Are We There Yet?

I was pretty nervous about this assignment, given that I don’t have a lot of photo editing experience. However, I saw that other students had written tutorials, and so I checked on those, mostly using this one in particular.

To complete this assignment, I used GIMP for the first time to take a picture of my friend’s cat sitting in a cardboard box and place her into another setting, a picture of a river from this page. Here were the two original pictures:


Using GIMP and the tutorial, I placed the cat (Molly), into the river, so it looked like she was floating down it in her little Amazon box. This was the result:

As you can see, very much a first attempt at GIMP. I’m definitely going to have to look at more tutorials and get more practice so that I can make things look more realistic next time. I really wanted to make the box look like it was in the water, but at my skill level, it’s gonna have to look like Molly is sitting on top of it. Still, it was interesting to use a program I’d never tried before!

Guidelines for this assignment can be found here.

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One Response to Are We There Yet?

  1. Nicole says:

    That cat is super cute!

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