- How to add a layer
- How to move layers up and down
- How to size layers
- How to crop a picture for printing (optional - may do in the next class)
In today's class we are going to learn about superimposing images. We'll learn:
The students will use a free photo editing application, Paint.net, to remove the background of their photo. Paint.net has a Photoshop Editor look and feel. Click here to learn more about Chroma Keying and Paint.net. The students will learn how to:
Then the students will look for a background image and save it into their own personal folders. If there is time, they will learn to superimpose the two images together.
The students learned about chroma keying, the process of editing out the background of a photo or video which uses a single color background and then superimposing it together with another. Usually the background color is either blue or green because it is the most different from the hue of skin color. Because many people use a green screen as a backdrop, the process is sometimes referred to as "Green Screening". The students also learned some tips on taking a good Green Screen photo to ensure cleaner editing. Then we setup a green screen and took some photos of the students posing.