CTE Gastropoetics - Photoshop

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Posting to the class site

  1. Post one image with detailed caption from each of our program field trips:
    • 10.2 Culinary Breeding Network Variety Showcase
    • 10.31-11.2 Olympic Peninsula (at the cte site)
    • 11.11 NW Chocolate Festival
  2. Post the cover image you design for the quarter-long Gastropoetics writing project: "Tender Buttons: My Book of Salt"

Your Assignment

Create a cover for your book of salt. Begin by exploring other book covers for writing related to Stein’s writing, and Tender Buttons in particular. Then expand your research to include other related visual and graphic art, including, for example, Eve Fowler’s billboards for LAND’s Public Art Project: http://nomadicdivision.org/exhibition/it-is-so-is-it-so/

Collage, Scale & Copyright

Finding images for public re-use

Find images whose copyright has been set as free to use or modify

  • Use Google Image search and expand the Search Tools and select Usage Rights
  • Choose the appropriate filter, keeping in mind that the most restrictive of the license "noncommercial reuse" will probably yield the most results More about usage rights
  • Open the image you want to use (looking for the largest version available) and right click to Save Image As

Photoshop interface and navigating an image

  1. Opening a file File > Open and navigate to your file. Never open a file over the network (if your file is on Orca, first copy it to your local hard drive).
  2. Intro to basics Photoshop interface elements
  3. navigating an image
    • Zoom: Cmd +/-
    • Hand tool: Space Bar (used to move around an image)

Image size and resolution

  1. What is a pixel? Zoom all the way in on your image.
  2. What are the dimensions of your image?
    • Go to Image > image Size to see the overall size in pixels of your image
    • Resizing photos for various usages including: Web, email attachment, and print
  3. What is the resolution or pixel density of your image? Why does it matter? See more in discussion depth on resolution.
  4. Cropping - using the crop tool to remove portions of the image outside of the crop selection
    • You can set the image size to crop to in the properties bar i.e. 400 px (remember the px)

Saving your work

File > Save as. Choose Photoshop as the file format. This will create a uncompressed Photoshop native image file format (.psd). It's a good idea to keep an uncompressed copy of your images.

Working with Layers

  • What are layers in Photoshop?
  • Create new layers
  • Hiding and linking layers
  • Copying between layers
  • Duplicating layers
  • Adjustment layers
  • Clipping layers
  • Layer masks

Working with selections

Saving for web

  1. Saving for web: File > Export > Export As
    • Choose the highest quality with the best (smallest) file size.

If we have time: Scanning

Scanning from a Macintosh in the Computer Center