Culture Project Complete

March 21, 2006 at 7:45 pm (Culture Site Project)

Okay, so what can I say, I am all about the deadline, which basically means I’m all about waiting until the last minute.

Just finished the pages for my Culture Project. Finally had a moment to then post a link for my classmates. Better late than never, I suppose. I will let this sit overnight then take a final look at it in the morning and submit it then. (Nothing like a fresh set of eyes to catch stupid mistakes.)

Want to see the project? Visit the Culture Project page.

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Art Project

March 13, 2006 at 8:05 am (Art Project)

I am excited about this art project and pretty much knew that I wanted to do something with digital photography. I have been working on learning Adobe Photoshop, so this project is the perfect opportunity to do something fun with it. My youngest daughter, Madeline, we call her Maddie, has her 1st birthday coming up soon. We’re planning on having a get together at our house, so I wanted to work on some invitations for the party. Being a sometimes-graphic designer at work, I am always wanting to put together a piece that is memorable and polished looking. When I was thinking about ideas for the artwork I knew I wanted to use a great photo I have of her, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Then, on a visit to a good friend’s house, who is also a graphic designer, I saw my inspiration—an Andy Warhol print.  I had seen my friend do a “Wahol-effect” using colored pencils, but I thought to myself, maybe I could do this digitally! Now the next step was to figure out how exactly I would go about this. I thought I would do some checking on the web to see if there were any helpful instructional articles on how to create a “Warhol-effect” on a photo. So, what did I do? I went to Yahoo and typed in “andy warhol effect in photoshop”, and voila, at the top of the list a tutorial!  Another web site had another way to achieve the effect, but I didn’t like it as much, so ended up going with the first tutorial. Check out my Art page to learn more about this project as well as to see the finished product!

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