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Guillotine - Photo Manipulation

This is called the Guillotine project because you will completely cut the heads off of 2 other people. You will perform 2 bloodless head transplants. One surgery will involve smooth skin-to-skin blend of your neck directly onto someone else's. The other surgery will involve placing your head & neck into someone else's shirt & collar. You'll use a "sandwich layering" technique for the second surgery. The finished images will look freaky but believable because of your Photoshop skills and attention to detail.

Work on the skin-to-skin surgery first. Many of the skills from this will transfer to the sandwich layering surgery. You will be working on these for 3 full class periods (1.5 class periods per surgery).

DISCLAIMER: Please don't get the impression that we are making fun of skinny people, white people, black people, short people, heavy people, etc. This is simply a fun way in which to demonstrate skill with some of Photoshop's basic tools and concepts. No more, no less. No offense is intended. It's all in good fun.

 

1. Mugshots

You can probably use your cropped & cleaned up original head from the previous project. However, you can also download a different head if you'd like to.

 

Access your mugshots - Password is on the white board

P2 link

P3 link

 

2. Body Photos

Skin To Skin bodies - DO THIS ONE FIRST! Password is on the white board

Link

 

Sandwich Layering bodies - Password is on the white board

Link

 

3. Watch this BEFORE attempting a surgery!

 

"Save As" - saving file as a TIFF

tutorial

 

4. Skin To Skin Surgery

 

Transfer Head Onto Body File

tutorial

 

Back Up Layers
VERY good idea

tutorial

 

Changing Head Size
A refresher on how to scale

tutorial

 

How To Rotate Head

tutorial

 

How to Flip Head

tutorial

 

Adjusting Skin Color
Leave plenty of time and patience for this step.

tutorial

 

A Good Idea At This Point!

tutorial

 

Address Levels Or Color Of The Body

tutorial

 

Eliminating The Original Person's Head
Cut their head off! This means that their head AND THEIR HAIR are to be completely eliminated.

tutorial

 

Minor Touches - Blur

tutorial

 

Minor Touches - Rework Color

tutorial

 

Minor Touches - Lighten and/or Darken (Dodge & Burn)

tutorial

 

Minor Touches - Add Noise

tutorial

 

5. Sandwich Layering Surgery

 

Preparing The Files

tutorial

 

The Sandwich Effect - Selection

tutorial

 

Dealing With The Original Background

tutorial

 

Fine Tuning

tutorial

 

Addressing Skin Tone

tutorial

 

6. Printing and Turning In - You will print 2 separate pages.

 

Flattening Layers
Saving as a flattened TIFF file

tutorial

 

Print Templates
Download both Illustrator print files

1. skin to skin
2. sandwich

 

Transfering to Illustrator
How to get photos into Illustrator

tutorial

 

Printing
Print to the C9 color printer

 



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