Chris Mattia teaches you the basics for integrating full-screen background images and text together using custom gradient layer masks in Photoshop. You won't believe how great your slides can look.
- [Instructor] Adding full screen images…to the backgrounds of your slides…can really add to the overall impact of your presentation.…Let's look at a few simple tricks in Photoshop…to take your slide backgrounds to the next level.…Now, one of the biggest challenges that you'll face…when using full screen images as slide backgrounds…is making sure that your integrated text…is clearly readable over the background.…One approach to this problem is…to simply drop the opacity of your image layer,…and to really pull this effect off,…let's add a new layer by Option or Alt clicking…on the New Layer button, and then naming this layer White.…
Now, reset your foreground and background colors…by pressing the d key on your keyboard.…And then go up to the Edit menu and select Fill.…Now, let's fill this layer with white…which happens to be our background color.…So we'll click the dropdown for contents…and select Background Color, and then click OK.…Now, drag this White layer down to the bottom of your stack.…Now, select the Plant Opacity Option layer…
- Mastering the Photoshop user interface
- Making selective adjustments
- Using actions for repetitive tasks
- Fixing common image problems
- Repairing an image with masks
- Preparing images for use on the web
- Creating 360 VR panoramas
- Making an animated GIF
Skill Level Intermediate
Elearning Techniques: Visual Designwith Sally Cox1h 34m Intermediate
Building Elearning Games in Captivatewith Anastasia McCune2h 50m Intermediate
Teaching Techniques: Blended Learningwith Chris Mattia1h 37m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started with Photoshop
2. Image Basics for Teaching and Learning
3. Fixing Common Image Problems
4. Preparing Images for Presentations
5. Creating Web Graphics
6. Videos, Animations, and 360 Media
7. Exporting Images
Next steps1m 58s
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.