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 !

Riding the Waves in Week 2

Creating a Gif in my 2nd week was a lot easier than my first week (or so I thought at first). I was able to create gif from a longer sequence at the bottom of my post. I did come into trouble when I choose a video and then tried to upload it to imgur. I googled keywords: “video to gif” and found another similar site to utilize Giphy was the site I went with and created the product below Gif I could not embed. But still came into issues embedding the gif into the blog. I tried downloading the gif and added to the gallery, still was not moving when I preview the Gif on the blog. So, I went back to imgur and uploaded the gif I made on Giphy. Finally made it through the waves and posted the gif below!

 

The original Source I created the Gif above.