Can You Guess it…?

I don’t know where I would be without Gimp right know. Probably stressing out somewhere and having a few chicken sandwiches. Daily Create today was a guessing games man how I love games….

The answer is Here but don’t look before you guess ….

Getting Fit with Dragons…

No one ever said that being born as a dragon is easy….Accept for Daenerys Targaryen. So my advice ? get fit as fast as you can:

This is my favorite one from this week I learned that people actual can print out a youtube video (who would have guessed). I am probably going to be doing this a lot because I like the way it looks. It kinda looks like wallpaper that a person would download from the internet. I picked Daenerys Targaryen youtube video in honor of “Game of Thrones” coming back on (she is my favorite character if you have not guessed). The process I used was I went to the website Digital Inspirations, it basically had the person attache a  widget like thing that said “Print YouTube Video”. Once it was attached to the favorites  I was able to go to the youtube video of my choice. I then pressed the button and it came out as a print.

Going For Gold

Recently my colleague had won tickets to go see the olympic’s. So I took the week off to have some down time and travel a bit. My time at the olympics was a short one but I  was able to see Gabby Douglas, A shining star going for Gold.This poster dose not do her justice, Gabby has a confident but humble attitude. And you know what they say about attitude, attitude is everything.

(This picture comes from the Visual Assignment Sports Poster  2 1/2 Stars)

And this is how I did it:

First I opened Google and Googled “Dominque Dawes gymnastics free Downloadable images” (at the time I didn’t know that I was going to pick Gabby Douglas for my poster)

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Then I scrolled through the results there found a picture of which turned out to be Gabby Douglas. to take a screenshot of the picture I wanted instead of downloading it directly. I also did this to the smaller picture of her as well.

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I then at the uploaded them to Iphoto to cropped

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I cropped them both in the very same fashion.

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They turned out very well, I took the files strait away and but them on my desktop by dragging and dropping. Them I then opened  Photoflexer and uploaded them there (one at a time).

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The I pressed the “Upload” button for the first photo.

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Then to uploaded the second image by pressing “Load Another Photo” I then scaled it and placed it into the corner.

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I decided it needed a little fancy something so I added her name to the poster by clicking on the text button. A text box was then added to the picture, it took some time to get use to.

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I moved the text into the right hand corner then I went through the process of saving the picture by clicking “Save” and going through the prompted you can see the process in 2 steps.

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And here we have it the finished result:

Gabby Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

Your Music To My Heart

Music to my heart comes from the Visual Assignment Playlist Poetry (3 Stars)  A romantic gesture to a lover. What can I say it says it all!! I posted this on facebook to woo a lover. Can you guess when do you think I will see  him again ?

Here’s how I did it:

I opened I-tunes

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Then I expanded the window so I could see my playlist better. I then chose to start creating on a playlist that was pre-created. The playlist was called “On-The-Go”.

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The window automatically   witched as I started to grab songs. The finishing product was the ultimate woo

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Which reads:

“Confessions. Pt.2  August is over dirty little secret going crazy be without you chemicals react collide. Confusion and frustration in modern times be with you I can wait forever love come down.”

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Magic

Have you ever wondered what a life cycle of a butterfly is like ? I can show you a life cycle using 4 lines, 5 dots and one curve.Can you guess what shapes are in which life cycle? This comes from the Visual Assignment 4 lines, 5 Dots, 1 Curve this Assignment is worth (3 1/2 stars)

And this is how I did it:

First I opened up “Gimp” (An art program) and created a new project:

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Then I was lead to a prompt that helped me choose the size of my canvas. I chose the canvas size that was already preselected.

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Then the perfect size canvas came up.

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I then proceed to draw using 4 lines, 5 Dots, 1 Curve a the result

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Then I “Exported” the picture to “Save” it by pressing “File” then “Export”

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This shows the 3 stages of a butterfly, the butterfly as a inch worm, and maturity and at death. Some imagination has to be used for the death part but not biggie !!

 

 

 

 

Lights Camera Action ..Behind the Scenes

The Story

Heading out on adventures for the summer are always fun. Here a short documentary on fun places to think about as your planning your summer get away. And remember no one can have too much adventure…….!! (This comes from the Visual Assignment Adventure In A Day, its worth (3 1/2 stars )

 

How did I do it 

Doing this visual assignment was easy. First I went to photobooth:

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Then I went to effects and scrolled through till I found “Backgrounds”

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I then proceeded to take a picture of myself using a plain wall. But, the results were disappointing.I tried this using two  different backgrounds.

