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You will watch all videos at http://url.cailab.net/aq and complete images or questionnaires for each video demonstrating your master of the skills outlined in that video.

Video 1: Adjust brightness and contrast

  1. Download and import the following image into Photoshop, as directed in the video: Brightness_Contrast1.jpg
  2. In Photoshop, practice using the tools and functions demonstrated in the video, including:
    • In the menu bar, select Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast.
    • Adjust the Brightness slider to change the overall brightness of the image. Adjust the Contrast slider to increase or decrease image contrast.
    • Click OK. The adjustments will appear only on the selected layer.
  3. After adjusting the brightness and contrast to your liking, do a Save As with the file name Brightness_Contrast1_Myname.jpg and upload to the Google Classroom..

Video 2: Adjust color vibrance

  1. Download and import the following image into Photoshop, as directed in the video: Vibrance.jpg
  2. In Photoshop, practice using the tools and functions demonstrated in the video, including:
    • In the menu bar, select Image > Adjustments > Vibrance.
    • Experiment by adjusting the sliders. The Vibrance slider affects the intensity of colors. It has the strongest effect on muted colors in the image. The Saturation slider increases the color intensity of all colors in the image.
    • Click OK when you’re done.
  3. Once you set the vibrance to your liking, do a Save As with the file name Vibrance_Myname.jpg and upload to Google Classroom..

Video 3: Adjust hue and saturation

  1. Download and import the following images into Photoshop, as directed in the video: Hue_Saturation1.jpg and Hue_Saturation2.jpg
  2. In Photoshop, practice using the tools and functions demonstrated in the video, including:
    • In the menu bar, select Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation.
    • Experiment by adjusting the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness sliders. Your changes will affect all the colors in the image. The Hue slider changes the colors in an image. The Saturation slider affects the intensity of colors in an image. The Lightness slider affects the brightness of colors in an image.
    • To affect only a specific color with these sliders, first go to the drop-down menu at the top left of the Hue/Saturation dialog box and choose a color range, like Yellows. Then adjust the Hue, Saturation, or Lightness sliders. These changes will only affect the selected color range, wherever that color appears in the image.
    • Click OK when you’re done.
  3. Adjust the hue and saturation to your liking using the second picture, Hue_Saturation2.jpg. Do a Save As with the file name Hue_Saturation2_Myname.jpg and upload to Google Classroom..

Video 4: Learn about adjustment layers

  1. Download and import the following image into Photoshop, as directed in the video: Adjustment_Layers.psd
  2. In Photoshop, practice using the tools and functions demonstrated in the video, including:
    • In the Layers panel, select an image layer that you want to affect with the adjustment.
    • Go to the bottom of the Layers panel, click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon, and select Black & White from the drop-down menu. A new adjustment layer
    • will appear in the Layers panel above the image layer you selected. This adjustment layer will affect only the layers below it.
    • The Properties panel opens automatically, displaying the controls for this adjustment. Different kinds of adjustment layers present different controls in the Properties panel.
    • With your Black & White adjustment layer selected in the Layers panel, customize the way your image is converted from color to black and white by adjusting the controls in the Properties panel.
    • Experiment by adjusting the sliders. Click the double arrows at the top right of the Properties panel to close that panel when you’re done.
  3. You will complete a questionnaire at the end of this tutorial..



REFERENCES

Photoshop tutorials. (n.d.). Retrieved July 25, 2020, from https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/tutorials.html