The Twilight Saga

Welcome to GMPG Term 3! 

.

.

.

.

.

A loose syllabus for this term: (Keep in mind this is subject to change if I think we then need to work on some other techniques before moving on, or if you'd like to work on something) 

  • Lesson One: Simple cutting
    • Select, Cut & Paste
    • Layer masks
    • Color to Alpha
  • Lesson Two: Using more than one image 
    • Blending. 
  • Lesson Three: Downloading fonts and brushes
    • Sites: 
    • DeviantArt
    • Lost-Type Co-Op
  • Lesson Four: Editing an image
    • Colors
      • Curves
      • Color balance
      • When all else fails, Desaturate!
  • Lesson Five: Pop-outs
  • Lesson Six: Using other programs to make graphics (Polyvore, etc.) 

.

I'll display your graphics here! 

.

.

.

.

I'll post tips and tricks not part of an official lesson here. 

  1. Don't be afraid to ask questions! You may think it's the stupidest question in the world, but unless you ask, you can never learn better! 
  2. When using Select for cutting, make sure your antialiasing and feather edges are on. 
  3. Always save images with multiple layers as both .xcf and .png files. The .xcf will allow you go back and edit later without having to redo your entire graphic. 

Views: 436

Replies are closed for this discussion.

Replies to This Discussion

Wow I like it!! I am ready to start!

Alright, sounds good! Would you prefer I go step-by-step while you're online so you can work as I post steps, or would you just like me to post tutorials when I get the time to? 

I think you should do just like you to post tutorials when you get the time to

Alright, sounds good. I'll post the first later tonight or tomorrow. 

Use this image, and post your results when you're done. 

that should say "save as a .png file", sorry. 

How is this?

Good, but try to get closer to the edges so there's no border, that way when we move onto making entire graphics, it'll blend better. Was antialiasing checked? It looks a little sharp. 

Okay do you want me too do it again?

If you don't mind, just so I know you know what to do. 

How is this?

Great! You'll get a little better with time, but this is fantastic for a begginner. 

RSS

© 2014   Created by Hachette Book Group.

Report an Issue | Guidelines  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service