This is a pretty easy project that will review some skills and hopefully teach you a few new ones, as you take a picture of an existing sign and change the letters to say something new and creative.
PLEASE USE ONE OF THE PHOTOS I HAVE PROVIDED OR TAKE YOUR OWN PHOTO. If you want to use something else, you MUST DISCUSS IT WITH ME FIRST.
Click this link to choose one of these signs, please OR borrow a camera and go find a sign to change. Make sure the light is good and take your photo STRAIGHT ON (the more level and even it is, the easier this will be).
It is possible that you MIGHT find something useful on Unsplash. If you want to look there, you can, but you NEED TO SHOW ME YOUR SIGN FIRST. I will tell you whether it’ll work or not. https://unsplash.com/s/photos/sign
Your job is to match new text and elements to whatever is on the original sign.
The more you change, the better your mark will be. If you change one letter, your mark will be MUCH lower than someone who makes a lot of changes.
Be creative and original! Believe me, I’ve seen more than enough “STOP” signs changed to “GO.” I never need to see that again. It wasn’t that interesting the first time.
You can use Photoshop one of two ways:
QUICKLY or WELL
Guess which one I want… If you’re doing this quickly and get it done in a few minutes, it’s going to look terrible and I’m going to ask you to do it again. This project should take some serious time and effort. You’re going to mess things up and redo or fix them. It’s part of doing a good job.
You do not need to create a new file. Just open the sign image in Photoshop and…
ALWAYS make a copy of the original sign before you start. You should have a layer at the bottom or turned off with the untouched image of the sign!
If it’s obvious that you changed your sign, you did not do a good job. If it’s easy to tell what you changed, you did not do a good job. If you did not do a good job, you will have to go back and try again.
Start by CAREFULLY SELECTING elements to replace. Please DO NOT REPLACE EVERYTHING! Your job is to match new elements with what is already there, so don’t get rid of everything!
Please make sure you know how to CAREFULLY SELECT objects using different SELECTION TOOLS. Look here for some tips/review/info: Photoshop Selection Tools
Video instructions/examples: (use headphones. Watch the video for a while then pause and do what I say, repeat until done)