Today… you are Charles Darwin.
Darwin was “the man” when it came to evolutionary theory. You are going to take his lead and “evolve” 2 species into one brand new one. You are going to use the masking technique we used to do black and white with color but in a new way.
- Find two high quality images using Google Image Search (be sure to go to “Search Tools” and select large as the size of the photo you are looking for).
- Open them both in Photoshop.
- Crop the one with the background that you are using to 8×10.
- Use the Quick Selection tool to make a selection in the photo you want to move.
- CTL + C (copy) then CTL + V (paste) into the other photo.
- CTL + T to free transform, hold shift to resize your image without stretching it.
- If you right click in the bounding box you can flip horizontal.
- If you hover outside the box you can rotate when you see the bent arrow show up.
- Click on the mask icon at the bottom of the layers palette.
- Use black and white with your paint brush to conceal or reveal your image.
- Use any other techniques that you have learned this year in order to make your images blend more seamlessly.
- Ask each other! Team work makes the dream work!
- Dude… google it.
- Some basic reminders: check which layer you’re on, be sure you’ve clicked a checkmark at the top if it’s asking, be sure you’re using the right tool (you can’t crop with the paintbrush ).
- Don’t give up man.
When you’re done:
- Post it large to your blog.
- Write 3 sentences about your new creature (habitat, diet, instincts, etc)
- Do another!