You must have seen US Senator, Bernie Sanders, showing up on random photos of the Internet. The Senator became a meme during his appearance at President Joe Biden’s inauguration earlier this week. Sanders wore an outfit that was rather casual for the event, including mittens made out of recycled material and a large winter jacket. While the Internet has quickly taken to Sanders’ vibe, not every meme looks as good as the next one. That’s because not all of us know how to properly crop Sanders out of the original photo and paste it on a different background.
How to create the Bernie Sanders meme
- To get it right, you need software like PhotoShop, or pretty much any other tool that is used for image modification. Some helpful users on the Internet have already put a green screened version of the photo online for others to use. They’ve cut out Sanders’ image from the background and put it on a green screen, which will help you superimpose it on a different background easily.
- You can also use a tool like Slazzer, which removes backgrounds from photos. This will help you create your own version of Sanders’ photo without a background and ready to superimpose on something else. You will probably have to try a few tools before you arrive at one that works though.
- But removing the background from Sanders’ image is only the first step. You still need to know how to superimpose Sanders on another image.
- To do that, you load the image you want Sanders to be put on in the photo app of your choice, something like Photoshop. You then cut the background out from that image, using the Magic Wand feature.
- You could also use the eraser, but that takes much more care and is a higher level of difficulty. You could create a second image layer with Sanders’ photo though if you want to do this.
What if I don’t know how to use Photoshop?
Well, there’s an option for that too. You can simply use one of the meme generators that people are creating for Sanders’ image. These are of course automated and can be used by literally anyone, with or without skills in photo editing, will be able to use them. Try https://bernie-sits.herokuapp.com/ to begin.