Fun With Photoshop: Apple

You can have a lot of fun with Photoshop. You can make Darth Gates, give Jack Sparrow an iPod, etc. The possibilites are endless. It’s best to work at your idea until it looks realistic. Your image won’t be as funny if it’s easy to see that you pasted someone’s head over Emperor Palpatine.

There are a couple useful techniques you should know about as well. Take a look at the Bill Gates photo to the right. See the lightsaber he’s holding? I took a picture of Bill Gates and a photo of a lightsaber. Then I moved a copy of his hand onto a new layer, making sure it was in the same spot as the original. Then I pasted in the lightsaber, resized and rotated it, and moved it under the hand layer. It looks like he’s holding it. You can do this with any object (iPods, cell phones, coffee mugs, etc). For the lightsaber blade, I drew aline with - guess what - the Line tool. I made the line a very light red color (almost white). To add the blade glow, all I had to do was use the Outer Glow function in the Layer Styles window. Voila, instant Darth Gates. Make your own Apple-themed Photoshop pictures. Post ‘em in the comments if you want.