North America Globe Graphic for Battalion Hawk Bloggers

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Battalion Hawk Bloggers

Hello again, Battalion Hawk Bloggers.

After reading your comment on my last post for you, I thought I would put together this quick post so I could share the graphics used. It shows the original graphic and the parts. You can take and use the parts of the graphic if you find them of use. 🙂

The Original Graphic

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

The Parts

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 The graphics were prepared using Photoshop. The world globe view of North America was created on Photoshop by looking at Google Earth positioned to show North America. I then drew and colour-filled the drawing using a graphics tablet. Here are the parts of the globe picture.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Once the map was created, I added a new layer to the picture. It's like adding a piece of tracing paper on top of the picture. It's tricky to explain in detail but what I next did was fill the new layer with black then selected and deleted the circle so the map looked like it's a picture of the Earth taken from space. It's done by hiding and showing the new layer so I can make the cut out circle the correct size.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

I then added a new layer over the top of the others, filled it with blue and adjusted opacity (how see-through it looks). This gave the world globe the bluish look I wanted so the silhouette would stand out.

The student silhouette was made using a photo taken on a school camp. The background was selected and deleted then adjusting lightness and contrast turned the students into a silhouette. As I have thousands of photos I have taken stored in my iPhoto library, I need only search for a suitable photo. It was pasted over the globe as the final layer.

2 thoughts on “North America Globe Graphic for Battalion Hawk Bloggers

  1. The Battalion Hawk Bloggers

    Hi Ross!

    We love that you decided to make that graphic for us! It made us feel special … you do SO many nice things for us! We really appreciate that you take the time to explain HOW you’ve done the amazing things with pictures that you do. With all the work you’ve been doing converting your old film and photos to your iPhoto library … we wonder have you found any photos that you’ve forgotten about … and … when you found them, they are like “long lost friends”? Meaning, it brings back a special, long forgotten memory? We would LOVE to hear about one of those, if you’ve had an experience like that.

    We wonder why they would call the Peruvian currency New Sun, (Nuevo Sol). We think it’s a really neat name for money! We didn’t know that Nuevo Sol stood for New Sun … look … you’ve taught us something ELSE! We wonder if it really means that we would have that much money in Nuevo Sol … or … if it costs a lot more Nuevo Sol to buy stuff in Peru. Money can be SO confusing. We thought maybe a $1.00 chocolate bar HERE might cost maybe 50 Nuevo Sol in Peru. Sometimes it’s hard to understand.

    Walking alone, the journey is hard but together we can achieve greatness.

    Our class LOVES your quote … we are really impressed that you made it up on your own. One of our Battalion Hawk Bloggers, Tommy, had the idea to put your quote up on our classroom wall because Mrs. Renton collects special quotes, like yours, and puts them on the wall beside her desk. It makes us really HAPPY to see one of YOUR quotes on the wall of the classroom TOO!

    We hope that the parcel gets to you SOON … we are excited to see what you think! Snail mail can take SUCH a very long time … especially when it has to travel to another continent! It’s almost as if a REAL snail must be delivering that package!!!

    Thank you, Ross!

    The Battalion Hawk Bloggers 🙂

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