Photoshop Tutorial 4 Melon Head

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                                   Grade 10 Media Art
                            Photoshop Tutorial # 3
                                 Melon Head
      In this tutorial, you must practice using some basic Photoshop skills in order to create a
unique and dynamic design.

        To complete the tutorials described on this page, you must ONLY use the following tools
or strategies to create your design:

      Copy and Pasting                                 Reducing/ Increasing Scale
      Cropping                                          Proportionately
      Rotating                                         Inverting (Flipping)
      Multiply/ Repeat                                 Accurate Selection
                                                        Use of Layers

A. Melon Head
       Using the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo as your inspiration and the Photoshop files
labelled, “Melon Head – End”, and “Melon Head – Start”, create a portrait out of fruits and
vegetables . You may create the same portrait that is in the End file or make up a new and
interesting one yourself.




Instructions:

   1. Go to the i: drive and open the files labelled, End02.psd , and Start02.psd
   2. Go to File, Save As, Your g: drive or usb, and save a copy of each of these two files so
      that you are not working off of the i: drive. Keep these files open so that you can always
      refer to them.
   3. Create a new file with the following parameters:
      a. Size: 11 inches x 8.5 inches
      b. Resolution: 300
      c. Colour Mode: RGB
      d. Background: Transparent
   4. Go to file, Save As, and save this as My Melon Head
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   5. Go to the Start02.psd file and select one of the pieces of fruit. The easiest is the large
        melon, so start with that. Since there is nothing in the background of the melon, you can use
        your rectangular marquee tool to draw a box around it to select it. When you select the kiwi,
        you will notice there is a grey ground that it is sitting on. You will need to select only the fruit
        – use either the magnetic lasso or the magic wand to do this. If you are using the magic
        wand, click on the fruit, and hold down the shift key and keep clicking until there are “marching
        ants” around the outer edge of the fruit. If you are using the magnetic lasso, click every time
        you want the lasso to attach to the side of the fruit. If you make a mistake, press delete to
        detach the last point
   6.   Go up to Edit, then Copy. (or press CTRL+C)
   7.   Click back on to the My Melon Head file and go up to Edit and then Paste. (or press
        CTRL+V)
   8.   You can also simply drag and drop the fruit onto the new document and this will
        automatically copy and paste it onto your new document.
   9.   The melon will be quite small so you will have to resize it. Click once on the Move tool

        (      ). You will now notice that there are tiny little boxes surrounding the melon. Click
        on one of the corners and drag it to make it bigger. Once you like the size, click on the
        green check mark to Commit Current Operation (i.e. you’re okay with it). When you
        are resizing, you can be sure that you maintain the proportions by making sure the
        “Constrain Proportions” box is checked at the top of the toolbar when you start resizing.
        Make sure you only drag from the corners, otherwise you will stretch and distort the
        image.




   10. Repeat steps 5-8 to create the rest of the design using the fruits and vegetables.

To Flip an object (i.e. the beets for the eyebrows), repeat steps 5-8, then drag the corners of
the image all the way across to the opposite side of the page.

To Rotate an object, repeat steps 5-8, go up to Image in the Menu Bar, Rotate, then scroll
down to Free Rotate Layer. Now click and move your cursor to spin the object around.
Remember that you can also do this using the move tool. Hover the mouse above the middle or
bottom anchor point and wait for the curved arrow to appear.

To change the order of the objects in case some are hidden behind others, simply click on the
particular layer you want in the Layers Palette and drag it to the top of the stack of layers. This
will bring your object to the foreground.

          Try experimenting, create crazy hair, eye brows, even a body if you want to!
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