Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Commission/ Easter Poster

I have been commissioned to do an Easter poster for a local 'Charity Raffle'.
Not having done anything like this before I am concerned I will not deliver! I planned to draw a bunny holding a flag with the important info on the flag. Then adding the charity logo somewhere within the poster. Bunny is drawn, however, I am having a bit of strife trying to add other drawn elements with photoshop. I am self taught and have not 'taught' myself how to add layers in photoshop! I just wondered if I could have feedback on what I have come up with so far??..............Thank you in advance for any suggestions on how I can improve!!!!



8 comments:

Nicky said...

Hi Clare, adding layers in Photoshop, you need to open the layer window first ( usually, the layer window just on the right side as defaut, if not , you can find it from the top fuction list : window/ layers ) then you will the icon for creating a new layer on the bottom strip. hope it helps : )

Vicki Holdwick said...

Clare,

I really like what you have so far. As for adding layers in Photoshop, just open this in Photoshop and click on the "create a new layer" icon at the bottom of the layers palette (if you hover your mouse over the icons you will see what they are) and then work on that layer. You can also go up to the menu bar and select Layer/New Layer and then begin your new layer. You will be able to see your base layer, but you won't be changing it at all.

I hope that helps,

xoxo

Fay Merritt Iseminger said...

What a cute bunny! I'm sure they will love him! It looks like you have gotten some good advice on layers. You will become addicted to layers! I don't know what I'd do without them. One way I use them is in putting together my pattern sections. I even make a layer for "white out," which is using the brush tool with white color to paint over all the imperfections and parts I want to change. If you use the Type Tool, it will make its own layer automatically. So it will be easy to change or delete without damaging your original layer. Just a tip: you should NEVER work on your original layer. Drag the original layer to the Make New Layer icon at the bottom of the box, or hit Command J, to make a duplicate layer. Then you can make adjustments to that layer. And use new layers to add what you want. I always save one Photoshop file with all the layers in tact, so I can go back and change things. And I also save a JPG file, which flattens the layers and is usable for uploading, etc. I wish you luck with your poster. Have fun!

Clare said...

Nicky, Vicki & Fay, Thank you all for the valuable info. I do so appreciate, XX

Alex said...

This poster is looking good! =) The bunny definitely looks happy and I like it

Jenny said...

How fabulous Clare... your bunny is gorgeous... and I love the idea of the info on the flag... haven't worked in layers so interesting to read the comments left... can't wait to see the end result...

Jenny x

debra morris said...

Good luck with photoshop, I can see your question has already been answered. Great rabbit

Shelley Whiting said...

Tbe bunny is full of personality and adorable.