Our second in-class tutorial hopes to build on the Photoshop skills and knowledge we gained from our first exercise by designing a fictitious real estate advertisement. We’ll briefly review how to make and edit selections, as well as how to create a new file, how to open existing files, and how to bring image content from one file into another file. Additional topics on tonight’s agenda include selecting and applying colors, creating gradients, and transforming selections. And we’ll introduce new topics such as alignment tools, layer effects, layer groups, paths and the pen tool, and advanced typographical controls. When we’re done, you should have not only a nicely designed print ad, but also an increased appreciation for the power of Photoshop.
As before, .PDF of the step-by-step instructions is provided here, in case you want more time with this exercise outside of class.