In order to make one of my “Transparency projects”, first you need to think of your design, and for this tutorial I am going to use an Orca, and some money. First you save the background(Money), and then open it in Photoshop.
Then you find the picture of the animal/object that you want to use, in this case, the Orca. You paste it and place it ontop of the background money layer.
Next, you select the subject, Orca, with the wand tool, but instead of the wand tool use the quick selection tool, you can find it by right clicking the wand tool.
After selecting the Orca, right click on the body and select “Refine Edge”.
In “Refine Edge, change the settings by feathering it, contrasting it, and such shown in the picture. This makes the edge of the selection not so rough and pixelized.
Now you’ve done that, with the Orca still selected, click on the eraser tool.
Erase the selection, and now you have you finished transparency project! If you don’t like the end result with your background, you can just change the background by copying and pasting others in ontop of the money layer.
For this example, I used seashells and a tidal wave. The wave is my favorite.
The relationship between product and process in the animation career is that the process is long, and tough and hard to get through, but using these programs makes the hard work worth it, since the product some out better than I imagined. My understanding of product and process definently has changed throughout the semester, I thought this class was an easy task to do, since I used to think that digital art was kind of the easy way out for artists, since I am a traditional artist. But as I took this class, I realized how hard it is to understand the programs and to use them, especially Adobe Ilustrator. It's made me want to buy a program to use and learn for myself.