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Photoshop Field Marks

Overview of the Job

We have a collection of photoshop illustrations of birds of North America. This job is to add what are called "field marks" to these illustrations. These field marks are small text descriptions (one to four words long) of key locations on the bird that are used to identify it. For example they may say "forked tail", or "white chin", or yellow breast". Simply the job is to place these text snippets in the drawing and add lines that point from them to the body of the bird.

To make the marks stand out we have created "background masks" for each drawing. A background mask is a semitransparent gray layer that is between the drawing of the bird and the field marks. Its purpose is to increase the contrast of the background area and the field mark text around the bird itself.

Our ornithologists provide us with a list of field marks for each species and as well as a short paragraph to prevent confusing it with another species. They don't tell us exactly where the marks go but give us a rough idea.

Each mark is converted into a text layer using a standard style of white with a drop shadow. The text layers are all put it a folder called Field Marks and then each mark is moved to a good position. This is followed by drawing a vector line from the mark to the birds body as shown in the example. This lines also have a drop shadow.

The hardest part of this job is really not the photoshop part, it is learning how to place the the text layers around the body in a way that allows the lines to be straight and not clutter the drawing. It takes while to get used to it. And we don't expect you to get it perfect the first time. We will adjust your files if it's needed. So we are looking for someone who has a good sense of balance, understands enough about wildlife that they can follow what the marks mean and is motivated to help us over the long term.

To help you understand where the marks go we will provide you with a set of what are called topographical maps of birds of all kinds. This will let you can see what some of the terms mean and where they are on the body, head and the bird in flight. See this link: [url removed, login to view]

Dragging Fonts and Lines

To make this job as simple as possible for now we are just going to ask you to drag the field mark fonts and vector lines out of what we call the example PSD into what is called the working PSD. This way you won't have to worry about styling the fonts and lines since they will already have those set.

We'd like you to go ahead and set up the marks and lines for one file so you know what we need exactly.

The working file is the Black Storm-Petrel.psd. It has only 4 field marks and a short paragraph that goes at the bottom. The example file where your fonts and lines are is called the Dickcissel.psd. The example file is completely finished with the text layers styles, vector shape lines and the mask so you can just drag them into the example file and change the names to match that species.

Field Mark Specs

Font: Helvetica Neue, Light, 24 points, Crisp

Style: Drop shadow, Color - Black, Opacity 75%, Bland Mode - Multiply, Angle - 150, Distance - 8 px, Spread - 0px, Size - 8 px

Vector Line: Fill - White, Stroke - White, 12 pt, Height - 8px

Simplified instructions:

Please see attached ZIP file document for complete instructions.

Skills: Photoshop

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Project ID: #4474991

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him76

hi, i am having 3 years of experience in photoshop, pls check pm.

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tinity1987

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Beacon09

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SorinaLaura

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David2712

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