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Photo Manipulation15.000000000000020.000000000000020.000000000000030.000000000000010.00000000000005.00000000000000<div class="ExternalClassFA277157B015437E80FD219E44FD8673"><p>Media are constructed from a variety of textual and visual imagery. We are prone to believe messages accompanied by photographs are real. Advertising imagery, for example, is notorious for enhancements and photo manipulation. This YouTube video of a Dove commercial is a great example of exposing truth in advertising.</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"> <iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hibyAJOSW8U"></iframe> </div><p>And this "old to young face" morphing video is a fascinating example of photo manipulation.</p> <div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"> <iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AA_dXDRkP9s"></iframe> </div><p>Ask your members if these images represent truth or falsehood? Review each one.<br></p><ul><li><p>Image 1: <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/legacy/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/FakeSandy3.png&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzc-wSJXJTcQthM_3hUakMmVISAkfw">Subway swimmer</a></p></li><li><p>Image 2: <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://twitter.com/Weird_Life_Tips/status/376189243661357056&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzddHxpaScDnSOO6nZROXee29KAAUw">Bike in tree</a></p></li><li><p>Image 3: <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http://funguerilla.com/images/cool-amazing/cave-of-crystals/cave-of-crystals01.jpg&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzePkJTw6SfZeVtXlkQEAh7zh4wwZA">Giant crystals</a></p></li></ul><p>What are some ways to tell a real photograph from an altered photograph? Is it always possible?<br><br>Another activity (if YouTube is available) is based on a video that shows a penguin escaping from a zoo. Watch the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnI36hw-jT0">video ​</a>and then talk about the video. </p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"> <iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UnI36hw-jT0"></iframe> </div><p>Does this video depict truth or falsehood? Using the criteria members thought up while looking at the still images of the subway, bike or giant crystals, does this movie vet as true or false?</p></div><div class="ExternalClass11BF62EF66D0484499882781BFDA6153"><p>In preparation for Day Two of this photo-manipulation exercise, take each member's picture. Ideally, capture each member from head to toe, leaving room above and below so that members can "cut" themselves out of the picture and insert themselves into a new scene. Your approach may vary depending on facilities and available equipment. Possible options include:<br></p><ul style="color:#616161;line-height:21px;font-family:"open sans";font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li><p>Use a green screen, if available. This will make it easy and quick for members to "remove" the background from their images. <br></p></li><li><p>Or, use a blank wall or a wall with a solid color, if available. <br></p></li></ul><p>Save the files to a network drive, cloud storage folder or USB key that will make accessing the images easy. If time permits, name each picture with the member's name to facilitate easy retrieval. <br></p><p>If time and facilities permit, switch this activity so that members are taking pictures of one another, and then renaming the file and saving the images to the single shared drive. </p></div><div class="ExternalClassBC50C696DB3F402CBBFBAC984479511A"><div><p>Ask members to load their images in their preferred image editing software, for example, Photoshop, GIMP or Paint.net. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://pixlr.com/editor/&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzfADM-H5nGtNZt5yJ24MmXMbpJNTQ">Pixel Editor</a> is an excellent option if software is not available on machines, but internet access is. <br><br>With their images loaded, can members create a new fictitious environment around themselves? Change their complexion, height or other characteristics? They should make the doctored image as convincing as possible!<br><br></p><div style="color:#616161;line-height:21px;font-family:"open sans";font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p>Be prepared to show members:<br></p><ul><li><p>How to copy, cut and paste</p></li><li><p>How to work with layers, if available</p></li><li><p>How to work with multiple images</p></li></ul><p>Members should save their work along the way. Explain that some software allows a user to save the "work in progress" in terms of its layers and edits; other software can only save the final, edited files. Members should save both, if possible.</p></div></div></div><div class="ExternalClassD5C173DBA8BB4219A72419B7FF606EAB"><div><p>​Have members present their images to friends and fellow members. These presentations can happen the same day or when time permits. Discuss each photo and decide what was in the original and what was changed or added.</p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassFDD7E33376C3409088D0E82A8526FFD8"><p>​Members or the facilitator should save members' graphic files to members' portfolios. Remind members to give the file a clear name and date when saving and uploading files to their online portfolio, e.g., Photo-Manipulation-5-12-2014.img. Help members identify useful organization methods, such as assigning tags to files and creating folders.</p><p>The results of this activity counts toward an Intermediate badge.​</p></div>/Lists/Coach/Flat.aspx?RootFolder=%2FLists%2FCoach%2FPhotomanipulation&FolderCTID=0x01200200F3733329C0533443AE0C3B756D148148