Slipknot Entertaining the Kids


For the Change of Scenery assignment, I created the photo above. I guess the daycare decided to hire the heavy metal band Slipknot to entertain the kids.

Behind the Creation

As strange as it may seem, I am a fan of rock and heavy metal. I don’t keep up with it nowadays but heavy metal was actually the first genre of music I ever got into. I listen to a very wide range of music, if the song is good I will listen to it regardless of what genre it is. I tried to pick a very colorful background and then I decided to pick a daycare. The band dresses in a very animalistic manner with grunge masks and clothing. So putting them in this type of environment makes them look ridiculous.

The Process

So I finally got around to getting Photoshop on my laptop so this assignment was not as hard to do since I did not have to use some crappy online photo editor.

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After opening photoshop, I opened both of my image files which are seen by the two tabs containing the image of the band that I want and the day care background


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I dragged the tab containing the slipknot image to the bottom of the window so I could get a split vertical view of both my images


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Then in the left menu, I selected the “Polygon Lasso Tool”. (You might need to right-click on this button to switch to the Polygon Lasso Tool).


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Then I used this tool to select around the band members to select the area of the image that I will crop into the day care image. Once I was done, a dotted line appeared around the area that I selected. (I just showed you how it looks for the tutorial, I obviously did a better cropping job than this for the actual image).


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I pressed Command+J on my Mac (Control+J for Windows) to then create a new layer for the cropped portion of the slipknot image. You can now see the two layers in the right menu.


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I then clicked the eye on the “Background” layer in the right menu to remove the background and only show the parts that I cropped out.


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Since I was in a split tab view, I dragged the bottom tab down a bit so I could see the top tab containing the daycare image. I can now simply drag the cropped out image of the band from the bottom into the day care on the top.


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After I moved the image of the band, I made the top tab bigger since I was working here now. I went to “Edit” and selected “Free Transform” to resize the image layer containing the band.


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After resizing the layer to what I wanted, I clicked on the “Move Tool” which is the first item in the left menu. I then applied the transformation by clicking “Apply” in the dialogue box.


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The I went to “File” and clicked “Save As” to save the image to my local computer.




One thought on “Slipknot Entertaining the Kids

  1. This is awesome! I work in a daycare when I am home from school and there have been multiple days that I would have given that a shot if it entertained the kids for a couple of minutes. I wish there was a kid in the image somewhere giving some kind of reaction to the group, but the photo looks great! Awesome job!

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