I’ve been working after school with a group of fabulous fourth and fifth graders to learn more about Digital Photography.
This Monday we tried doing some cool things with Photoshop.
The kids each took a photo that said something about themselves. Then we placed the image inside text, their name, and went from there.
The results were really cool. Look at what Talia has done. She used a photograph of the pool, because she loves to swim.
Want to try?
1. Open your image in Photoshop – in this case the image of a pool.
2. Duplicate the Layer (Command j)
3. Add a new blank layer between the two images (add new layer under layer tab)
4. Fill the new layer with a color – Talia used purple (fill is located under the edit tab)
5. Select Layer 1 (the one you made in step 2)
6. Using the Text tool in photoshop, select a big fat font, and write your name, or another word.
7. When you’re done, click on the checkmark up in the Options Bar to accept the text.
8. If you’d like to change the size, shape or location, press command t to transform the text. Click the checkmark again.
9. Drag the text layer below layer 1.
10. Select layer 1, go to the Layers menu and select Create Clipping Mask.
And you’re done!