Create an image collage!
Find images for collage
- Search for 6 objects that are meaningful to you. For example, I would look for a corgi, butterfly, skates, electric bike, Scratch icon & tech-girls logo.
- Use Save Image As to download each image to your computer.
- Create a google doc, where you can keep track of website where image came from to cite later, for example this butterfly image comes from Wikimedia Commons.
- For any object that does not have a transparent background, follow this GIMP tutorial to crop out your object.
- Save each object using File -> Save As.
Add images to collage:
- Create a new file in GIMP by selecting File -> New then enter 1280 x 720 as image size.
- Open one of your saved object by selecting File -> Open. You will now have 2 GIMP windows open. Select Edit -> Copy from object window.
- Select Edit -> Paste as -> New Layer from collage window.
- Use Scale Tool to resize (hold Shift key down while resizing to keep perspective).
- Use Move Tool to move object into place.
- Repeat process until all objects are each new layers on collage image.
- If you have time, you can create a background image for your collage. If not, go to the Background layer and paint bucket a color in.
- When you are done
Reflect: When your collage is complete, select File -> Export As a .png file and then upload to your padlet. Copy your image citations as your reflection.
Self-Assessment: Get paper copy of self-assessment from Ms. Wilkens and complete!
Create a Text Portrait!
- Download your green screen image from the google drive
- Open Inkscape
- Select File -> Open and load your image
- Crop image:
- Use rectangle shape tool and draw over what you want to keep
- Select both image & rectangle
- Select Object -> Clip -> Set
Follow Text Portrait Instructions
- Be sure to use the words you put in google docs for the text
- Here’s the tutorial that inspired my tutorial if you need more help.
Reflect: When your text portrait is complete, export it as a .png file and then upload to your padlet and reflect – What did you do? What did you learn? What could you improve next time?