Lower School graphic artists learned how to merge images just that way with this project. Each artist selected a famous painting and then posed for a picture that would make sense if they became part of the painting.
To merge the two images together, students first opened their famous painting in Adobe Photoshop. This image became the background for the project. Next, we opened and selected the posed photograph. By copying the photo and pasting it over the painting, we created a new layer. Separate layers help us alter parts of one image without changing the other layers. We learned how to use a lasso tool and the eraser tool to remove the background from the posed photo, revealing the painting underneath. Using other tools, such as the opacity scale and the free transform editing mode, we were able to adjust the size, rotation and position of the photo to align with the painting. Using even more advanced tools, such as artistic filters, we could make the images match in appearance perfectly.
Here are a few examples of our graphic artists stepping into a painting!