If it’s a question for me, yes he is.
Okay, I know this isn’t a truth telling class. However, I’m going to tell on myself here.
I suck at photo editing. I have no patience for it. If it’s not a one click iPhone or Instagram editing feature, I don’t have time for it. This assignment really brought me out of my comfort zone. I started out trying to use several different iOS apps. The downside of these are that they are riddled with ads or subscription popups. Nope. No, thank you.
I remember my kids using Pixlr in some of their art classes in middle school and that it was free to use. So, I signed up and watched a couple of YouTube tutorials.
There were a few other videos, but I just skipped around until I found what I was looking for.
I wasn’t having much luck with the Pixlr background remover. (Or so I was told when my kids came home.) They showed me another website called remove.bg, which actually did a really good job of removing the background. I’ll get more into this in the tutorial. After I experimented with the layers for a while, my kids couldn’t handle watching me struggle anymore and showed me how to manipulate the photos.
I started off with a photo of Gunther laying on the couch with his silly tongue hanging out.
Find the photo you want to use and upload it to remove.bg. There really isn’t much to it. You just upload your picture, and it removes the background, then you download it. It’s so simple even a David can do it. Below is a 5 minute video if you need further explanations of how to use the site.
Now I had to find all of the photos I wanted to use and get them into Pixlr. On the right side, you will see a list of empty layers. Click on one, then go to the layers tab on the top and choose how to upload an image into that layer. I uploaded from my computer and used a URL link for mine. Once you have them in, you can shift them forward or backwards by grabbing the layer on the right and sliding above or below the other layers. I posted another video below with more detailed instructions.
Now you have your edited picture. In the upper left hand corner, click on File, then export and choose where you want to send your new creation. Enjoy!