Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dr. Seuss - Green Screen - Masking Book Covers


Last week I worked with K-2 teachers in preparation of Read Across America Week teaching them how to use the Doink Green Screen App with Dr. Seuss characters and book covers. 

In the training I placed them into iconic Dr. Seuss book covers...much to their delight!

We are using this concept for a Seuess themed family literacy night as well. 

One question I repeatedly received was how I was able to mask the image on the cover. In all honesty I got the idea from an art teacher I follow on Twitter - Tricia Fuglestad. I have her blog bookmarked and I love all her ideas...particularly the ones related to green screening. 

The difference between Tricia and me is that she is SUPER artistically talented and sadly I am not. She is also an iPad wiz and, while I have an iPad, I am more comfortable with a PC. So when I see her projects I am always thinking...how can I duplicate it on a PC?

When she masks the covers of books she uses an iPad app called brushesapp which she highlights in this Twitter reply

I am straight up OLD SCHOOL with my tech skills and I use PowerPoint or Google Drawings (they both have their pluses and minuses). 

I put together a couple of tutorials walking through how I used both with this project.

PowerPoint Tutorial (click for direct link to the file below)


Google Drawings Tutorial (click for direct link to the file below)

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