CCG Unit 8


Week 8 Quiz


  1. 7B Bookcovers II Project Due
    Submit an unflattened .psd file titled “Lastname7B.psd” to Faculty Boxes/smansfield/Inbox “Lastname7B.psd”
  2. Final Project Sketches Due
    Review Final Project handout.
    Folder title: “LastName_Sketches”

Change screen resolution

Shut down Photoshop. Open up system preferences. Open up Displays- second row. Choose “scaled” Change screen resolution to 1600 x 900.

Interesting article for Industrial Design students

8B Photomerge exercise

This is for students with large format artwork that will not fit on the scanner. The board is scanned in multiple passes with at least 1/2 inch overlap. Then Photoshop’s Photomerge function is used to ‘sew’ together the multiple overlapping image files. Simple adjustment and cropping in Photoshop.  Download  2 pts.

8A Painting Logic in Photoshop

Exercise:  Painting Exercise. Dog 4 pts
Using Selections and layers and layer masks to effectively separate elements, increase creative flexibility.
Using brushes, opacity, brushes options. Gradient tool review.

Submit an unflattened .psd file titled “Lastname8A.psd” to Faculty Boxes/smansfield/Inbox


Student Progress Report

Student Progress Report

Friday 5:00 pm of this week (9) is the deadline to withdraw from a course you cannot pass. A withdrawal does not affect your GPA (though it does affect your wallet). If this is an necessity for you in any class, see your academic director before doing so to learn the consequences this may have on your financial aid/loans/GI bill etc.


8D Key Adjustments in Photoshop

Image<Adjust< from simplest (least useful) to most complex:
Hue/Saturation isolating single primary/secondary hue

Key image retouch tools in Photoshop:
art tools: Smudge

8C 1 pt Base File for Final Project.

Download this .psd. It is  3.75”w x 5”H at a resolution of  300 ppi
Move your sketch into this Photoshop file using the Move Tool. Do not place.

Submit an unflattened .psd file titled “Lastname8C.psd” to Faculty Boxes/smansfield/Inbox


Your final card illustration must:

  1. Be built from your own drawing.
  2. Demonstrate utilizing separate layers for all components of the illustration.


1. Work on your Final Project. Full case study due week 11.

2. Week 10 is the last week to submit late work or to resubmit work.

8B I am Secretly Famous.

Open your selfies photos and your Celebrity Image options, and begin using layer masks to put your face on the face of the celebrity’s body.
Or Photoshop yourself into an existing photo using layer masks.
Regardless, your final native file must exhibit the logical and effective use of layer masking for credit.

Create a type layer (hidden) in your .psd which contains the source information for the images used.
Begin the project.

Submit an unflattened .psd file titled “Lastname8B.psd” to Faculty Boxes/smansfield/Inbox