Photoshop Workshop April

Photoshop Text Manipulation Workshop, April 28th

Last Sunday, Caroline Garvey (’14) led a workshop on Photoshop text manipulation using clipping masks on text files. She started off with the basics of setting up a file and importing the image onto a layer. Then, she guided us through the use of clipping masks to clip an image onto a text field, e.g. “Stanford” on a background of the Stanford Oval, and then the use of drop shadow to make the text stand out a bit more. For the final technique, she showed us how to use multiple layers to put up a faint outline of “Stanford” onto an image to create a blend in the background effect for the text.

Photoshop Image Text Steps

Pottery Workshop April 2013

Ceramics Workshop, April 12th

On April 12th, SDI hosted a pottery workshop for 10 people in Elliot Programming Center Pottery Room. After preparing balls of clay to get rid of air bubbles, two main pottery techniques were covered: Firstly, using the wheel, students used traditional techniques to shape the clay into a curved bowl. Lifting and centering the clay was much harder than it seems! Secondly, flat pieces of clay were pressed with patterned laces and other textures. Some students used found objects, such as leaves, to imprint patterns on the clay pieces. The pieces were rolled to a cylindrical shape, making beautiful mugs and vases.