Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Adding the cat

The Lasso tool is on the tool panel
Set the feather to 1 in the Properties window

Using either the Lasso or Polygon Lasso tool outline the entire cat

Invert selection and delete the green background and it will look something like this

This how your image will look when you first paste the cat on the page

The scale tool is found right below the select arrow.  This tool allows you to rotate your image 

Your final image should look something like this. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Adding a galaxy chat

 Here is where you find the Oval Marquee tool

 This is what the properties look like to set the marquee tool

 This is how the galaxy file will look when you have the oval selection

This is what the scale tool looks like, notice it is right below the select arrow

This is how your image will look when you have pasted the galaxy on it

This is the final product with the galaxy tilted

Chapter 9 Finding Save to Common Library

It is not easy to see where to save to the Common Library and the book doesn't help you.

See the little menu symbol on the right?  Click on that

See the expansion arrow at the bottom of the list? Click on that.

There it is, in the alternate list that same up.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chat for Editing Images

Expanded Mode is at the top by the Search box.  It may already be set to Expanded Mode.
This is the info box that opens to set up the graphics you are importing.  The boxes on the bottom half are the settings you will have when you insert the rocket.

This is what it looks like when the rocket is inserted.

This is what it looks like when you insert the Saucer.

This is what the button to create a duplicate layer looks like it is at the bottom of the layers window.

This is the Vector window with the scale set at 105

Here is the image with the book before moving the word Horizons...

This is the final product for this chat.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fish Blog

This is the fill color
This is the stroke color
This is the setting for the line stroke
These are the click points to draw the fish. Start at the top of the tail then continue right until you go all the way around drawing your fish.  When you finish click once on the start point to close the image.  Your fish will be blue.  I didn't add color to mine so you could easily see the click points.
This is where I have clicked on the top point and drawn the pen tool straight to the right to curve the top of the head.

Here is the bottom curved as well

Here is the Ellipse tool
Here is the eye drawn on the fish

This is how mine looks after drawing lines on the tail
This is the subselection tool

This is what it looks like as you reshape the eye

My smiling fish

If you did not make extra parts your layers should look like this.  When I created mine, I made three extra lines on the fish tail.  To get rid of them and clean up my image I made the various parts invisible by clicking on the eye.  Then when I found the lines that I didn't want on the image, I dragged those to the trash can. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chat 4 Playing with Text

Set up the font for The Upper Crust

Image with the Upper Crust typed in the box

Notice that my text is not completely on the image. That is okay

This is an image of the Text tool and right above it is the pen tool you will use to draw the path on the bread.

Here is the image with the path drawn
Final product

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Using Layers--Bread

Deleting an object--See the trash can at the bottom of the Layers Panel. Click that to delete Great_Crusts.

Fill Options for the rounded rectangle you draw.

This is the way the line settings should look in the Properties window

Here is the way your image will look with the rectangle on it