Year 10

Once you have followed the „How to use Photoshop‟ Tutorials, you must undertake the following assessment to test how well you have learnt to use Photoshop and to assess your basic visual literacy. You do not need to do anything other than follow the instructions. There are TWO tasks to complete: one on the computer using Photoshop CS6 and one to be done on paper. Write here: Where you will find the Silent Hill poster: Where you are to save your files:

TASK ONE – Silent Hill
Open a copy of the „Silent Hill‟ poster in PS6. Unlock the layer. Save as „YOURNAME Silent Hill assessment final 13.pdf‟ – please note the file extension – saving as a pdf will protect any fonts you might use You should complete the following: 1. Change the picture so the girl has a mouth. It should be an appropriate size. You can get one from another image but should cut it out/manipulate it to fit into your image. Files that are too small will be pixelated so take this into account so as not to lose marks. It can be suitably comical. 2. Cut out the title and replace the gap with a background that matches the original poster. Save a screenshot of your file now (Cmd SHft 4). Rename the screenshot “yourname silent hill version 1.png” 3. Research online for free fonts (fontspace is excellent and works in school). You download them and double click to install in the font book. Any problems ask Miss/Michael. 4. Add the film title back on to the poster in a new but „matching‟ font (one that matches the gen re of film/poster). Be sure to use a new layer. 5. Save a screenshot of your file now (Cmd SHft 4). Rename the screenshot “yourname silent hill version 2.png” 6. Finally take out the background and replace with something else. Finally Save a copy of your file now as “yourname silent hill assessment final 13.pdf” and as a PSD.

TASK TWO – Image File Types – Initial independent research
1. Complete this work on your blog 2. You must know this information for your exam at the end of year 11 so we are starting now 3. Keep a record of all the websites you visit – just copy and paste the addresses into a word document. Remember to save the word document list in your media drive folder and give the file a name that will help you remember what it contains so for example “Amy‟s file types research Nov 13” 4. When you have found all the information, check with Miss to see if you need to make any amendments. QUESTIONS 1. Find out what these properties of image file types mean: i. Pixel dimensions ii. Dpi resolution (Dots per inch) iii. Quality (of an image) iv. Compression Settings 2. Find out what these are and what the differences between them are: i. Bitmap/Raster ii. Vector For EACH FILE TYPE answer the following questions 3. What are these different file types? a. What are they called? What does their name stand for (if anything)? b. What are the benefits of the file type? c. When is it mostly used? (in which programs/situations) d. What might be a problem or consideration when using the file type? e. What else have you found out that is useful?

FILE TYPES .tiff .jpg .png .bmp .gif .pdf

4. Present this information in a table or poster (such as Glogster) showing clearly what the file types are and their properties, strengths and weaknesses.


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