|Assignment 1: The Cube and Sphere
Teacher: Ken Kimura
email: ken_kimura at lsrhs dot net
telephone: (978)443-9961 XT2221
- Using the brush
- Connect the dots method of painting
- making selections to delete
- Filling a selection with the foreground color
- Setting and switching between foreground and background colors
- Making simple gradients
- The Magic Wand tool
- The Eyedropper tool
- Setting the foreground and background colors to black and white
Creating a new file
Drawing a Cube
- Create a new Photoshop File: File menu> New...
- Name it A1_(your last name followed by your first initial)
for example: A1_bauerj
- Choose a preset size of 640 x480 pixels
Save your Work
- Choose a dark color with the color picker, and choose a small-ish brush with a hard edge.
- Using the “connect the dots” method (Shift click) draw a three dimensional cube on the left half of your canvas.
- If you make mistakes that you can easily select, select it and use the delete key (it’s much faster than using the eraser).
- Find the gradient tool and switch it to a paint bucket tool.
- Fill each side of the cube with a color. Think about lights and darks.
Painting a Sphere
- File menu > Save
- Save as a Photoshop Document
- Save your changes every few minutes by pressing Apple > S
- Use the selection tool to select a large circle on the right half of you canvas (hold down the shift key).
- Keep the selection active. Choose a color to fill the circle with.
- Fill the selection with the foreground color (hold down option, press delete)
- (The selection should still be active) Choose a darker value (version) of the color, and choose a large brush with a very soft edge.
- (The selection should still be active) Shade the lower side of your circle.
- (The selection should still be active) Chose a lighter value of the color and shade the upper side of your circle.
CLICK HERE for Grading Criteria
- Select a medium foreground color and a darker background color
- Use the magic wand to select one side of the cube.
Drag the gradient diagonally through the selection.
- Do this with each side, using slightly differents shades and keeping in mind the light source.
- Use the eye dropper tool if you need to sample a previous color that you already used.