The Digital Darkroom
Developed and Instructed by James Gordley 2004

Creating your own custom backgrounds and other images can be a very rewarding experience. In this class lab we will create a "party" image or an image that could be used for a background for party invitations, or even a scrap book page that has a party theme.

Floating balloons.  All images copyright 2007 James Gordley all rights reserved

Tools and effects we will use in this lab.

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Custom Shapes
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Loading new shapes

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Raster graphics

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Vector graphics

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Converting Vector graphics to Raster graphics
 

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Making Selections

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Color Picker
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Web Only

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Hex / RGB / HSB

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Eyedropper Tool
 

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Brush Options
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Bush set (nibs)

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Modes

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Opacity

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Air brush enable

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Tablet options

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Additional brush options
 

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Free Transform
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Perspective

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Skew
 

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Burn Tool

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Dodge Tool

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Filters
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Texturizer

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Distort

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Blur
 

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Layers
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Active Layer

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Naming Layers

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Creating New Layers

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Linking Layers

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Deleting Layers

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Setting A Layer Opacity

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Moving Layers

Class Challenge

Floating balloons with note.  All images copyright 2007 James Gordley all rights reserved

Using the tools that have been covered so far during the course. Ad a post-it type of note to your image.