Final Post (bye bye CT 101)

Oh wow, can’t imagine this semester is almost over. In this class, we have been playing a lot of features on Photoshop, we also made our own GIFs, memes, etc. It’s fun playing around and create whatever on Photoshop. Professor Seslow is really open to our ideas and let us do whatever. Anyways, well done to everyone in this class 😊

We have learned using different features on photoshop such as filter gallery, fill, how to zoom in using keyboard, etc. I think I will get A or A+ because I did pretty good on my blog posts and my personal website lol

Speaking of personal website, we learned how to customize our own website and make it more unique. We downloaded different plug-ins and made the website more useful. I made mine like a portfolio site because I always put photos that I took and write a blog post about them.

The project I enjoyed the most was the vaporwave project. I like the colors and the images I put on my vaporwave. It looks messy but organized (if it makes sense lol). I like the feeling of it because it gives me a dream liked, Sci-Fi feeling.

The most difficult or complicated project is the DS 106 post. We followed the assignment “Averaged Portrait.” Basically, we need to put multiple pictures in one. I, as a perfectionist, erased the background of the pictures and combine them together. However, the tone of those images are different, so I needed to tone them all and made them look similar to each other. I am quite impressed with the result. We can see all three images while having the same background.

I start to know to how edit my pictures through Photoshop because of this class. I can remove the things I don’t want on my images using “fill.” I can overlap my pictures and make it more artistic. I can make GIFs so my blog post can seem more interesting.

I may not post on CT 101 site but I will definitely keep up my personal website. During the upcoming summer vacation, I will able to go out more and take more pictures. I will post some pictures I took by film camera as well. I am really excited to see how my website will grow and hopefully more people will see my work.

I am glad I took CT 101 this semester, it has been a really fun class. Being with lots of positive classmates and seeing the comments you guys put under my posts make me happy and want to continue what I am doing.

Exploring personal websites 👀

This week we got an opportunities to check out each other’s websites, and everyone is so talented. Each of us are having our own unique theme on our site. There’s one I really like which is http://foodignited.com/

I LOVE this website because I love food. There’s so many restaurants in NYC which are worth to try. The images of the food really attracts me to go there.

The second favorite one is http://worksofjan.com/

The poems and the images are beautiful. I don’t know lol Maybe because I don’t like to write, so I find people who are good at writing and using words or language are so talented.

I do appreciate this class allow us to create our own website so we can express our art and feelings on it. It’s also a good way to organize our works which we wanted to share. Btw, check out my website and comment on my posts😆

Vaporwaveeeeeee~

This week we made vaporwave using photoshop. It’s really easy to make because you just find some images on google and combine them all together. I learned how to use magic wand tool to select an image when it’s not transparent.

I selected some images of statue, fuji mountain, and clouds and combine them. I also overlapped a lip with the statue picture. For some layers (images), I used “filter gallery” to change the image so it blends in the whole image more.

I enjoy making this project because vintage is a trend recently. Also, it’s really depend on people’s creativity to make this picture perfect. I love the colors from vaporwave, and it reminds me on some club music or album covers.

Feeling Like Spring 🌸

OMG! The weather starts to feel like spring finally. I finally not wrapping myself up with tons of layers. I finally get to hang out with friends outdoor and enjoy the nature.

Of course for some people, spring is the worst thing ever due to allergies. My cousin is one of them. You can see his face turns red, and his eyes are watery during this time. I feel bad for hi, because I see him take the allergy pill everyday.

Anywayssss, last Saturday I went to Flushing Meadow-Corona Park to see cherry blossom. I brought my tripod with me because I thought I would go alone. However, My friend who also into photography tagged along afterwards. There are lots of people near those cherry blossom trees. We needed to wait in order to take a picture without people at the background.

I had fun after all, we took many nice pictures and were able to enjoy the sunshine at the park. There will be more pictures post on my own website.

The weather right now is perfect, but after a month or so, we are all gonna melt under the heat.

Traveling Ideas 🛫

What’s the first thing that comes to my mind when semester to be over?

VACATION!!!

This week we re-designed some vintage travel posters by removing the words in there, and added some new words or image in the posters.

I chose California and Sydney because I have wanted to go to these places for a long time. One of the bucket list I have is drive to the West Coast.

I put “CT 101” like the Hollywood sign because I think Hollywood is really significant whenever we mention California or Los Angeles. Also, the weather of California is always dry and sunny, that’s why I put “sunshine” on my poster.

I have been wanting to go to Australia for so long. I wish I can have an opportunity to go there when I graduate from college. I see it as graduation trip with my parents. I can imagine myself taking tons of pictures there because the weather is always nice. It’s more a nature side of environment which I really enjoy. I added a plane around, but I don’t know if it’s military aircraft? I just see it as vintage plane and it fits my poster, that’s why I added it on it.

There’s some new tools I used when I was doing this project. I used eyedropper tool to find a perfect shade. Also, I used “content aware” in “Fill” tool. The project is easy and fun to make.

p.s. I made two new blog posts on my own website, so make sure to check those out also!