CREATE RAD ALBUM ART FROM PHOTOS: A Tutorial

Hi, and welcome to this tutorial! I created this assignment because this project was really fun to do, and I want you to see how fun it is to play with filters and layers. This tutorial is for Photoshop, although you can create your own album art in any photo editing software. I created this tutorial so that you could see how I created my rad album art, but this is only one of many, many ways to complete this project. When you get into Photoshop, you might discover some other neat tricks to create a cool design piece!Let's get…

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I’LL TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD (IDEA): Part 2

There's only a few more weeks left and as this class draws to a close, it's time to re-visit our video ideas once more. Thinking of ideas was no easier the second time around, but I tried to build off of what I already came up with and what others have come up with. I think a lot of these ideas are more ambitious than anyone has time for, but some of them just might work. Again, this is just a rough list- I can't say for sure which idea I'm most drawn to. Previous Ideas Post: I'LL TAKE THE…

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LET’S MAKE A TRADE: Video Essay

♪ I've got the (editing) skills you've got the looksLet's make lots of moneyYou've got the brawn I've got the (editing) skillsLet's make lots of money ♪Melody's Pet Shop Boys Ds106. Hmm. I have a hunch something very exciting is going to happen in the Ds106 market! This week, I started off by making a video essay on the 1983 film, Trading Places! This movie is on our loft TV all the time. My mom even named her car Winthorpe after a character in the movie, yet somehow we don't own this movie and I had to rent it.I chose…

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A CONNECTED STORY: The Hermit and no one

This week, we did our usual daily creates, but with a twist! I love a good twist on an existing idea, so I was excited to take my daily's and try and come up with a way to tie them all together into a singular story. I like writing just about as much as I like drawing, designing, or programming, so I couldn't wait until I had my usual 6 daily creates to finish up my narrative. I'm not sure how I came up with this story about an old woman; I think I just tried to imagine myself as…

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TUNING IN TO RADICAL RADIO

Ds106 Radio Presents: Monday: Back to the 80s, Riding the Radio WavesTuesday: Tubular Tunes, 80s Television Power Half HourWednesday: 80’s Brain Cells You Forgot AboutThe radio show that I would like to revisit was the first radio show of the week: 'Back to the 80's' with The Ds106 Ladies. The show started off strong with a look into the musical stylings of Whitney Houston. I liked how the speaker used sound clips from Whitney's song, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," and interjected them into her analysis. It made this show's intro memorable, because Whitney Houston's vocals just resonate and stick in your head.The…

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I’LL TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD (IDEA)

The radio project is already coming to a close and it's now time to look forward to the weeks ahead with video and remix/mashups! But what should the final projects be about? I'm a somewhat creative person, but even I struggle with coming up with ideas. I'm better at taking an existing idea and trying to come up with ways to give it a new twist. Most of my ideas for our final projects stem from assignments I had in my motion design class, but I tried to make them reflect our course theme.This is just a rough list- I…

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YOU BETTER (RE)WORK: Part 2

Make it workTim Gunn Take Me on to the next challenge! For part 2 of the rework assignment, I chose to remix my collage from my post, 'TAKE ME ON (To The Party).' I wanted to revisit this work because I originally liked how I took an assignment from the Visual category and turned it into a design assignment. I effectively combined the assignments Unsuspecting Friends and Your Big Break into one big assignment and I had a lot of fun doing it! There's so much experimentation you can do with making collages and turning them into album art, that…

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YOU BETTER (RE)WORK: Part 1

♪ WorkDesign to the leftWorkNow design to the rightWorkSashay, shantay ♪RuPaulody Crowded hallways really grind my gears! For my first rework, I chose to take another look at my pet peeve billboard from my post, 'PSA: We are all Animals,' from assignment, PSA Billboard. I wanted to revisit this work not because I rushed through it, but because the end result was a little too busy to be practical, and I mentioned that if I had had more time, I would have simplified the imagery. A design doesn't have to be time-consuming to be good, but there are often many…

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RADIO SHOW UPDATE 2

The 80's Television Power Half-Hour is just about complete and ready to be uploaded to SoundCloud! Group members added their contributions on a Google Doc by Wednesday so that Kollin could stitch all the pieces together. I'd like to thank Kollin who volunteered as tribute; his efforts made this show happen as project organizer and audio editor. Everyone had a logo/flyer/poster to add to the show, which was then formatted into one big poster. Each group member posted their bumpers, commercials, and analyses as well, and Kollin put them together and added transitions to demarcate the individual segments of the…

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80’s POWER DESIGN: A Radio Show Project

I'm feeling the 80's power of geographic shapes in this Radio Show Design Project! For this assignment, we had to create a poster/bumper sticker/logo/etc. for our radio show, and I got to work thinking about our group's 80's Television Power Half-Hour! I was influenced by my own group member's poster, from Radio Show Design Project. I liked how Kollin used an old tube TV and colorful text as his focal point, and I liked the detail, "Ds106 Radio Presents." I started thinking about how I could use television and tubular colors for a flyer of my own design.I began this…

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