Wouldn't it be great to back in time and pose for Leonardo da Vinci? You could become as well known as the Mona Lisa! How about if you were standing on the bridge to Giverny just as Claude Monet captured his impressionist scene? With digital magic, anything is possible!
Each graphic artist selected an image of a famous painting. Then they posed for a photograph in a way that would fit in with the action of the painting. These two digital images were merged together on the computer in Adobe Photoshop. We learned many techniques for this project, such as copying and pasting part of one image into another with the selection tool. We used an editing tool called free transform to adjust the size and angle of the photograph so that it fits perfectly in place. We learned how work with layers and when one layer should be transparent. The lasso tool outlines parts of the digital image and this allowed us to delete the real background of our photographs so that our images look like they stepped into the painting. Finally, using artistic filters, we could transform our photographs into an appearance that better matches the style of the painting.
Please note, to respect the privacy of our students, I did not label our work with the artist names. I hope you recognize everyone here. After all, we could become as famous as our paintings!!