something beautiful, explore, get to know Photoshop

• Work on second file – do the same things, learn, explore

• Save: ruleofthirds_vertical_lastname.psd

• Export each file: SAVE as COPY – change PSD to JPEG, high 8 setting

ruleofthirds_horizontal01_lastname.jpg
ruleofthirds_horizontal02_lastname.jpg

ruleofthirds_vertical01_lastname.jpg
ruleofthirds_vertical02_lastname.jpg