10 June 2010

Photoshop Fun



I had to submit a fun Photoshop project. It had to be “unreal.” This is what I came up with:
Photoshop-assignment1---cub-in-nest-(no-text)

I had this photo that I took last year of an empty nest. I figured that perhaps I could put a baby in it, but I couldn’t find any good baby picture to go with it.

Then I came across this cute baby polar bear on Google Images (Nature’s Crusaders). What I did: Simply copied and pasted this image over my nest photo. Used Free Transform to shrink and adjust the angle of the cub so that he’ll fit perfectly inside the nest. I then added a layer mask and used the Brush tool (low opacity, low hardness) to brush out the snow around the bear.
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So now, I have this:

It looked like there’s room for some more fun. I then found this image below on Webshots. Using the Quick Selection Tool, I selected the mama bird and copied and pasted it to the photo above (with the cub in the nest). I used the Clone tool to “clone” in the feathers on the small parts where the baby bird’s beak was in the way when I’d selected mama bird. Again, using the Free Transform tool, I adjusted the size and placed the mama bird where I wanted it to rest on the nest.
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I couldn’t resist. I just thought that this might be a great ad for a daycare, with a tagline that says “We look after your children like they are our own.”
Photoshop-assignment1---cub-in-nest
What do you think? Would you at least check out this daycare for your child? *wink*

Note: This is purely a fun exercise and the resulting “ad” is not a real ad. No such company exists and the address, phone number and URL listed were totally made up on my part.

18 COMMENTS:

jen@odbt said...

I'm so impressed by your PS skills. I love the tagline.

blueviolet said...

I wanna take care of the baby polar bear. You did a good job!

Yelena R. said...

Haha that's so funny! Love the slogan and the picture goes along with it!

RoseBelle said...

Well to go there! Photoshopping technology is getting so much better nowadays. It's hard to distinguish what's real and not. You did a good job :)

alicia said...

Very impressive and precise work! Bravo.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I love it! I sure wish I had photoshopping skills.

Mrs.Mayhem said...

Wow! This is so cool. I would check out that daycare if I were in the market for one.

I'm just getting into photography, and I don't have Photoshop. My husband installed Gimp (but not the manual!) and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do ANYTHING.

Tezzie said...

haha! Wonderful! My first reaction was "look at how surprised the mamma-bird looks to find a bear in there"...but when you added the fake ad, that totally worked too! I'd let my kids go there, for sure. Amazingly impressive photoshopping skills, btw :)

Lindy said...

Look at you and your mad photoshop skillz!

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Wow that was so cool!! PS is an amazing program!!
You are good!! I will definitely take my kiddos there!!

Cascia said...

That is cool! I love what you did with those photos.

Alicia said...

I love it!! And the advertisement for it is so catchy!! That would even be great for a dog hotel! LOL

Lori said...

That is really cool! I have so missed visiting you here...I am really thankful for this opportunity to stop by and say hello. I hope you and your beautiful children are doing well! XX

CRAZYMOM said...

That is an awesome line! I love it.
I need to work on my selection skills. It never looks right to me. You did a great job.

Jana said...

You are so good at photoshop! what version do you have? I love this and your fix it friday edits, especially the lens flare! Great!

Rachel said...

You are so creative! That just blew my mind! I love it - total adorableness :)

Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

This is really neat! I'm visiting from MBC. I signed up to be a new follower. Stop by my blog when you get the chance.

Dandy said...

I think that you are really a wizard with photoshop!

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