Graphic Design 1 projects

Mutant Me - Photo Manipulation

The overall concept is to use your ninja-like Photoshop skills to mess with your own head. Your goal is to generally keep it within the realm of believability. You want to fool the eye. You want the viewer to wonder how you did it because your Photoshop skills are so good that they are nearly invisible.

Use a wide variety of skills show below. Combine skills and techniques. I'm not requiring a certain amount of skills per attempt...but for those of you who like to count, then be sure that you don't turn in anything with less than 3 techniques/tweaks/skills.

You will be working on these for 3 full class periods. Don't get hung up on a minimum number of mutants. Rather, work hard for 3 class periods, get creative, and in the end, you'll select your best 2 mutations.

 

1. Download

Download "Mutant Me" folder - copy to your network space

Link

 

2. Mugshots

How to download mug shots

tutorial

 

Period 1 mug shots - password protected

Link

 

3. Watch these BEFORE tweaking with your face!

 

"Save As" - saving file as a TIFF

tutorial

 

Crop - crop original file to exact size

tutorial

 

Prep - prep original file before tweaking it

tutorial

 

WARNING! - something to do and something NOT to do

tutorial

 

Quickie 1 Pasting creates a new layer - layers are transparent

tutorial

 

Quickie 2 How to shrink something (scale)

tutorial

 

Quickie 3 Selecting everything on a layer

tutorial

 

Quickie 4 How to reset all tools

tutorial

 

Removal and Addition Techniques

Remove Major Facial Feature
How to cover up things like eyes, nose, mouth, chin

tutorial

Remove Neck
How to drop the head down

tutorial

 

Surgery Techniques

Big Nose
How to make a huge schnozola

tutorial

Big Rotated Eyes
Self explanatory

tutorial

Conehead
Self explanatory

tutorial

Mini-Nose
How to shrink nose and fill in the empty space it leaves

tutorial

Giraffe Neck
Self explanatory

tutorial

 

Prize Fighter Techniques

Broken Nose
How to use a filter to twirl the nose

tutorial

Bruising
How to painlessly give yourself a shiner

tutorial

Bloodshot Eyes
Self explanatory

tutorial

Split Lip
Self explanatory

tutorial

Swollen Cheek & Chin
How to use filters to puff out a facial element

tutorial

Bite Out Of Ear
Mmmmm....flesh!

tutorial

Swollen Eyelids
How to use puff up your existing eyelids

tutorial

Knock Out a Tooth
Self explanatory

tutorial

 

Make Up Artist Techniques

Lipstick & Blush
Self explanatory

tutorial

Eyebrows, Eyeliner & Eyeshadow
Self explanatory

tutorial

 

Hairstyle Techniques

Add and Remove Hair
How to use the clone stamp to grow more hair as well as remove hair

tutorial

Color Hair
Self explanatory

tutorial

Borrow Someone Else's Hair
Self explanatory

tutorial

Facial Hair
Self explanatory - but watch previous video first

tutorial

Go Bald
Turn yourself into your grandpa!

tutorial

World's Sweetest Mullet!
You know you want do this!

tutorial

 

Printing and Turning In

 

Choose your 2 most successful heads. Which ones show off your Photoshop skills the most? Which ones look freaky, but still stay within the realm of believability? Which ones combine more than 3 techniques/skills?

 

 

Flattening Layers
Saving as a flattened TIFF file

tutorial

 

Transfering to Illustrator
How to get photos into Illustrator

tutorial

 

Printing
How to print

tutorial

 
Extra Credit
 

Finished with 3 full periods of messing with your head? Take your best shot at your teacher.

photo 1
photo 2