Are you bored with money? Is George looking old and tired? Let’s give him a digital facelift! This assignment is inspired by this gallery (http://imgur.com/a/VOH3n) of cartooning on bills, but you’re not limited to drawing. You can draw on a bill and upload a picture, or use image editing software. Nor are you limited to American currency (http://www.margonaut.com/newblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/spock5.jpg). Now go out there and make that money!

Assignment Bank- Visual Assignments

George Washington–who? The dollar has finally received its well-needed facelift. Who better to be on the currency than Sammy A. Squirrel with all of his heroic work at the Super Secret Squirrel Agency?

It was just supposed to be a facelift on Washington, but it turned into a squirrel takeover. Make sure to exchange your old dollars to get these beautiful, nutty new dollars that will never disappoint. Anything that has Agent Skippy on it is sure to be priceless, so these dollars may be worth more than one dollar. Get your nutty dollar while supplies last!! (Update: We’re sold out. Sorry for any inconvenience.)

In order to transform the regular dollar bill into a nutty dollar bill, I used an app on my phone called Adobe Photoshop Mix, a free app on the Appstore. Originally I planned on using GIMP to edit the squirrel over George Washington, but my computer decided not to install it, so I turned to my phone for photo editing. I thought this was going to be an easy assignment, but I was wrong.

It was easy to cut the squirrel out of the white frame around him, but trying to put him in the place of Washington was difficult. The president’s hair was constantly peeking out from behind Agent Skippy’s fedora. I finally found a useful tool on the app called “fill” that filled in areas using the colors/patterns from the surrounding area. With this tool, I made most of Washinton’s face and hair gray like the background behind him (it’s actually quite terrifying behind Skippy). It did blur the pattern a little bit, but it got the job done.

This is definitely not my best work, but I am happy to finally have a finished product I am satisfied with. Hopefully I can get some software on my computer this week and make even better images!

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