1 Word + 1 Image (Part 2)

You will choose three words from the list Ms. Lau gave you:

  • Friendship
  • Dream
  • Family
  • Love
  • Future
  • Success
  • Happiness
  • Freedom
  • Wealth
  • Health

For each word, make a new Photoshop file that is 400 pixels wide by 600 pixels high.

  • Find one image online that you feel represents the word.
  • Choose a color for the background.
  • Use the Type Tool to write the word. Choose a typeface, color and size you think looks good.
  • Use Layer Styles on the word (drop shadow or bevel or inner shadow, etc.)
  • Design each poster to look nice. Are you making good use of the space on the poster?


There are 3 types of files we will use in Photoshop:

  • .PSD has layers. You can work on it and make changes. It is a large file. You cannot use a .PSD on a web page.
  • .JPG can be used on a web page. A .JPG file can have millions of colors. If you have a photograph or a painting you want to save it as a .JPG.
  • .GIF can also be on a web page. A .GIF file can have up to 256 colors. It is good for words or simple signs.

You have been working on a Photoshop .PSD file. To save it as a .JPG file:

  • In the Menu Bar choose File > Save for Web & Devices
  • Choose JPG. Choose 30 quality.
  • Name your files 3 last name first initial class project (for instance, 3machtayhposter1.jpg)
  • For this project put all 3 JPG files into a folder. Name the folder 3 last name first initial posters.

Your need to put finished work into the drop off folder

  • In the Menu Bar choose Go > Connect to Server
  • Type in smb://
  • Choose pickupdropoff
  • Choose machtayh
  • You cannot open the drop off folder. Drag your work over the drop off folder. There will be a plus sign. Then a message saying that your file is in the drop off folder.