Center for Selfie Improvement

 

Hello, and welcome to Seattle Central. I’m sure you all know how to take a selfie by now, but in case you don’t, I’ve included this video.

Now, are you ready for your first homework assignment?

  • Find a picture of yourself
  • Resize it to 200 pixels by 200 pixels
  • Reduce it’s file size to under 30k
  • Save it as firstname_lastname.jpg where firstname and lastname are replaced by your names
  • Email it to Erik Fadiman, efadiman@gmail.com or post it to the SLACK group.

For those of you who are not familiar with Photoshop, I will outline the steps for you.

Step one: Find a photo of yourself.

Step two: Open Adobe Photoshop and select File>>Open.

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Step three: Select your marquee tool and hold down SHIFT to constrain it to a square and capture a portion of your image.

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Step four: From the top level menu, select >>Image >>Crop.

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Step five: From the top level menu, select >>Image size.

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In the following dialog box, select 200 pixels by 200pixels.

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Step six: From the top level menu, select >>File>>Save for web. (older versions of Photoshop). Newer versions will say ‘Export >>Save for Web (Legacy)

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In the following dialog box, make sure you have selected “JPEG” and your file size is under 30k.
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Step seven: Save it as firstname_lastname.jpg where firstname and lastname are replaced by your names, email it to Erik Fadiman, efadiman@gmail.com or post it to SLACK.

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 10.59.13 AM andrew_nedimyerStep eight: High Five!

 

 

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