Food Project

Part I – Overview of Project & Selecting Files

 

This assignment will have the following parameters:

  • 3 images minimum (5 maximum) — So before you begin figure which images you want to use. Order will be the best/last image FIRST and supporting images below!!
  • Title of food on final product photo (which will be the first/top image).
  • Border on one image or all images.
  • Black and White company logo will be on the LAST BOTTOM image’s left or right corner.
  • Each image created will be 2000 pixels wide
  • A circle, object, or shape will be used to indicate the type of item the food in the TOP or BEST image.
  • Refer to the Spoon, Fork, Bacon site for examples and ideas.

 

 

To begin select the images you plan to use for this project. Best 3-5 photos that show steps in the process of making your food.

 

 


Helpful Tip

Getting from Lightroom to Photoshop.

Throughout this assignment you will be using Adobe Photoshop. Below are the steps needed for Opening File in Photoshop from Lightroom:

Find the picture to be used in the first image of your food assignment using Adobe Lightroom.

Within the Library/Develop mode RIGHT CLICK on the image.

Choose Edit in > Edit in Adobe Photoshop.

When the “Edit Photo with” window pops up choose the top option of Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments.

Now the file should be open in Adobe Photoshop. When finished with the file . . .

 

 

 

Part II – Editing Quality & Cropping

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IMAGE EDITING/CORRECTION

Once you have your images selected (3-5) you need to edit, enhance, color correct, etc. You will edit using Lightroom, however if there are crumbs, lint, adjustments above Lightroom’s ability then open the image using Photoshop.

Reminder that you also need to look at parts of the images that need healing, cloned, tonal correction, etc.

 

EDITING

Begin by looking at each individual image you will use and check the color cast. Food coloring. Tonal issues, etc for each image. Fix them using the Develop module.

CROPPING

Using Lightroom go through and crop each of your images the way you want them to appear in your project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part III – Text, Border, & Logo

 

Below are the steps and instructions needed to place text on your top image. Border on one image. Logo on bottom image. These steps must be completed BEFORE placing your images together.

 


 

TITLES & TEXT

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IMAGES MUST BE OPENED IN PHOTOSHOP.

Now that it’s cropped, a title needs to be placed on the image.

Find a crisp, thin, clean, block style font and type out your title for your food. DO NOT use any script, cursive, crazy looking fonts.

Make sure the spacing between letters (tracking) and spacing between lines (leading) are correct.

To begin Press T (Text Tool), find the Character palette and select the Character Palette menu button (top right set of three lines). Once you see the menu select Reset Character.

 

Make the color one that stands out on your image. Check these links out to see what’s intended.

Saving

Save the image to your Food folder.

Save using the name Food1. This will save as a PSD file type.

Close the file.

When you return to Adobe Lightroom. You should now see the Food1 file next to the original in Lightroom.

 

 


 

DESCRIPTIVE TAG

IMAGES MUST BE OPENED IN PHOTOSHOP.

Using the text tool and object tools create a unique graphic indicating what the food is for. Examples:

  • Everyday Recipe
  • Fast & Quick
  • Day Starter
  • Newness of Old
  • Sweet & Salty

 


 

BORDER

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IMAGES MUST BE OPENED IN PHOTOSHOP.

To place a border on the image select the Backgound layer (the picture)

Make a new layer. (Ctrl+Shift+N), change the name to “Border”.

Once the empty new layer is made press Ctrl+A (Select All).

Then choose Edit > Stroke.

Select the size you want and most likely leave the color Black (or a color of your choice that enhances the food color) and position should be Inside.

SAVING

Save the image to your Food folder.

Save using the name Food2. This will save as a PSD file type.

Return to Adobe Lightroom. You should now see the Food2 file next to the original in Lightroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

LOGO

IMAGES MUST BE OPENED IN PHOTOSHOP.

To place your logo on the last photo.

Open your last photo of the design.

From your folder using Bridge open your logo.png black and white file.

Go to Window > Arrange > Tile All Vertically

Select the logo file.

Drag the layer to your bottom photo.

Close out logo file.

SAVING

Save the image to your Food folder.

Save using the name Food3. This will save as a PSD file type.

Return to Adobe Lightroom. You should now see the Food3 file next to the original in Lightroom.


 

ADDITIONAL IMAGES

Make sure if you edit them in Photoshop to save them as Food4 and Food5, and that they are each a PSD file type.