Freedom in assignments?

How is this so possible?

The way things are looking in the class so far gears me up to learn some new computer skills that I can use forever.

Photoshop!  Something I have always wanted to learn since I first heard about it many years ago.  I mean, have you seen some of these images that have been manipulated to perfection?   I personally always liked the face swapping aspect of it.  they are so hilarious!

Photoshop I’m sure has lots of other purposes which would be cool to figure out how to use all of them.  I tried browsing the suggested Photoshop Battles site, but I wasn’t able to find easily distinguished Photoshop projects.  When I saw the title as Photoshop Battles, I expected to click into an array of swapped and exchanged photos with people showing off their skills.  Either way, Google is a great thing that exists.  I can easily search for some wicked projects people have done, and soon, I can even have my own nutty stuff on there.

If I practice one skill every class, I believe I can learn Photoshop quite well.  This can be like my secret weapon in my storytelling.  I can really express myself in ways that maybe I can only understand.  It is a great skill, because in this world of technology, we need to have a skill set that makes us stand out.

I learned how to create my own GIFs from YouTube videos and I am still pumped about that.  Also, if I just felt like browsing through GIFs I could use these cool sites that I was introduced to this semester called imagur and giphy.  The internet truly has the most resources in the world to learn to do almost anything you want.

A cool project for me would be combining the two into a Photoshop face swap GIF, like this one LOL.

Similar to a Photoshop GIF, have you ever seen those Photoshop videos?  The creators put faces of athletes and other people on videos of people dancing.  These things look pretty fake, but at the right time with the right scene, they are funny.  My classmate loves those things.  She has always known how to make GIFs and would like to learn video editing.  All I’m really doing now is learning some skills to make some funny pics, GIFs, and videos hopefully.

I’m looking forward to class tomorrow, I think we will learn how to use Photoshop.  Finally !

Typography Exercise

  I was inspired by fhaniff22’s post Typographic Melon to do this exercise. At first, I didn’t know what to do for this. I thought we would have to do this by hand, and that would be a nightmare to do. Thankfully, they had linked to a page where you could upload an image into an …

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I was inspired by fhaniff22’s post Typographic Melon to do this exercise. At first, I didn’t know what to do for this. I thought we would have to do this by hand, and that would be a nightmare to do. Thankfully, they had linked to a page where you could upload an image into an online typography editor and let it do the heavy lifting.

Ha Ha Toy – Battery Operated Remote Control – Lantern Robot – Front

 

 

This pair of photos were made using one of those old-timey toy robots they had in I think the 50’s. To be honest, the picture turned out to be a bit too light for my liking.

For this pair, I used a picture of a toy train. I ended up liking this much more than the other. The colors stand out more with this picture and you can see more of the area through the typography.

 

 

Everything You Touched Surely Dies.

Here is another video that I made which is basically an animated video and I add one of my favourite song “let her go” by passenger. At first I made a video with Powtoon and trying to made a related story with this song. Which clearly means about a broken love story and they broke up. Now the guy is regretting why he let his girl go. Actually i wanted to use snow so i choose this song.

I uploaded it into youtube.

 

Ruining heroes to better understand the GIF

On goes the quest to better Grok the GIF. Yesterday I discovered the subreddit Behind the GIFs. Which is basically MS Paint comics with an animated GIF ending. The posts originally explained the backstory of popular GIFs from infomercials. This post is labeled the inspiration, so possibly it is the first one (not sure). And here’s […]

On goes the quest to better Grok the GIF. Yesterday I discovered the subreddit Behind the GIFs. Which is basically MS Paint comics with an animated GIF ending. The posts originally explained the backstory of popular GIFs from infomercials. This post is labeled the inspiration, so possibly it is the first one (not sure). And here’s the morose Poor Gary, nobody liked him. But all things on Reddit can take a life of there own and it appears the subreddit has become a space for explaining popular GIFs like, Meanwhile, at DARPA…

So this morning I’ve jumped in with a little Hulkamania splaining.

why-the-dog-got-tossed-500

 

dog-gets-tossed

As a post on Reddit it’s doing ok so far. We’ll see maybe it’ll hit the front page. But either way I thought this would make a great #ds106 assignment so hopefully #prisoner106ers can have some fun with it.

Such Romance~

I discovered another assignment on ds106! This one happened to be a lot more different than the things I usually post, and it’s something I try my best to stay away from as much as I can, and that’s romance. I recently watched the film Pacific Rim which is directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and … Continue reading Such Romance~

I discovered another assignment on ds106! This one happened to be a lot more different than the things I usually post, and it’s something I try my best to stay away from as much as I can, and that’s romance. I recently watched the film Pacific Rim which is directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and it’s possibly one of the greatest movies I have ever seen because I’m a huge fan of giant monster battles. These giant mechanical robots called Jaegars fighting off these giant monsters aka Kaijus. [SPOILER WARNING] There’s this romance scene between the two main characters, and I have to admit… perfectly fits after their battl with a Catergory 5 Kaiju.