Why outsource brain-farts when you can manifest them yourself? Making a transparent background (aka “cutout”) is easy enough for a beginner and takes less time than you might think.
As the video shows, this simple process can get a little tedious when it comes to details like negative space in hair. Short-haired cats are simple, but you may want to make a snack if there’s a wispy fluffball on your to-do list.
Practice adding an overlay in Picmonkey by making your own Paula Deen meme.
- Right click the picture of Paula and save it to your desktop. Make sure it saves as a .png file.
- From the Picmonkey.com home screen, click “edit” and open a picture of a cat from your computer.
- Once you’re in the editor, open the overlay menu (butterfly) and click the your own” button at the top of the menu.
- Select the .png of Paula.
- Scoot her around the picture, resize her, and make some magic.
Congratulations, you just “Photoshopped” something! You’re ready to start piecing together amazing original media for your cats.
- Google can save you some time by finding elements that already have a transparent background.
- Respect copyright and intellectual property laws. It’s not as complicated as it sounds; this flow chart will help determine if an image found online is alright to use in your work.
- Nobacks.com is a great place to get started. They offer hundreds of images with transparent backgrounds, completely free .
Have fun, and share your amazing creations on our Facebook page!