Although most photoshopping applications seem terrifying, they’re really not and neither is this assignment! Check out my tutorial to ease your mind and help guide you through the process:
The first step is deciding what images you are going to use and how you are going to utilize them to tell a story through this assignment. Once you’ve figured that out, you can move on to step two!
At this step, you should have downloaded the images you want to use. Now it is time to begin. For this tutorial, I’m going to be showing you how to photoshop an image with the application called Gimp.
So first, open up the application. Once the application is up, it should look like this:
Now you’re going to want to crop, delete, edit, etc. The image you are going to photoshop over your main background image. Thus, you need to open the image to Gimp. You do this by:
Now that you have the image you want to edit open, here comes the fun part. You’re going to use “the lasso tool” The icon for it looks like this:
Once you’ve selected the lasso tool, you’re going to have to outline the part of your image you want to use as a layer over your background image like so:P.S. – make sure that you connect your final point to the point you began with to close the loop and ensure you’ll be able to remove the image background.
Now comes one of the most important parts. You are going to need to have an alpha channel. Add one by doing this:
Once you have your alpha channel added. You’re going to want to get ready to remove the image background. Follow these steps:
Alright, now you’re on your way. Save your new masterpiece and get ready to move on to the next step.
The next step is the fun part, you’re going to begin by having a new window of Gimp opened up. You are then going to want to open up your new background image (not the one you just edited).
Once you’ve got that set up, you’re going to import the image you just edited like this:
Now you can move the edited image around the background and position it however you’d like. To do that, select the “selection tool” that looks like this: