** REMEMBER **

Save your working files (files that aren’t done yet) to the Desktop,
then drag to Google Drive.

Save it like this:
From your program, go to FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP,
then drag from the DESKTOP to GOOGLE DRIVE and the Correct Class Folder.

Save your final file in Google Classroom.
Just add the file from Google Drive.


Create a fictitious Cryptid in Photoshop!

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Step 1

First – FOLLOW THESE STEPS ONE BY ONE.

Don’t look at them all at once.

Also, save to the desktop and upload to GOOGLE DOCS
as you work so you don’t loose your file.

Don’t submit assignment until you show me your final version!


What is a Cryptid?
A Cryptid is a creature that has not been found or documented by science!

Your job is to create a Cryptid in Photoshop.
I want you to learn how to use the Photoshop tools on your own as much as you can.
If you don’t remember, use the Help menu to look up and research how to use them the right way.
You can also Google how to use them and look at tutorials if you want.

Your Cryptid must contain certain things:

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, STEP BY STEP:

Your Cryptid must be a combination of two living creatures (except humans).

Decide what type of Cryptid you would like to create.
See the samples that I made below.

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cryptid-sample-2


Step 2

TOOLS YOU WILL USE FOR THIS PROJECT:
(Remember to use the brackets  [  and ]   to make tools larger or smaller!)

Use Help if you need more info on how to use the tools!

The Lasso Tool (hit the L key)
This outlines certain areas you want to cut or copy.
Make sure you have the Polygonal Lasso chosen.
This will help you cut out your creature and paste it onto the other creature.

The Clone Stamp Tool (hit the S key)
This will allow you to take one part of an image and “clone” it to another.
Use the ‘option’ key to click the area you want to clone, let go of the option key then move your cursor to and click where you want to place the ‘clone’.
This will help blend your creature together.

The Healing Brush Tool (hit the J key)
This will allow you to blend colors that appear under the cursor.
This will help in the combining of the two areas of your creature.

The Horizontal Type (or Text) Tool (hit the T key)
This allows you to type in words or sentences.
Use it for naming your creature on your picture.

The Eraser Tool (hit the E key)
Use this to erase any extra parts of your picture.

The Layers Panel.
Make sure you have the correct layer selected before editing!

The History Panel.
Allows you to back up if you make a lot of errors.

SHORTCUTS:
Command + Z: Undo
Command + A: Select All
Command + C: Copy
Command + V: Paste

OK, here we go!
First, remember, don’t be scared of Photoshop.
Photoshop is PHUN!
Ask someone for help or ask me if no one can help you.


Google images of animals, reptiles, bugs, fish, etc.

Use the Search Tools to get some larger sized images (See Below):

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Find 2 pictures you think you might use to make your Cryptid.
You want to make sure that your animals’ heads and/or bodies are facing about the same way, which will make it easier to combine them.
Make sure you click VIEW IMAGE before you CONTROL + COPY IMAGE , then FILE>NEW and EDIT>PASTE into Photoshop to get the full size of your photo.

You will need to cut out the background of your main creature using the Polygonal Lasso Tool first,
leaving the animal on it’s own with nothing behind it.
HINT: Outline the animal by CLICKING and DRAGGING the Polygonal Lasso, then when done, SELECT>INVERSE to Delete the background.

Make sure you have your second image pasted into the same document.
Again, you want to make sure that your animals’ heads and/or bodies are facing about the same way, which will make it easier to combine them.
Make sure you click VIEW IMAGE before you CONTROL + COPY IMAGE , then EDIT>PASTE into your Photoshop document.

Now YOU need to figure out how to blend the connecting areas together
using the Clone Stamp tool, the Healing Brush tool, and even the Eraser tool.
Here’s a hint. Make sure you make a copy of the two layers of your animals in case you make a mistake!

ASK ME TO SHOW YOU HOW!

Ask others how to use these tools properly or look in the Help menu.
Don’t just click and click and click and hope they start to work for you!
Stop at the first sign of anything looking ‘wrong’.

I want the connecting parts to look as realistic as possible.

See my examples above. Don’t rush it just to get it done.


Step 3

Once you get your creature the way you want it, you will have to figure out where it should live.

You might consider somewhere totally different than where it normally would live.
(Again, see my examples above).

Google a background image.
Make sure it is at least 1500 pixels and don’t forget to click View Image before copying it.

 Don’t forget to VIEW IMAGE and CONTROL + COPY IMAGE
and EDIT>PASTE the background into your photo.

You will need to drag down your background layer so it is under the other layers.

You might have to adjust the size of the background with COMMAND + T.


Step 4

When you are done, use the Horizontal Type (or Text) tool
to put the name of your Cryptid at the top of the image.

Do not Submit Assignment!
Show me your finished Cryptid
and I will approve it or make suggestions.

Once I have approved your Cryptid,

From your program, go to FILE>SAVE AS and choose DESKTOP,
then drag from the DESKTOP to GOOGLE DRIVE and the Correct Class Folder.

Save your final file in Google Classroom.
Just add the file from Google Drive.

GOOD JOB!

I am excited to see what you come up with!