Here is the original image that I exported from Illustrator to Photoshop:
And here is the image I experimented with in Photoshop:
This is a photo I took a few years ago at a park near my home:
Here is Illustrator’s “High Fidelity” Image Trace version of the photo:
Here is Illustrator’s “Low Fidelity” Image Trace version of the photo. It resembles one of those paint-by-numbers paintings we all did as kids:
Here is Illustrator’s “16 Colors” Image Trace version of the photo:
Here is Illustrator’s “6 Colors” Image Trace version of the photo:
Here is Illustrator’s “3 Colors” Image Trace version of the photo:
Here is Illustrator’s “Shades of Gray” Image Trace version of the photo:
Here is Illustrator’s “Black and White Logo” Image Trace version of the photo (not very good):
My first name “David” has five letters and begins and ends with the letter “D,” so I decided to fill my 25 boxes, horizontally and vertically, with letters from my first name. I used a font named Bodoni Black Squares. In the first image, I changed the foreground layer to black so all the letters would appear black, and I changed all the background to different colors — red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.
In the second image, I changed the color of letters, using the complementary colors of their backgrounds.
As suggested, here’s a new version without the black outlines:
To start, I drew the basic shape of a guitar with the paintbrush tool and one of the brushes from the brushes palette (though I can’t remember which brush).
Then, I selected the drawing with a selection tool and went into the brushes palette again, this time clicking all the various choices. These from the “Decorative Banners and Seals” were the most interesting results.
I created this simple GIF animation of my cat by using layers in Photoshop. I’ve made a few GIF animations before by using a GIF-making program, but this is the first time I’ve made a GIF in Photoshop with layers. To be honest, it’s much easier making GIFs with the GIF-making program, so I probably will never make another GIF in Photoshop.
In this exercise, I selected a famous quote and experimented with type by applying filter effects as a design element. Since the quote used the word “wave,” it seemed appropriate to use “Wave” in the Warp Text box in Photoshop. The text is blue because blue represents an ocean wave, and blue is one of the nation’s colors, along with red and white.