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Chapter 03 Project Builder 2:
Making Selections

The New York Athletic Association, which sponsors the New York Marathon, is holding a contest for artwork to announce the upcoming race. Submissions can be created on paper or computer-generated. You feel you have a good chance at winning this contest, using Photoshop as your tool.

  1. Open PS 3-12.psd, then save it as Marathon Contest.
  2. Locate at least two pieces of appropriate (marathon/running) artwork—either online or from scanned images—that you can use in this file.
  3. Use any appropriate methods to select imagery from the artwork.
  4. After the selections have been made, copy each selection into Marathon Contest.
  5. Arrange the images into a design that you think will be eye-catching and attractive.
  6. Deselect the selections in the files you are no longer using, and close them without saving the changes.
  7. Add a vignette effect to the Backdrop layer.
  8. Display the type layers if they are hidden.
  9. Defringe any layers, as necessary.
  10. Save your work, then compare your screen to the sample shown below.

chapter 03 project builder 2

 

Source: "Adobe Photoshop CS3 Revealed" by Elizabeth Eisner Reding


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