9 Shades

We’re going to utilize the photo editing tools we just learned about and demonstrate it in this project.

You’ll need a portrait of a person, this picture needs to be in color.

9 Shades – Example


  1. Copy the portrait you found
  2. Open a new document and paste the picture
  3. Now you’re going to math a little bit: change the canvas size, multiplying both the height and width by 3. For example, if your picture is 200 x 200, it will become 600 x 600.
  4. Lock your original picture, we won’t be changing it at all. It should be dead center on the canvas.
  5. From here on out, you’ll be using your creativity from here on out… you’ll duplicate the original 8 times.
    1. With each one, you’ll be augmenting the look of it using adjustment layers.
    2. Please, do not do more than 2 black/white adjustments.
    3. We should see the changes between the pictures, it should be obvious, but not look unrealistic.

      9 Shades - Example desctiptions

      9 Shades – Example descriptions

  6. Using Google Docs, document and write up the changes you did for each picture variation. This should be written with your best writing, with spelling, grammar, and conventions being graded.
  7. Under the turn-in folder, create a folder with your last name, saving the image as a .jpg and the document as a .pdf (you can download it as such from Docs).
  8. Please reference the sample documents

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