Your Evil Twin
You never do anything
wrong. You always do all of your work, and would never even think of causing
trouble. But sometimes someone who looks just like you tries to make you look
bad. IT IS YOUR EVIL TWIN.
turn two files.
your name your class period evil twin.psd - your work file
your name your class period evil twin.jpg - your flattened image
Example: If your name is Joe Smith and you are in period
3, your files will be named
Joe Smith P3 evil twin.psd
Joe Smith P3 evil twin.jpg
YOU WILL NEED
A partner (each person
must turn in their own project!)
- Set up the camera on a tripod. Frame your image so that there is
space for at least two of you.
Do not move the camera
- Pose on one side of the image as the “good” you. Here is an example. You do not need
to imitate my poses.
- Pose on the other side of the image as the “evil” you.
- Import the images from the camera to your computer.
- Open both images in Photoshop.
- Click on the “good” picture. Choose File/Save As , change the file format to Photoshop (.psd), and save the file
with the name of the final project. You must change the format, not just
- Find the layer palette (right side of screen) and double click
the background layer. Change
the layer name to “Good Me”.
- Select the “evil” picture.
- Choose the move tool on the toolbar.
- Make sure “Auto-Select: Layer” is selected at the top of the
- Click the background layer of the “evil” picture and drag it onto
the “good” picture. Make sure the corners of the “evil” picture line up
with the corners of the “good” picture. Your picture will now have two
layers. Double click “Layer 1” and rename it “evil me.”
- Switch to the polygonal lasso tool. If one of the other lassoes
is selected, click on it and hold until other lasso choices are available.
- Lasso a large area around the “evil” you. I like to lasso the
entire side. Try to follow edges of objects if possible. If you do that,
you will only see the “marching ants” at the division line, like this:
- Click the “add layer mask” at the bottom of the layer palette.
The unselected part of the layer will be hidden, and you will see both
“good” and “evil” you. Because the two shots were set up the same way, you
don’t have to do a lot of trimming and masking to make them fit together.
- If your camera did not move between your shots, you are probably
done – but you might need to adjust the color and edges of the mask
to make it blend smoothly.
Save your project as a Photoshop
image AND as a jpeg, and turn in both.
(or more) of the same person in the shot. One is clearly “good,” and the other
is clearly “evil.” The shots line up seamlessly, and colors match exactly.
8: Two of the same person in the
shot. One is “good,” one is “evil.”
The shots line up very well, and colors match closely.
7: Two of the same person in the shot.
It may be hard to determine who is “good” and who is “evil.” Shots are somewhat
aligned and colors match fairly closely.