I enjoy GIMPing these images, and I think a lot of FReepers would get a kick out of them too. Some day I may do a video showing how simple working in GIMP really is.
For me, image GMIPing is an end of the day project where i have a couple of hours to kill.
Essentially you start with a basic idea of what you want and then you let the images you find further refine what the final scene looks like. Very often you will come up with something quite different from what you originally conceived.
My original thought to have the names of journalists under deer antler trophies, so I did a search on Google images. Unfortunately, the deer-on-the-wall shots I found weren't of very good quality.
|However I found the leopard skins photo (right) and was going to use that. But after mocking it up, I realized the picture wasn't very good. Besides, I wanted to be careful because the point is not to hunt reporters, but to defeat them :- )|
| Next I ran into this spectacular shot of a handsome trophy room. The quality of his photo got me excited about continuing the project.
So now I started looking for a photo of Trump maybe sitting in a chair and grinning about all the fake journalists he had blasted with a Tweet.
|Then a search on the keywords "Trump living room" yielded the great publicity shot of the Trumps in their Trump Tower apartment. Having Barron already sitting on a lion fit in perfectly with what I wanted to do! Very lucky.|
|And in my search I also discovered the wonderful pic of Melania lying elegantly on a red sofa. The only trouble with the sofa shot is that the camera angle was looking down a bit, so I ended up enlarging the left-side pillow to give the illusion of a more straight-on shot.|
| Finally I just cut out the image parts I wanted and dropping them in place. I did all the name plaques and final assembly in Excel.
One other change: notice I put the left-side face of the lion in front of Trump. That was easy to do and also gives the image more depth. So there you go.
Finally if anyone is interested in the final Excel mockup you download it here.
PP, no, leopards would not do. Ever heard the idiom, *Leopards cannot change their spots?* These particular ‘leopards’ have succeeded in eliminating their spots completely. They’ve none left. The lion connotation implies king of the jungle (and it is a jungle out there). Not only that but he defeats and devours when hunger strikes. Excellent choice. And, may I add the Melania image is striking and elegant. A vast difference when comparing the prior first lady. The trophy room finds me a bit surprised. I see no stuffed bear standing tall with front legs outstretched. Small potatoes - do enjoy seeing Kelly’s image which more than compensates.
You make it sound like it’s “no big deal,” but you truly are a master of your craft. I love seeing what you and a few other FReepers put together!! Thank you for continuing to post your pieces!