Understanding Layers

October 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

Thinking & Practice

Todays first Thinking & Practice tutorial was about understanding layers in Photoshop. This simple task involved importing a scanned image into Photoshop and using the different layering techniques available to add colour to the image. This is the image we used:

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We added a background layer and changed the state of the scanned image to ‘multiply’. Once the layer was unlocked, we used the polygonal lasso tool to select various different parts of the image and filled it with colour via the paint bucket. We built up the names layers and placed them in order so that the colours showed up correctly and locked other aspects of the image. The result is as follows:

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We saved a selection and using the ‘Paths’ section and using the Work Path tool enabled us to save the path. The end piece was saved as a psd so the layers would be preserved and then optimised for the web.

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