For the Teacher Creature project there were many steps to making it look great. I first picked out a couple of teachers I would like to make into creatures. I chose Crystal Pennington and Ashely Carruth, I asked them questions like, whats your favorite color? Top worst fears? Favorite super hero? Spirit Animal? etc. Ashely’s worst fears are falling of a cliff, Teletubbies, and Oompa Loompa’s, her favorite color is dark green, she loves Disney’s Mulan, and her spirit animal is a mountain goat. For Crystal she has a fear of students (I would also) and time, her favorite color is red/turquoise and her spirit animal is a grey hound, she loves Bat Man.
I had the best picture in my mind and put it to work, I decided to take some of there answers and turn it into a crazy picture filled with Teletubbies, Bat-Women, a mountain goat, scenery of beautiful Colorado mountains. I fixed the hue and saturation of Crystals face so it would be a little more tan like the model of Bat-Women. Ashely’s face was a bit more difficult to make into a mountain goat. I cropped her face and use the selection tool to make it fit the goats face, I then turned down the opacity so it would match a bit more. I copied some of the goats fur and pasted it on her face so she would have the texture and look of a goat. I then used the erase tool to erase the fur out of her eyes, nose, and mouth, to make it look realistic. the rest was easy. I just used the size tool (command t in photoshop) and opacity to make different things fit in. I wanted to add one more thing so I put a planet in the background and made the sky look as if saturn was floating there. We saved multiple picture (TeacherCreatureProject version1, version 2, version 3, so on) After I finished my final copy I saved it and posted it and relaxed.
I had lots of fun making this in photoshop, one thing that was a problem was making it look more realistic, obviously its not going to be very real with Bat-Women and Teletubbies floating around but I wanted to make sure it looked good and caught the eye. I finally finished the project and saved it to my flash drive and after a day I of course, lost the flash drive and wasn't able to save my final project as a JPEG and post it to my digital portfolio. I went crazy looking for it and as I was standing in class my lovely friend Mattie found it in her bag, I saved it and posted everything to my DP before I could lose it again. I was happy to have it all revised and finished. My favorite part of this project was putting all the pictures together and making an art piece. I thought it was the funniest thing and it was great to look at other people’s teacher creatures. I liked when Roxy gave us our tasks and we all got to work on our project. I did a lot of things in photoshop I could never do before and that was exciting for me to learn new and more things.
As a student I feel I can accomplish more in photoshop and make more art I enjoyed making the Teacher Creature and I’m excited to see the Ashely and Crystal’s expressions when they see there faces on Bat-Women and a Mountain goat. As a student I learned that I have more of a growth mindset because I had barely any idea of what to do in photoshop and now I can warp, change color, use text, change hair color, eye color, lip color, and many more things. I was really happy to learn all these new things and hopefully I can learn more. The teacher creature had many difficulties but was fun to find new things by myself, lets hope the teachers like their creatures.