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Adobe® Photoshop® 7.0 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Creating the poster background

Many posters are designed to be scalable, either up or down, while retaining a crispness to their appearance. You’ll create shapes with paths and use masks to control what appears in the poster.

Adding a colored shape to the background

You’ll begin by creating the backdrop for a poster image.

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Choose File > Open and select the 10Start.psd file in your Lessons/Lesson10 folder.

Some work on the file has been done for you; the image already contains a background layer with a green gradient fill and a series of horizontal and vertical guides. The guides are locked in position. (If you do not see the guides, choose ...

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