Customize a Pair of Shoes! (Nikeid Tutorial)

In this assignment I am going to show you one of my favorite things to do! I collect basketball shoes and have been for the past 4 years, coming up on 60 pairs now. And Nikeid gives this amazing tool where you can put your own little spin on your favorite shoes! If you look at some of my other assignment you probably could easily guess that I always choose to customize basketball shoes! For this tutorial I am going to choose the Kyrie 2, and I’m going to make it UMW themed! Hope you enjoy and get ready to learn!

Step 1) You need to go to and choose which shoe you would like to use! When you first get there you will have to pick mens or women, then it will give you an array of shoes. Find your favorite and Start customizing!

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Step 2) After you have chosen the shoe that you would like to customize, it will bring you to a screen. All you have to do now is customize it, you can do this 1 or 2 ways. You can click the arrows and follow the order when you choosing your colors. Or the way I like to do it, you can click on parts of the shoe and a color menu will appear, choose whatever color you like.

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Step 3) After you have customized the shoe to your liking, got all the colors you want on it and think that it is perfect. You now get to “id” the shoe! and put your own name or number, or saying on the tongue of the shoe! Im went ahead and threw “UMW” on the left and “EAGLES” on the right shoe.

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Step 4) After you have finished your “id” then Nike will ask you for your sizing info. From there all you have to do is either add it to cart! or share it with a friend or maybe even a blog ;). Show all of your friends on Facebook your amazing creation, who knows, maybe NIKE will find you and pick your brain for more idea!

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NOW CONGRATS! You are now a professional shoe designer. Give yourself a pat on the back, I bet your shoe looks great. Post it on your blogs so maybe I can look at all of them one day! This tool could be a fun thing to pass the time by or maybe even a christmas gift for someone close to you. You could even throw a cool message on the inside for them to see!

Here is my final product of what I created while doing this tutorial I hope you like it! Hope it makes you want to RISE UP!


Create A T-Shirt

Created a shirt of my favorite saying “Basketball is Life”. Just because it is a huge part in my life, I wouldn’t be in College right now if it wasn’t for basketball. It is how i got through school all of these years, helped me meet all of my friend, and has kept me out of a lot of trouble. I have no idea what I would be doing with now if it wasn’t for this amazing sport!

I made it by finding a blank jersey template. And I used a photo editor to put a picture of a basketball on it and simply add the text on the shirt. Changing the color of the font and adding the fade effect on the side came last.

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This Assignment is Suspect

WHO STOLE MY APPLE PIE?!?!?! I have narrowed down my investigation to 5 different suspects. Suspect #1 Little Jayce, he is only a year old but don’t get it twisted he is a wild and sneaky one! He is the leading suspect because I believe he has the evidence all over his face. Suspects #2 and #3 I found them together and when these two get together there is nothing but trouble! I have been interrogating them for weeks now but neither will budge! Suspect #4 is Alexis, she’s my girlfriend who likes to steal my food all the time. She acts very sneaky when I ask her about my pie so she might be the culprit! Last but definitely not lease, the dog aka “Melo” whenever I am eating he sits right beside be and waits for me to share with him. I believe that he got tired of waiting for me and just stole my pie! The search continues but I WILL find the person/animal behind this.

How it did this, I juts found the picture from google and uploaded it to word. Added my own families pictures to it and used the paint drawing to put the lines between the pictures.



The Ultimate Merger

Nike x YouTube Collaboration, I present “Just YouTube It”. I chose these two because they both play a huge part in my life. I’m on YouTube everyday and I can’t seem to get enough of Nike’s shoes! Enjoy

DS106 Wallpaper

DS106 Wallpaper with a galaxy theme because anything is possible in this class, Your work can go as far as your imagination will let it. Ds106 gives you the chance to be creative and put your own spin on everything. You get to make the assignments your own. This is why I chose the space theme because there is no barrier on what you want to do!

To make this I simply took a galaxy themed picture that I found on google images. Then I used a photo editor to add the “Ds106” texts in the middle. I added the bar and star afterwards, the I thought that if I made the opacity lower it would make the effect look even more “spacely “and I really like how it came out.


My Shoe Design

This by far had to be the best assignment so far, because shoes are like my passion. I been collecting them for the last 3-4 years and I just can’t get enough of them. Buying and selling is a great hobby to have if you know what your doing you can make a lot of money of of it. When I seen this was a assignment I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I took one of my favor sneaker silhouettes the “Kyrie 1” and made a memorable piece for my grandmother who died when I was a kid. So these are for her and I know she’d love them. I chose to make the shoe predominately red because it was her favorite color, the gold Nike check and Logo to represent the jewelry she would wear and the pink lining because she had breast cancer.