Graphic Design / Interactive Design / Fine & Applied Arts / Parkland College

GDS 120 Graphic Design I
Demo: Cleaning Up Concept Sketches

Instructors: Liza Wynette and Paul Young

Objective

To clean up scanned concept sketches using Abobe Photoshop

Discussion

Scanned images always need adjusting before they are ready to present for critique or a client. In this demo, we will cover the basics of color and levels correction in Abobe Photoshop.

Procedure

prepping for the exercise


prepping for the exercise

  1. download starter file
  2. open 'aiga-shirt.png' in photoshop
  3. image > mode > grayscale
  4. window > info: observe paper color and contrast

adjusting the image

  1. crop tool (keyboard shortcut C): rotate image, crop
  2. image > rotate canvas (if needed)
  3. image > adjustment > levels
  4. filter > sharpen > unsharp mask
  5. file > export > save for web: preset = jpeg high, width = 1000px
  6. save > location "html"

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