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CREATING A TEXT PORTRAIT POSTER

This is a really cool assignment: creating a Text Portrait Poster using Photoshop.
Below you will find a link with written instructions as well as a link to a YouTube video tutorial with step-by-step instructions.

In this assignment you will using many of the PhotoShop skills you've already acquired and acquiring a few new skills/tricks as well. You will use, or learn to:
•Manipulate levels of an image.
•Use the Refine Edge tool in Photoshop.
•Crop a photo •Move images between projects.
•How to manipulate text in Photoshop.

Jimi Hendrix is one of my favorite musicians, so I made the poster below using his photo and quote...
•You can use any person and their quote that you want....make it fun, something you might want to print and put on your wall... It could be you, a friend, a famous rapper, actor, author, philosopher, character in a movie.... anyone or anything that moves you ...but it has to be appropriate for an educational or workplace environment.


HERE ARE SOME TIPS I LEARNED WHILE MAKING THE POSTER.
•The easiest way to do this assignment is to pull up the video in a separate window, and make your poster as you watch the tutorial. Stop, start, rewind, listen to the directions and watch the tutorial's keystrokes, as you make your poster in PhotoShop.

•Here’s a video link for Text Portrait Poster tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj_iwNgv8aQ
•Here is a link to download to your computer the text version of the assignment as a MS Word document.
TEXT POSTER ASSIGNMENT AS MS WORD DOWNLOAD
It has written step by step instructions and THE TIMESTAMPS FOR EACH PARTICULAR STEP IN THE PROCESS!

This assignment requires you to find an image online of a person you want to write something about. I strongly recommend you find a portrait of a person that’s of a high quality (when you google them use the terms ‘portrait” and “hd” to go with it. Try to select a large image).
• If you can find their photo in black and white, all the better. If not, we will desaturate the image using hue saturation.
•You want the subject of your poster to be facing directly at the camera.
When you search for your image, use the "search tools" and search for a "LARGE" image. Click on the photo and make it big before you drag it to your desktop.
•Photos with a big face and lot of lighter areas seem to work better. (I had to add a "stroke" blue around my Jimi quote because the image of Jimi that I chose had a lot of black in the background.
•Use photos where the subject is looking directly face-foward. It seems to work better.
•When you make the new background for your poster -make it the same dimensions as the photo you are using. I cropped my Jimi photo to 1024px tall x 768px wide @72dpi, and made my new background 1024px x 768px @72, so the photo would fit on the background....