SLP CURRICULUM - Month 6

SLP CURRICULUM -- 6. Text Tool, Techniques and Effects -- March 2006 Back to Index Facilitator Assignments

This month we explore using the Text tool, the Eraser tool(s) to remove backgrounds from images, and creating GIF (transparent) files for use on Web pages. In our SLP Programme we focus on techniques for creating images including using vectors, creating one's own gradient files, creating one's own filters as we create a Golden Goblet, Bird House, Reflections in images and User Defined Filters. Our Challenge section focuses upon exploring different and various effects to enhance images such as a Spilled Paint, Painting on Canvas, Textures and a Brushed Metal Effect.

A. Beginner Lessons (Although oriented toward those new to using PSP, all users are encouraged to explore these tutorials for additional information on various topics.) This month we explore using the Text tool, the Eraser tool(s) to remove backgrounds from images, and creating GIF (transparent) files for use on Web pages. In our SLP Programme we focus on techniques for creating images including using vectors, creating one's own gradient files, creating one's own filters as we create a Golden Goblet, Bird House, Reflections in images and User Defined Filters. Our Challenge section focuses upon exploring different and various effects to enhance images such as a Spilled Paint, Painting on Canvas, Textures and a Brushed Metal Effect.

V7:
  1. Oval Button with Text (Selection tool and Text to create a button.)
  2. Creating Transparent GIF Files (Techniques for creating transparent gif files)
V8:
  1. Text Tool (Adding Text to graphics)
  2. "WordArt" Text Effect with Mesh Warp (How to curve text and the mesh warp tool)
  3. Using the Text Tool (Introduction to using vectors with Text)
  4. Creating a Cupcake (Various tools and techniques to create an image.)
  5. Working with the Background Eraser (How to remove backgrounds from images)
V9:
  1. The Eraser Tools (How to use the Eraser and Background Eraser Tools)
B. SLP Programme
1. Review the Beginner Lessons.

2. Tutorials: This month we focus on techniques for creating images including using vectors, creating one's own gradient files, creating one's own filters as we create a Golden Goblet, Bird House, Reflections in images and User Defined Filters.

C. Challenge
This month we explore different various effects to enhance images such as a Spilled Paint, Painting on Canvas, Textures and a Brushed Metal Effect.

2. Extra Credit: Select a tutorial from either PSPUG web site or any other web site or one of your own tutorials. Provide not only your completed work but a brief paragraph of the techniques used and give credit by listing the URL and the original author.

Expectations:
  1. Participants to have a web site to display their work.
  2. Participants work through the monthly curriculum at their own pace (no weekly mailings are done).
  3. Participants use the Forum, Blog, and Web Chat as needed to discuss issues, ask/answer questions and explore related information about using PSP per the monthly theme.
  4. Participants are assigned Facilitators who are available for help.
  5. Participants contact their Facilitator when lessons are complete for the Facilitator Critique.
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