10 Nov

Holiday mashup!

For this assignment (4 stars) we had to use Photoshop or Pixlr to create a photo mashup of our 3 favorite holidays. For this I chose Christmas, Halloween, and The 4th of July. I chose to use Photoshop because I had already had the trial downloaded onto my computer. I had never used Photoshop to this extent before and it took a little bit to become aware of how to use the layers. There are some awesome tutorials online on how to use Photoshop layers that you can find here. I made sure all of my photos were transparent by using the Lunapic transparent tool found here. Then used the layers to add photos as needed in a separate layer until I was satisfied with my ending photo.

The second part of the assignment was to tell the story behind the masterpiece I created and why I created it. I love Halloween because it gives children, and even adults to be something that they life. I feel like it’s a time for everyone to be something they aspire to be, or just be plain silly. It allows you to step out of your comfort zone and not be yourself for one night. Then there Christmas. This is probably my favorite time of year. Not because of the gifts, but because of the family spirit and quality time that I get to spend with everyone. I feel like it puts everyone in a better mood and everyone is festive. Last but not least, The 4th of July. I love this day because my family usually gets together to cook out and spend more time together to celebrate America and commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 by the Continental Congress.

So below you will get to see my snowman decorated with all of my favorite holidays! I wanted to make sure I did enough work to constitute the star rating I got, so I made sure to add in enough and balance it out. More work for more stars. (:

I hope you enjoy my masterpiece!