I cannot believe how fast the semester is finishing up:
Over the semester, I learned how to make gifs using Photoshop and imgur.com. where I made a few gifs. I learned how to make memes using photoshop and learned that Helvetica is a great font.
In class, we learned how to make multi-faced portraits. This portrait of Alfonsina Storni is one of my favorite posts, it was cool/challenging to edit the layers.
One of the posts I had difficulty with was the week we focused on the Vaporwave aesthetic. I think my end result was too cluttered, but I do like the Vaporwave art style. I think my grade for this course would be a B-or an A- because I missed one week’s post and was late on two posts. Learning Photoshop helped me start a project that would not have started without taking this class. It is so exciting, I started an Instagram page called @broadcityeverywhere. It’s a page that has Abbi & Ilana in different landscapes and I’m starting with Pride and Prejudice landscapes.
The image above took a minute because I edited the duo from the original background. You can see the original on the latest post over on my website.
This poster makes me want to travel in Italy thinking about how it is the home to thousands of rounds of parm >>
As for my website riverakatherine.com, I will keep it up and update it with some of the posts from the Broad City and Pride and Prejudice page. Thank you, Professor Ryan, and fellow CT101 classmates for making this course fun! 🙂
For this post I added a couple of things that I think fit into the Vaporwave aesthetic. Boba was added mainly because it looks cute when digitalized and I included peaches from Phoenix’s 2013 album Bankrupt! The album cover reminded me of the aesthetic when we spoke about it in class. Gudetama a Sanrio character was added, it fits in with the aesthetic I think. A gamecube icon was added and its colors are bright and match the galactic colors seen in vaporwave works. I added an art piece by Meret Oppenheim a surrealist artist, called Object (The Luncheon in Fur). The piece was inspired by a conversation the artist once had with Picasso when he remarked after looking t her fur bracelet that one “..could cover anything with fur.” and she replied “Even this cup and saucer.” I learned about this piece from A Piece of Work a podcast that was hosted by Abbi Jacobson. In her podcast she delves into pieces of art with guests. I was able to complete this vaporwave post by using Photopea at home. It was easy to use and only found it because tarnjitx3 used it in their Vaporwave post as well.
You can add your Instagram feed easily, through installing ‘Instagram Feed’ to your Word Press website. This Youtube video shows how you can install this plugin. There are few steps to installing this customizable plugin to display your Instagram profile on your website.
Hover over Plugins in the toolbar > then click ‘Add New’
Then click ‘Instagram Feed’ on the toolbar > then click on the blue button that reads ‘+Connect an Instagram account. > enter your username and password > Click ‘Authorize’
You’ll then see your profile picture & username appear below the blue connect button > click the gray colored button ‘Add to another feed’ > Copy the first shortcode that appears.
Then on the toolbar hover over ‘Appearance’ > click on ‘Widgets’ > Click on ‘Text’>Click ‘Add Widget’7. Then this will appear on the right. 8. You will then paste your shortcode in the text space and press ‘Save’ 9.You can then go to the Customize tab found when you click on the ‘Instagram Feed’ on the toolbar. You are able to change the numbers of rows and columns you want to appear as well as the background color of your IG feed. It should look something like this>> Y’all got this!
This past week we put our CT 101 spin on travel posters. These two posters I saw these to on this Tumblr website. We used Photoshop and the rectangular marquee tool and the fill option to match the background colors needed.
The poster above shows a part of Machu Picchu in Perú. Below I wrote some of the skills students learn and use in CT 101. Here is an article about Machu Picchu on National Geographic.
Venice, Italy is a beautiful city and a major travel destination and this poster is aesthetically beautiful.
Using the content aware option with the rectangular marquee tool was essential in editing the travel posters. You can also find this post on my website * http://riverakatherine.com/ *
Last Tuesday in class we made our own domain and set up our websites in class. My blog that includes WordPress is called riverakatherine.com . It is a space where I want to publish my drawings and beginner typography. Setting up our websites was informative and taking notes of process will definitely help me in class & the future.