For my first design assignment I decided to tackle “Are we there yet?” which is worth 3 stars. I decided on this picture of my yorkie named Jake from Halloween 2015 in a devil costume.
My Nana was trying to get him to pose with our bloodhound Emmie who is seen walking away in the background. He was really unhappy about having to take a picture so this gave me the perfect opportunity to edit him into a funny picture setting. While thinking about what the background would be I decided I want there to be a real devil in the picture since he is just in a costume. This way I could show him being afraid of the real devil. Recently, I have been watching a lot of Futurama so I decided on inserting him into a picture of Beelzebot, better known as the Robot Devil. The specific photo I decided on is this one of the Robot Devil looking mischievous while standing in a doorway. I picked this photo because I wanted one of him standing up so it would be Jake quivering looking up at him scared. I mean, the Robot Devil is pretty evil and looks like he is up to no good in this picture.
To start off I needed to decide what editing software I wanted to use. For this I actually decided on PowerPoint since it is easily available and I know it can do what I need it to do. My first step of editing is to start off with a blank template.
Next I clicked “Insert” -> “Photo” -> “Picture from File” then selected the pictures I wanted to use.
I begin by clicking on the picture of Jake in his devil costume. I then click “Remove Background” so that I can make the picture just of him. I adjust the lines of box so it is just around Jake and then click any parts that are highlighted in purple that I want to be shown. Once I’m happy with what is being shown I just click “Remove Background” again and it saves my changes.
So here is my final image. Overall I’m pretty happy with it and I think that it accomplishes the humor and fear that I originally set out to create. It ends up changing the concept from “scared of a picture” to “scared of Robot Devil” and changes the story of the picture.