Go to Google Images and get LARGE files to use for your background. Make sure they are not pixelated/ have a copyright symbol on them. The youtube video for getting a large file in Google is here
Save your image as a jpg file on your desktop.
Make sure the image you choose is of your dream profession (or dream place to live) in a setting such as in a doctor's office, i.e. not just a man with a white background wearing a tux.
You will be creating a new blog post as "Layer Mask" and have your two images- the top one with yourself in the career you want along with a paragraph explaining what your career is and your ideal day, the bottom one with a celebrity and a reflection on why you chose this celebrity and steps you did in photoshop to create it.
The image exercise will be saved as lastname-firstname-layermask-exercise. The other images are to be saved in the common drive as lastname-firstname-layermask1.jpg and lastname-firstname-layermask2.com.
Layer mask tutorial
Graded based on:
Time on task: 5 points
1 pt/ came to class on time daily
1 pt/ worked quietly on the computer and asked for help as needed
1 pt/ did not disrupt class by wandering around room or talking a lot
1 pt/ no cell phone use
1 pt/ used time wisely and worked hard daily
Computer work: 5 points
1 pt/saved work as photoshop file with both layers on your desktop
1 pt/ saved work as merged layers as a jpeg on your desktop AND handed in the common drive
1 pt/ lastname-firstname-layermask-exercise.jpg in common drive
1 pt/saved as lastname-firstname-layermask1.jpg in common drive
1 pt/ lastname-firstname-layermask2.jpg in common drive
Craftsmanship: 5 points
1 pt/ images used from the web not pixelated/large file and no copyright symbols
1 pt/ layer work neatly done in Photoshop, attention to detail and edges
1 pt/ good illusion done in the exercise image- size of the head is right, good angle, color balance correct
1 pt/ good illusion of yourself in the photograph 1- size of the head is right, good angle, color balance correct
1 pt/ good illusion of yourself in the photograph 2- size of the head is right, good angle, color balance correct
Website: 5 points
1 pt/ created new blog post on home page called "Layer Mask."
1 pt/ both images on the website
1 pt/ paragraph (or longer) explanation underneath your image of self in 10 years of what you are doing/ where you are according to the worksheet- what your visualization was.
1 pt/ paragraph (or longer) explanation underneath your image of yourself as or with a celebrity about who you are and what you are doing
1 pt/ specific steps on how you created image in Photoshop not just copied and pasted from this website or too short. Must be at least five sentences.