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RULE of THIRDS – ABSTRACT SHAPES

Chabot Photoshop
Assignment #1

Part ONE: Rule of Thirds

• Open 2 new file 
1) 1200 x 900 pixel (horizontal/landscape)
2)  6w x 8h inches @ 150 pixel per inch (verticle/portrait)

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

• select LINE tool (U)

• set weight to 2

• create diagonal lines from both corners

• activate RULER – command R

• 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) class01_abstract01_lastname.psd

• add more GUIDES

• to create vertical or horizontal LINES hold down SHIFT KEY while creating lines

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

• use PAINTBUCKET TOOL (G – remember each tool usually has several tools connected to it, hold small triangle down to show)

• 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

• move shapes around

• use selection tool to select inside of shape,  hit delete to empty shape seeing through to layers below

• create something beautiful, explore, get to know Photoshop

• save photoshop file: last name_title/number/file type.
Example: class01_abstract01_wagner.psd

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

• save: class01_abstract02_wagner.psd

• save each completed work out as jpg (high) 

• bring images to class on flash drive