By having the ability to manipulate and merge two images together using Adobe Photoshop, you go against the saying ‘a picture never lies’.
Within the lesson, I turned President Obama and Jack Nicholson into one person. To do so, I took the below images off Google.
Then with help from Photoshop I attempted to merge them into one person, as seen below:
After merging peoples faces, I then tried to merge two other images of orange peel and a frog. The two images I took off Google for this were:
After merging these two images, the final photo looked like this:
The steps I took to merge two images together were:
- Found two images on Google and downloaded them
- Made a new canvas on Photoshop
- Set the preset to international and A3 paper
- File and placed the images onto the canvas
- Scaled and resized the images to fit on top of each other by using the free transform tool
- I also selected the opacity option, to make the images transparent
- Layer masked the images
- Selected the paintbrush tool and then airbrush
- Used the black and white colours to reveal and bring back selected images *
- Colour corrected the image by selecting image, adjustments and then hue/saturation to morph the two images together by making them the same colour
*The black colour reveals the image that’s below and the white colour brings the image back.
Personally, I found this task really fun. In a journalistic way, this can be used interactively through quizzes within media by making readers guess who is in the image. You see these type of things in a lot of magazines and they make you guess the celebrities.