Final Blog-post Submission

I must admit I did not expect this class to be as fun as it was. I expected a lot of writing for some odd reason. I needed this course as an elective towards my Journalism major.  Ct- 101 has been such an amazing experience for me. This class was very interesting overall. I love the fact that it is based on creativity. My very first blog-post was titled “MOOD” and it was a Meme of Rihanna. It was very easy to create. At that moment I thought this class was going to be a breeze.

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Our next assignment was the “What’s making me happy” blog. Which was a little intriguing because I got to explore more with making memes. Which was really fun.  I really enjoyed those assignments. I learned that in order to make a meme you just have to take a portion of a clip or just a picture of someone or something, include a message or quote and you have yourself a meme.

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Our next assignment was even more fun. It was a group project, we had to create a panoramic picture, which told a story. The process of creating this picture was funny because we either weren’t able to run to the other side of the room in time of the shot or it was interrupted by a fellow student walking by. This was my first panoramic picture ever. I didn’t even know what that was, until now so thank you professor!

The next Project was the GIF project. I have discovered a new found love for creating GIF’S . The process is very easy and its so cool all of the things you can do. You can add filters and messages you can speed up the clip or slow it down. You can change the theme,color,filter or the composition of the photo or video altogether. I loved playing with the vibrancy, saturation,brightness, hue and balance of the image. I’m getting the hang of this!

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Our next project was the Zine Project which was by far one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. I could not figure out how to crop or cut out images and paste it onto the background of another image. It literally took me at least 4 hours to create an image. I finally realized that you have to unlock the image first and that you need to create layers in order to cut out an image. You then select the lasso tool to cut out your image. I also learn that in order to copy and past you had to select the edit tab from the top left hand corner. You cannot simply right click on the mouse and copy and paste like you would normally. Silly me :/

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Videos that were extra helpful towards my learning of Adobe Photoshop is listed below

 

 

This class has introduced me to websites such as www.giphy.com, www.pixlr.com,www.pixabay and www.imgur.com. These website are a huge lifesaver. Through the use of these websites you can easily create Memes,GIF’s and other artwork. They have filters, images,videos,text inserts and more.

I love this class so much it was fun and challenging. I learned so much I was never computer or technology savvy. Now look at me and what I can do.  I look at communication so differently now because a picture, GIF, Meme whatever it may be speaks a thousands words. I would have never thought about creating a meme or GIF if it weren’t for this class, Photo shopping especially. Now I wont ever have to struggle with finding the perfect meme or GIF I can do it on my own. I now have the tools necessary to be successful. The skills that I have learned will be used on all my social media platforms. I will also apply them towards the foundation of creating more websites in the near future. I believe I deserve an A for this class I put forth a lot of effort. Although I missed a few classes and was often times late. I made sure I still got the work done.

I am keeping my website of course. I love blogging, photo-shopping and creating both GIF’s and Memes. I plan on creating a website for my new found skills in the near future. However with the website I created in class it will remain a fashion blog and a portfolio for my photography.

 

 

 

 

Finals Are Coming to An End!!!

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I know you guys are stressed and freaked out still over finals but it is almost over. So stop stressing. I know what most of you are going to say easier said then done right ? well no your wrong! I have some tips for you!! Just hang on.

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  1. Figure out where the stress is coming from -Instead of feeling like your failing identify where the stress is coming from.
  2.  Consider what you can control and work on that – you can’t control what your professor or boss says and assigns but you can control what you do.
  3. Do what you love- it is easier to manage stress when your doing what you love, find something that is meaningful and fulfilling.
  4. Manage your time well- one of the biggest stressors is not having enough time, manage your time wisely.
  5. Create a toolbox of techniques-stress is complex so you need multiple techniques for every incident.
  6. Pick off the negotiable off your plate – lessen your responsibilities and activities, this  will create less stress.
  7. SLEEP- give yourself time to sleep,your body will thank you
  8. preserve good boundaries- learn when to say no and when enough is enough, please only yourself.
  9. Difference between worrying and caring-your mindset can cause stress, you mistake worry for action. Change your mindset, be positive.
  10. Embrace mistakes- You are not perfect so don’t live up to impossible standards.

