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! 🙂
We got to use Photoshop again this week! I chose the multiple face portrait from the ds106 website.
I chose Alfonsina Storni the late Argentine poet as the subject for the averaged portrait. I learned about her writing at York in my Spanish 106 class. She published her most acclaimed work El dulce daño in 1918. There weren’t a lot of portraits of her online, so I picked a few.
Putting the layers together for this on Photoshop took some trial and error and me accidentally setting the eraser opacity to 0% >.> The next the project from I would like to take on is the imaginary place:
I’d like to merge the characters of Broad City with the film Pride and Prejudice (2005). Basically, add them to a P&P backdrop and add their car somewhere near them. I will be attempting this idea in our next class as well as the 3D Anaglyph like Vivian did with a portrait.
I think ten more projects like these would definitely improve our Photoshop and storytelling abilities. This week in class we learned how to edit layers in photoshop and retouching the subjects of the photos surroundings. Learning these skills I think ables us to create more and express our ideas specific to us.
Memes are definitely forms of art~! I made some more memes that include Comedy Central’s Broad City and Master of None from Netflix. Learning Photoshop in CT101 is fun & great as seen in the memes below:
Reading or watching relatable content is a huge part of the content I ingest daily. Broad City my favorite show is on its fifth and final season and their first episode back showed their personas seamlessly. Their episodes always exaggerate perfectly.
One of my favorite comedians John Mulaney used to write for Saturday Night Live. He once said on Weekend Update a thought that others have had before concerning the availability of Girl Scout cookies. It isn’t easy making relatable content but when it is done it does well online and is sent to people’s friends and family.