Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time For a Little Cross-Curricular Jellyfish

This week, we had no official assignment other than to roam free in photoshop, so I made a jelllyfish. We were talking about phylum cnidaria (jellyfish are a part of this) during AP Biology this week, and I was inspired by just how beautiful jellyfish truly are. I took a picture of a jellyfish that I found online, made it black and white, and used the pen tool to recreate it as a vector and bring color to the jellyfish, while placing it on a background almost identical to the one that resulted from the black and white adjustment. I spent a lot of time making the tentacles just right, but I'm really happy with the end result.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


This week, we took photos indoors and made them look like they were in sunsets. I didn't look at any tutorials, I kinda just winged it. Using various adjustment layers and doubling up some layers I was able to make Cole look like he was in the orignal sunset photo.  It was hard finding the right sunset background for what I wanted. I also had trouble getting the levels where I wanted them. The photo looks different on here than it does in Photoshop, it looks more realistic there. #coleissunset

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


The last two weeks have been incredibly productive, despite only being in class a few days. I revised my original GIF of Cole smashing clay on the ground. I hand colored the clay, so when he smashes it, you can follow all the fragments, making for a much cooler GIF. I also finally finished my CB450 vector drawing that I've been working on for a while, and decided to GIF it. I originally wanted to make the wheels move with the bike, however, the way I made them, I'd have to redo the piece in order to accomplish that, so that will have to be something that I work on in my free time. I really am happy with both of these pieces. (They load faster when you open the images in their own tab by right clicking on them and selecting "open in new tab")