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ACTIVITY
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Design a cover for a mobile
phone

This is a simple activity for the
computer

In this example, Paint Shop Pro 7 was
used

Photoshop and similar software, using
layers and transparency
, are also
suitable
STEP 1
Open 2 images. The first is the GIF
template of the mobile phone
(see
below left). The second is the
carefully-selected JPG image to be
used.

Here an existing image of a tropical
fish has been used, but it can be
an
image designed by you
as part of
this activity. This particular image is
larger than the template.
explanation below
STEP 2
Using the 'Dropper' tool,
right click the grey area of
the template
- making it
the 'Background Solid Colour'

STEP 3
Using the 'Selection' tool,
highlight an area around the
image of the template
(see
right)

STEP 3
'Copy' the highlighted image
STEP 4
Bring the 'tropical fish/your'
image to the front

STEP 5
'Paste' the copied image of
the template into the
'tropical fish/your' image but
you must
use 'Paste>As
Transparent Selection'

STEP 6
You should now see the
'tropical fish/your' image
through the transparent
template. While highlighted,
move the template around
until you find the best
position for your mobile
phone cover design.

This is why the 'tropical
fish/your' image is larger
STEP 7
Experiment until you are
satisfied with your mobile
phone cover design. This
could mean rotating the
'tropical fish/your' image
(see right) or even trying
another image.

STEP 8
Crop it and Save it
as a
JPG file




REMEMBER:
Transparency is not
possible with JPG files
.
That is why the templates
provided on this website for
you to download are GIF
files.
Transparency is not possible
with JPG files
. That is why the
templates provided on this website
for you to download are
GIF files.