The last Mashup assignment I completed for this week was the Photo Mash assignment worth 3 1/2 stars! The idea of this assignment was to combine 2 different actors into one image that actually makes sense and looks normal! For this I chose to pick two classic “School Mean Girls” and have them competing for Queen of the high school halls.
To complete this assignment I googled image searched classic movie mean girls and came up with two of my personal favorites, Regina George from Mean Girls and Lana from Princess Diaries. Once I had my two mean girl pictures I used photo shop to add them both to a background image of school lockers. To make the photo look realistic as the assignment wants I carefully chose two images that look similar. By this I mean I picked images of the two girls posing similarly, looking in the same direction, and had similar coloring allowing for a much simpler edit. I also chose the background image as a background that they have in common, high school hallway lockers! Then I tweeted my final product!
Since the holiday season is about to be in full swing I thought what a perfect time to do this assignment. It is worth 4 stars, and is super fun!
To start I picked my character Little Brain’s three favorite holidays to mashup. His favorite holidays are Christmas because he can always read his parents minds and figure out his presents. The Forth of July because he is amazed by the chemistry of the fireworks. And lastly Halloween because he can read the people’s minds to figure out who they are even though they are wearing masks and costumes! To start I googled images for each of these holidays to crop together. Here are the originals…
Then I used my favorite editing app Pasteify! Although this app only allows you to crop two images together at one time it is so simple and easy to use that I often use it multiple times!
First I combined the Christmas tree picture and the firework picture together using the standard Pasteify app 3 step system (choosing a background, highlighting the parts of the foreground you want to keep, and combining the two into one cropped image). Then once I had those two images combined into one I used that new image and cropped the pumpkin into it using the same 3 step system within the Pasteify app. It sounds complicated, but it is so simple and took me 5 minutes tops! Here is my final product! I really wanted the image to look like one complete picture. I used the firework for Forth of July as the Christmas tree star, and the Halloween pumpkin as a gift under the tree! I am pretty happy with the overall Holiday Mashup!
This assignment may seem a little challenging because of it’s star rating (4 1/2 stars), but if you have the right tools it becomes an extremely easy and fun assignment!
First thing to do is to decide on the images you would like to use. You will need one image that contains a dramatic close up of an individuals face! For example, when I completed this assignment I chose the classic image of Ryan Gosling in the pouring rain from The Notebook.
The next image you will need to complete this assignment is an image for the background. This image could fit the scene and just be from a different movie/show, or it could be completely out of the blue! It is your choice so get creative. For my assignment I decided to get super creative mashing up photos and chose an image of a basket of puppies.
Next step is to combine your photos. You can do this with photoshop, or many apps. I recommend using Pasteify. It is extremely simple and effective when you want to photoshop two images together.
First Step of using Pasteify: Chose image to be your background (fun background)
Second Step of using Pasteify: Cut out your overlay image (dramatic closeup)
To complete this you use your figure to highlight the parts of this image you want to keep! This is an important note, you only highlight (in red) the parts you want to KEEP!
Third step of using Pasteify: Combine the two images. You can drag the cropped overlay image with your finger, increase or decrease the size, and lastly position it where you want it on your background.
Last step is to save or share your image from the app! Final result an awesome and hilarious mashup photo.
Hope this helps all of you tackle the “I’m Ready for My Closeup” Mashup assignment! Good Luck Everyone!!
For my first mashup assignment this week I chose the I’m Ready for my Closeup assignment worth 4 1/2 stars. I thought the juxtaposition this assignment allows for was quite humorous and that is what originally drew me to complete it.
To complete this assignment I first decided on an image for the dramatic closeup. I ended up picking a photo of Ryan Gosling from the movie The Notebook. I chose this image because it is the epitome of drama. He is standing out in the pouring rain trying to win the love of his life back. Once I chose the image I then picked a photo for the background. Like I previously mentioned I really wanted the dramatic close up to juxtapose the background so I picked the cutest picture I could fine, a basket full of puppies. Then once I had my two images chosen I used the app Pasteify to crop the two images together! Then I tweeted my final product here it is!