16 September 2016 at 12:49

In this lesson, we were tasked to create an image of a cat. However, the challenge was to only use one layer. I used the brush tool to create the detail of the cat and the background. This lesson was at the start of our course. The reason for its simplicity, was so that we understood the different tools and techniques we had to use under a limited environement.

Here are the steps I took to create the cat image:


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

Step 2: Once we had the blank document setup, we then used the layer provided and selected the “Brush Tool” which is situated on the left-hand side of the screen in the “Tools Panel”.

Step 3: I used various brush colours so that it outlined the characteristics of the cat from the rest of the image.

Step 4: I then selected the smudge tool, and smudged the whole BackGround, this was so that the cat was emphasised and stood out from the rest of the canvas.

Step 5: I then went to File > Save As and chose the specific folder.