So Don’t Stress be happy 🙂

Santa Claus is Coming to CT 101:)

HO HO HO Merry Christmas!!!!

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OH MY GOD you guys !!!! Christmas is coming up, I love Christmas. It is truly the best time of the year. How can you not love it? I’ve met some people who hate Christmas and I can’t bring myself to understand why. So I figured I give you guys some reason as to why you should love it.

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I am going to give you exactly 12 reasons of why you should love Christmas and by the the of this blog-post I hope you find a newfound love for this wonderful holiday!!!!

  • The Decorations – everything is so colorful and jolly. Every where you walk ( streets, malls, stores, houses in your neighborhood) have bright lights and sparkly decorations. Homes have Christmas trees and ice sickles coming from the rooftop
  • Hot Chocolate –  I’ll have this over eggnog any day, however around Christmas this is the best in a Christmas mug with marshmallows, milk, and whipped cream.
  • Snow- it is beautiful and peaceful and cold, you can go out and have a snow ball fight or you can even make Frosty the snowman with the ones you love the most.
  • Christmas Movie – I love Christmas movies they are the best! I love sitting and snuggling up with my family while we watch The Grinch, The Polar Express, or even Home Alone.
  • Wrapping Gifts- Wrapping gifts and putting a bow on top is so satisfying.
  • Spending time with family and friends- Nothing beats spending time with the ones you love the most, you can laugh and reminisce as well as create new memories.
  • The food – A hot cooked meal made with love around Christmas is the best feeling ever. Don’t even get me started with the desserts !!!
  • Giving Back- I love to give back to my community, go to a location shelter or soup kitchen, This holiday is all about giving after all!!
  • Buying Gifts for others- I love buying gifts for my love ones, just seeing their reaction is truly something special and makes me feel all warm on the inside
  • The Christmas Tree- Looking for the perfect tree is an amazing process. You search hard and long for the perfect tree, you then go home and decorate it and watch the magic come to life.
  • Opening Gifts – I think everyone loves opening presents. You are so happy that a love one thought of you and brought you something especially for you. You are so eager to learn what is in this package.
  • The Christmas spirit- Everyone is in high spirits. Everyone is jolly and happy. Smiles and laughter are coming from every room in the corner.

So there you have it 12 reasons of why Christmas is the best holiday ever!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

Happy Holidays!!

 

THE WAIT IS OVER!!!

Its the most wonderful time of the year!!!!

The End of the Semester is here!!!!!

I know you guys are freaking out!! I feel your pain believe me. I know everyone feels like this……

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But we got to keep going!! Get that homework done !! Do that extra credit assignment, Get that paper done!!! YOU GOT THIS!!!

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Finals are here!!  We have to study, study,study!!

You can do it!! I know you can !!! Just take it one day at a time and pace yourself!!

You are bound to be successful!! 🙂

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I have faith in you all, don’t let me down !!

Zine Project !!!

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This process was by-far one of the most challenging projects I have ever done in my life. I was so nervous and frustrated I struggled with the outlining and the cropping of the horse. Then I had to focus on blurring out the harsh lines. I also struggled with placing the horse onto the magical background. That picture took me approximately 4 hours to create. YES!! four hours.

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(That feeling once i finished the first image)

The other two photos were easier to create once i got the hang of the tools in Adobe Photoshop. The hand and phone were easier to transform onto the background as well as the orange moon, the alien lady, and the lightning zap onto the other image. Although I still struggled with blurring away the harsh lines.

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(OK i’m getting the hang of this)

However, despite the horrible process I am so happy with the outcome. I played around with the colors of both of these images as well as the definition and depth of the photos. I  was able to cut out the items using the polygonal lasso tool then I selected the brush tool to blur away the harsh lines,  then copied the tree image and paste it to a blank layer and I copied the horse image and pasted it onto the same layer. The same steps were also used and applied with the other two images. It took a lot of trial and error but I eventually did it!! Yay!! 🙂