October 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
Thinking & Practice
Our final tutorial of the day involved Photoshop again but this time the focus was cutting out images. We at first experimented with the pen tool and were shown how to create different types of lines and shapes, (eg triangle, hill, arch and point etc) and how they would be effective.
We were then presented with an image and shown how to cut around it using the pen tool and curving the lines in order to achieve a more accurate cut out. Once the image was cut out from the background we applied a layer mask and alternated between the black and white colour swatches in order to paint the background back in and remove it again. This method is a more cleaner and accurate way of cutting out an image rather than using the magic wand. We then looked at blending the edges into the background. The tasks gave us basic understanding of what the pen tool can be used for and how to use it effectively.