 

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The reviews I read about photo booth were all negative and mostly talked about how the application was underdeveloped. I agree with the critics because it is really sensitive and dose not work well even with a solid background. Selling out a partial  program to seems really like a bad idea mainly because macs are priced at a high value. It is assumed when it is bought that the consumer has the best of the best. Maybe it is time for some of the computer programers to have a little vacations in the tropics to, you never know they might come home rested and relaxed enough to fix photo booth.

 

 

 

 

Earthquakes ….Quake

 

When  think about it this its like a earthquake.For my first Gif I was trying to keep it simple hints why a did a StrereoGif. ( 1 star) The process was simple.

The Picture
GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator - view more at http://stereo.nypl.org/gallery/index
GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator

 

 

 

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All I had to do was go to the website http://stereo.nypl.org/view/41623).

 

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I then went through the “Creation”   process by dragging the picture into the center of the two boxes:

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Then I pressed “Save Images”

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And I was able to “Share” the Gif…

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I found this “Gif” to be easy and reassuring that I would start off on the right foot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic Design Pre-Internet error

I read an article by Massimo Vignell was called  The Vignelli Canon . Let me just says that this article was really down my ally. The teach said to give no quotes but it is so hard say anything without quoting true words of a real artist. She also said that only some of information is not relevant but I so absolutely not , every word that he said was relevant. As I was reading it I gathered information that I had either forgotten about Graphic Design, just not understood about design or not known.

The Vignelli Cannon

Massimo Vignell made a great connections for me personally in this article, he connected me to the true meaning of Design. He started out talking about what real art is because very few people understand that concept. He declared that he had always thought of it as a form of communication where by everybody could understand the meaning of art conveyed. Massimo goes on to interpolate what the word “Design” really means in relationship to the word “Graphic Design”. The interpolation was that it is a discipline that controls phrases and articulations of a language (consistency is important and plays a major roll). It cant take on many meanings but in this instance it would have to do with graphics which includes all of the follow and more, typefaces, text illustrations, ect. He goes on to talk about element that are necessary to keep communication open. Suggestion to keep communication of art as follows clear and concise, disciplined ( consistent), and appropriate (relevant). In this way Graphic Design is kept for being ambiguous. Graphic Design can be displayed (have meaning) in  all kinds of ways  from powerful to timeless. There is also a certain responsibility that comes along with Design when we are creating if for clients and the work of art itself (I think this goes without saying). I thought it was interesting that even there is a responsibility to protect the integrity and the originality of a design. In the end everything is taken into consideration to bring for a more clear communicative  form or art whether it be a website or just a work of art. Every elements has its part to play.

Additional Thoughts

I think I have left a lot out about myself, I original was a Art major and for a time. I eventually Crossed over to Graphic Design major after I was  not be able to find a job in that field I crossed again over to an Information System major. Over the years I have  seen the magnificent work of design in a variety of fields. This commentary on Graphic design has changed my view on art and how we define it. I really had no idea that Design itself was a language so I think it is safe to say that

 

Facebook By Another Font

The Story

Today I tried a Visual Assignment this is the first one of week 2 (4 stars trying to push my abilities). I think I am becoming a pro. This Visual Assignments focuses on fonts and how different fonts amplifying meaning to the logo.  For example, If a logo is crappy meaning is taken from the font. But, if the Font is clear and appropriate it sends the right message and it is understood by all. Font is one of the most important graphic components of graphic design.

Facebook By Another Font Would Not Seem as Sweet….

See for yourself:

The Picture

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A Tutorial 

To create this example I first searched google for general logo’s (I guess I was not to sure what the assignment was asking for at the time and I wanted to get an idea of what was other, logo wise). I first looked at a Mcdonald’s logo I ended up downloading it (just because it was a logo), then I went through the process of cropping it using iphoto. After cropping it I decided to put into a word document, it is there that I found out that I could not change the font on that logo so I decided to go with a new one. I repeated that same process, but this time using the “Burger King” logo. That did not work so I tried looking for another logo. I found the “facebook” logo and I repeated the process as with the previous ones. This time it was a success I was able to reduplicate the word “Facebook” into other fonts. I chose the font “Chalkduster” because it was the most crappest one and because it really just changed the whole meaning of the previous font. I then chose to typed facebook in Edwardian Script because it was the font that looked closes to cursive.

Concusion :

This was a great exercise because it just brought home the fact that caution needs to be taken when decided what fonts to use. Fonts give meaning to the work that is being displayed.