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Self-Portrait Workday HS Graphic Design Ms. Vigil

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Ms. Vigil's Graphic Design Class Self-Portraits Letter cut-outs in Photoshop


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Self-Portrait WorkdayHS Graphic Design

Ms. Vigil

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Daily Objectives

• I will be able to outline the important events in my life using a sequencing map.

• I will be able to create a self-portrait that answers the question, "Who am I?" using Photoshop and previous reflections.

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Remember to answer the following

questions in your design:• Who am I?

• What are the distinctive things that make me "me"?

• How do I want people to see me?

• How can I express my many different sides?

• How can I reinvent myself for various purposes or times in my life?

• How am I changing from day to day or year to year?

• Who do I want to become?

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Look at how this image combines images in a collage with letters that make up a word.

You need to come up with a word that best describes you as a person and incorporate it into your collage. Your images need to have a unified look to them. You might use the hue/saturation tool to get this unified look. The letters of your word should look intentional in the design like this example.

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1. Consider using individual letters.2. Think about cutting out images to

fit in the shape of the letters.3. Or maybe a word cut out of an

image is better…

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Cutting a Word Out of an ImageOpen your image in Photoshop.

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Type your word using big, bold letters on a separate layer.

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Use your magic wand tool to select the letters (on the text layer).

Add to the selection

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Select the background image layer. Press Command + C to copy the selection.

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Open up a new document (or your self-portrait image).

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Paste your selection into your new file.

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Copy (Command + C) the text layer from the other file and paste it (Command + v) into your new image.

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