21st September 2016 at 13:26

Firstly, In photoshop we started to layer different shapes on top of each other. This was to experiment with layer management so that we can differentiate which layers take priority. Here are the steps in which we took in order to complete the task:


Step 1: Firstly, we opened photoshop, and created a brand new document.

Step 2: The overall task of this lesson, was to experiment with layer management. Using the “Shape Tool” (which is situated on the left-hand side of the screen in the “Tools Panel”), we created a rectangular box, which encapsulated the whole canvas.

Step 3: We then chose a colour of our liking ( I chose blue as shown in the diagram below). In order to change the colour of a shape, you have to go to Fill > then from the swatches provided choose a colour.

Step 4: We then went to the layers panel, this is situated on the left-hand side of the screen. With the “New Layer” selected, we renamed it, calling it “BackGround”. This layer would be at the very bottom.

Step 5: After we created the “BackGround” layer, we then selected the Shape Tool again. This would be the second layer that we have created so far and it would have to be above the “BackGround” layer, otherwise, it would not be visible. This is why Layer management is vital in the editing process of PhotoShop.

Step 6: I chose a circular outline for the shape. I then changed the colour from transparent/white to green, this was so that it could stand out on the page as a new layer.

Step 7: After creating the circular shape, I then created a new layer which I formed a new “Square Shape”. I altered the shape from its original colour to red to also make it contrast the rest of the canvas.

Step 8: Finally, I then made the last circular shape with the same method as before. After the process was complete, I went to File > Save As and then chose the specific folder.