This week I have received many compliments on my daily creates and how much I have improved, which has been really encouraging. I also have been enjoying making daily creates a lot more now that I know how to use Photoshop Elements 11 as well as other tools that have helped me develop my internet voice. All of the daily creates I did this week were visual, which is my favorite digital medium so it makes doing a daily create that much more fun. There has also been so much more dialogue on Twitter among ds106 students which is awesome and it’s always great to see the amazing and creative things people come up with.

For this daily create, we were asked to place some icons on photo of us. I chose a picture from when I went to the zoo this summer. We were at the flamingo exhibit and I was super excited (if you cannot tell from the giant smile on my face) because they are my favorite animal. I thought it would be fun to add some other animals in the photo so I used the app DoodleBuddy, to place some emoticons throughout the picture.

I used Photoshop Elements 11 for this daily create. I snagged some dinosaur pictures off of google, then cropped them, and then pasted them on to the photo. The reason why I chose dinosaurs was because I had just seen Jurassic World the previous weekend so dinosaurs had been on my mind for awhile, which another student and I discussed on Twitter. I was excited to get the chance to use some in my daily creates!

For this particular daily create, we were asked to buy latte art. Well I was already almost finished with my coffee and I was not about to go buy an expensive cup of over priced coffee so I decided to make some latte art of my own! I used Photoshop Elements 11 to crop out my dogs face and then I pasted it into the cup of coffee I had taken a picture of.

Once again I used Photoshop Elements 11 for this daily create. We were asked to place something new and modern into an old Chinese or Japanese print so I decided to place a motorcycle in the print. After I had done so, I realized that it was kid of silly to place a motorcycle inside..but I thought it looked pretty cool nonetheless. Once a cropped and pasted the motorcycle onto the print, it still did not look like it belonged so I put a “Grain” effect on it which seemed to do the trick.


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