Exercise One (E01LastFirst.psd)…

Using Internet Explorer, find and save a cool celebrity photo to the desktop of your computer. Select larger images on the left hand side of the search engine’s tool bar to only edit high resolution photos.

Please make sure it is just a head shot, nothing obscene or graphic. Now save it to your personal folder

original photo

photo after a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer added

Here is a link to an amazing site that will give you some ideas on what is possible with Photoshop.

:http://speckyboy.com/2009/01/07/29-really-creepy-and-creative-photoshopped-self-portraits/ with many examples of great portraits that have been edited in Photoshop!

Once you have downloaded or saved the image, drag and drop it to the Icon of Photoshop, or select Photoshop from the Multimedia folder on your desktop.

Once in Photoshop, begin using the Control (or command on the Mac)  key with the letter O to Open the image you have saved to your desktop.

adjustment layer menu

Find the Magic Wand Tool (W) near the top of the Tool Bar and click and hold down the cursor until all the tools hidden under the Magic Wand Tool become visible in the drop down menu. Make sure you have chosen the Magic Wand Tool, and not the Quick Selection Tool. Now use this tool to select the colored part of the eyes of your photo.

Hold down the Shift key to add to your selection, or the Alt key to take away from a selection as in the image below.

Once you have selected the color of the eyes now choose Image-Adjustments- Hue/Saturation and play around with the sliders ’til the eye color is much different. Use the magic wand tool and Image- Adjustments- Hue / Saturation to change the color, saturation, and/ or the Lightness of the following:

  • eyes
  • lips
  • hair
  • skin
  • clothing
  • eyebrows

Student artwork by Ricardo Martinez.

simply move the sliders to adjust the Hue/Saturation again…


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