“Use photo editing software of your choice to splice pairs of pictures into single images. Play with scale in delightful ways. See artist Stephen McMennamy’s great collection.”ds106 Assignments: Combophoto
So this is another step in my photoshop journey. But I didn’t exactly use photoshop. Yes, I returned to my old best friend, google doc. Maybe it is my very limited understanding of Photopea, the software I used in a previous visual assignment, but I needed to do simple things that Google Docs let me do easily. Photopea wouldn’t let me rotate the photo and got mad at the sizes of it all, so I fell back to well-known waters.
I chose an idea based on the fact that I wanted the two things to have a specific point of juncture. So, a tree and a bone.
I found this photo of a tree, I wanted one with a color that was kind of like bone, and this fit.
Then I found this deer bone, also a color that I thought would kind of fit. It was a bonus that the background was blue, not exactly like the sky in the tree photo, but close enough to not be too contrasting.
I used the function on google docs that can put an image behind the text to put the tree behind the bone. With a little movement, I got this.
Then to clean it up, I cut out a swatch of the blue from the background of the bone and added it.
And there is the final version!
I know every photo is a story, and I have no idea what this story is, but I think it is interesting anyway.