- Background – bottom layer
- Eraser – removes color and turns transparent
- Layer – different levels where you can place and move objects around
- Magic wand – a selection tool based on color
- Raster image – created with a program like Photoshop or GIMP and are based on pixels. Photos and digital paintings are usually raster images.
- Transform – Scale and Rotate
Intro to Photoshop
- Save this image of a hand (Source: istockphoto)
- Open Photoshop and File -> Open image of hand
- Search for an object to put in hand (Hint: make sure image has transparent background)
- File -> Place Embedded and find your object (Hint: notice this created a new layer)
- Scale, move and rotate as needed (Hint: if you need to scale or rotate later, find options under Edit -> Transform)
- Search for a background image (Hint: be sure image is larger than the hand image which is 612×408)
- File -> Place Embedded and find your background
- Drag background image to bottom of layers (Hint: if you see a lock on hand image, click it to unlock)
- To make background visible, select layer with hand. Use Magic Wand select white background. Select Edit -> Clear. You should now see your background image.
- See video tutorial below for more hints
- On your Padlet share .PNG file and reflect: What did you enjoy about activity? What did you find challenging? Where did you get images?