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Photoshop achievement unlocked

I've wanted to make this graphic for several years by now:

HungryCaterpillarAnts

First, I had to draw pictures of individual worker ants - there are five different ant poses in this image. Then, I had to figure out how to extract the colors from the original Very Hungry Caterpillar: hand-position ants, one by one, on top of the caterpillar drawing, then merge them into a single image. Select all of the ants via a color threshold, then put the ant layer underneath the caterpillar layer, flatten the image, invert the selection, and press the 'delete' key.

Popular search engine searching-fu really didn't help at all for this one.

Noted here in case I or anyone else wants to employ this trick again.

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randomdreams
Oct. 31st, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
I like this. It's somewhat creepier for having seen a lot of caterpillars being dragged off, still wiggling, by ants.
rebeccmeister
Nov. 1st, 2014 10:54 am (UTC)
True enough!
twoeleven
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:33 am (UTC)
I like it. I hope it's not just for a single talk...
rebeccmeister
Nov. 1st, 2014 10:54 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to at least print out a copy to hang up somewhere.
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