Cutouts: The Digital Snip Snip

WEEK 1: IMAGE EDITING
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1. Self Portrait in Black [unedited]: 18 Aug 2009 – 6 pm; Fort Lauderdale, FL – Aunt’s Condo; f 7.24; 1/30; Olympus Stylus-710–flash, set on nearby dresser.

2. Self Portrait in Black [edited]: Used the quick selection tool and lasso to isolate the foreground – Refined edges on white – Saved selection – Created a mask.

3. Dedicatory Flowers [unedited]: 2 May 2010 – 1 pm; Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Temple minutes after the Dedication; f 5; 1/200; Olympus Stylus-9000.

4. Dedicatory Flowers [edited]: Used the quick selection tool and lasso to isolate the foreground – Refined edges on white – Saved selection – Created a mask – Filled the upper rectangular portion of a new layer with white.

TOP 5 PHOTOSHOP SHORTCUTS OF THE WEEK:

⌘ + J   ← Duplicates the background layer
opt + del   ← Fills the layer with the foreground color
ctrl + del   ← Fills the layer with the background color
x   ← Toggles the foreground and background colors
⌘ + opt + shift + s   ← Saves for Web & Devices

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