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Assignment #19

Photoshop Project 4
Due Date: November 30

This one's different!

Instructions

Colorize a photograph in Photoshop.

  1. GET SET UP
    1. Create a new folder in your username folder called "Lastname Project 4". (Be sure to replace "Lastname" with your actual last name.)
    2. Save a large digital photograph in your "Lastname Project 4" folder. Pick one that is fairly light.
    3. Open the photograph in Photoshop.
  2. CREATE A NEW VERSION & GO B&W
    Save the image with a new name so you still have the original.
    1. Go to File > Save As...
    2. Rename the file so it says "edit" at the end. For example, "IMG_0025.jpg" would become "IMG_0025edit.jpg".
    3. Save this "edit" version into your "Lastname Project 4" folder.
    4. Turn the photo into black and white: Image > Adjustments > Desaturate
  3. COLORIZE!
    1. Create a new layer. Name it "color" (Double-click on the words "Layer 1" to change the layer name).

    2. Change the Blending Mode for the layer to Color.
      color layer

    3. Change the foreground color using the Color Picker (click on the Foreground Color square at the bottom of the Tool Bar) or using the Swatches Palette.
      color picker

    4. Choose the Brush Tool, and adjust its size and hardness in the Options Bar.
      Brush options

    5. Paint on the "color" layer.
      painting color

    6. Switch colors and keep painting in different areas.
    7. If you prefer, you can put different paint colors on different layers. This makes it easier to erase parts of certain colors (Eraser Tool.)
      eraser tool

  4. TURN IT IN
    Turn in the entire "Lastname Project 4" folder into the "Project 4" folder in the Inbox. I should see the following in your "Lastname Project 4" folder:
    1. the original image
    2. the edited/colored image (10 points)

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