This is my last Design assignment of the week and it is the required assignment. In this assignment, we had to take a picture and then change where we are and what we are doing. I used a picture I took with one of my best friends from high school last summer at the beach and made it look like we were outside in a winter wonder land. This new picture was taken right before we did the snow challenge where you jump into the snow while just wearing a swim suit and see how long you can stay in the snow before giving up and running back into the warmth of your home. I, of course, won because Matt couldn’t handle laying in the ice-cold snow with no shirt on for longer than 5 seconds.
Assignment: Are We There Yet?
I created this picture on GIMP.
Step 1: Open GIMP and then, at the top, click File -> Open and then choose the original picture that you want to change.
Step 2: At the top, click Layer -> Transparency -> Add Alpha Channel
Step 3: Click the Eraser Tool button on the left side of your screen.
Step 4: You can change the size of the eraser in the bottom left of your screen until it is the size you prefer (you will also be able to change it while you are erasing to make it smaller to be more precise in the small spaces, or bigger for the large spaces).
Step 5: Erase the background of the picture by clicking on the image and dragging the mouse until everything you want to delete is covered in dark and light grey checkered boxes.
Step 6: At the top, click File -> Export As and then change the extension to .png to save the picture.
Step 7: At the top, click File -> Close All -> Discard Changes.
Step 8: Click File -> Open As Layers and then select the picture you want to use as the background.
Step 9: Click File -> Open As Layers then select the png you just saved to add to the picture.
Step 10: Click the Scale Tool button on the left.
Step 11: Click on the png picture to move and resize it until it is perfect.
Step 12: Click File -> Export As and then change the extension to .png to save your creation.