SLP CURRICULUM Month 8

SLP CURRICULUM -- 8. Effects, Tools and Techniques - May 2006 Back to Index Facilitator Assignments

The Beginner Lessons explore more on using various effects to create images and Tools that alter and/or fix images and photographs (various effects, deform tools).In the SLP section we create some very neat images including a chocolate bar with its wrapper, a classy compact and we start a two part covered swing image. Our Challenge explores making glitter fonts, a button mouse over for web pages, an animated rainbow and how to zoom on parts of a photograph.

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.) In this month we explore more on using various effects to create images and Tools that alter and/or fix images and photographs (various effects, deform tools).

V7:
  1. Deformation, Filters and Screen Capture (Deformations and Filters to alter an image and the Screen Capture Function)
V8:
  1. Effects and the Effect Browser (The Effects and using the Effects Browser.)
  2. More on Effects (Exploring the 3D Effects)
  3. Fixing Photos with Straighten and Perspective Correction (Various ways to fix photographs.)
  4. Creating a Background with the Retouch Tools (Using the Retouch Tools)
V9:
  1. The Deform Tools (Enhancing Photographs)
B. SLP Programme
1. Review the Beginner Lessons.

2. Tutorials: In this month we create some very neat images including a chocolate bar with its wrapper, a classy compact and we start a two part covered swing image.

C. Challenge
This month explore making glitter fonts, a button mouse over for web pages, an animated rainbow and how to zoom on parts of a photograph.

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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