Outcomes for this lesson:

  • Understand importance of layers and layer hierarchy
  • Learn how to adjust opacity
  • Learn how to use the text tool
  • Learn how to use the text tool with layers and clipping mask
  • Learn how to use shapes
  • Learn how to use filters

Photoshop: Layers, filters and opacity

Photoshop: Clipping mask, shapes, text tool & colors

Working with Levels

To apply a level adjustment to a layer, click where the icon is circled in blue.  To edit the blend modes, click the drop down menu circled in red.

blend mode


Homework Assignment

Create 2 images:

  1. Make an image that consists of 2+ visible layers and merge them.  Add a filter to your image. Use the clipping mask function to frame your layered image around a shape or flat icon.  Use a complementary color background by using the color dropper tool and the Adobe color wheel website. If you can relate it to social justice somehow — even better! Export your image through the “Save for Web” option as a JPEG.

HW2---EXAMPLE-LAYERED-IMAGE-CLIPPED

  1. Select an image and apply levels on it.  Change the blending option.  Use the clip-masking tool to make the fill of the text your filtered image. Use a complementary color background by using the color dropper tool and the Adobe color wheel website. Export your image through the “Save for Web” option as a JPEG.

HW2---EXAMPLE-CLIPPED-TEXT