Growing up I was a S-T-U-N-N-E-R, period. Wherever I was, there was a camera and sass. So when I saw Then-Now-Together, I knew I had plenty of throwback pictures to choose from to complete the assignment.
Behind the Work
When I was really little my parents took a lot of pictures of me being extremely sassy and cute… now that I’m older I guess cameras don’t exist??
Most of the pictures of me are from family events, going out, or from random pictures taken. I don’t live with either of my parents, so I wasn’t too sure how to get my hands on these pictures. Thankfully, I never delete anything off my phone: texts, emails, photos. I found a couple of pictures from when I was little I wanted to use, but I wasn’t able to Photoshop myself into most of them. After some thought and planning, I chose a picture of me that my dad used to have hanging up in his office.
The reason I chose this picture is because it’s one of the only pictures I remember from my childhood. Obviously, I don’t remember taking the picture. What I do remember is walking into my dad’s office when I was a little older (maybe 5-7) and being proud I was on his wall… so proud I put a Walmart smiley sticker on it lol.
During the Work
For this assignment I used Superimpose, the same app I used for my The Wonderful Wizard of… Oz post. Photoshopping myself into the picture of myself wasn’t very hard as I am already very familiar with the app and Photoshop. What was hard was getting the lighting, pose, and angle right for the picture. I tried sunlight, no light, inside light, etc. just to get this picture perfect. I really had fun with this assignment and love how it turned out.
Superimpose Step by Step
- Choose a foreground and background
- Choose the “Mask” option, select the “Mask Tool”
- Select the lasso
- Circle the desired area of the foreground to manually mask
- Merge the background and forground
- Repeat until the collage is complete