Week 15 & Finals!

This class over the last semester, has been… bittersweet! At first I really though about dropping it because I didn’t really know much and I also was very shy and didn’t want people too see me on video or here me talking. But I would have to say that i am glad that I stuck with it, It really brought me out of y element and I learned a heck  of a lot. I now have MANY tools that I can use for all of my other classes to come here at UMW.

Here is the link to my final assignment!

Fabulous life of a Couch

Also here are the links to my tutorials!

Best Sports Play GIF (Imgur Tutorial)

Customize a Pair of Shoes (Nikeid Tutorial)


Once again I would like to thank you for everything over this semester. This class is actually very fun and I will be telling all of my friends about it. It brings out a creative side in people that for one I thought that I didn’t have at all. Now I find myself doing some assignments just for the fun of it, see how good I could do on them. This class has will defiantly make my life easier in the long run.

And for that, to you Ms.Polack…


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 Nikeid.com 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!


Best Sports Play GIF! (Imgur Tutorial)

Since I started my Ds106 Career, I have had to make a few GIFs for some assignments. I had always wanted to know how to because I see a lot of them all over Twitter and Instagram. So I found this amazing website or online tool, whatever you would like to call it. The website is called Imgur.com, all you have to do is follow my simple instructions and pictures and you will be at pro at it just like myself!


#1. You need to find the video you want to use, it can be from any site that you like.

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#2. The second step is to copy the link from the video that you have chosen.

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#3. The third step you need to go to Imgur.com, and click at the top on the arrow. A menu will come down, from there you click Video to GIF.
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#4.  Step 4 you have to, paste your link of the video, into the box and click create GIF.

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#5. By this step you should start to get the hang of things. You will get to choose which part of the video you would like to use in your GIF. You can make it up to 5 seconds or you can make it shorter by simply dragging the bar to where you want. After you do that, and get it where you want it, click create GIF.

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#6. Imgur will start to create your GIF for you.

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#7. When it is done from here you will get the chance to save it how you want. Either embedded code or downloading it. There are also some other options for you to share your newly made GIF!

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#8. Click on “Post options” and a menu will come down for you to choose from two options. Once you click embed then your finished give and code will come available for you to copy and paste where you please.

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NOW CONGRATS! You have made your first GIF on Imgur, I hope you enjoy using it as much as I do. You can also do other things like memes and such. But I myself haven’t experimented with them yet. I would like to show you the GIF that I made for this tutorial below! Hope you like it:)

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Fabulous Life of a Couch!















All day and all night, I am sitting here collecting dust. From morning time to night I have sweaty old guys laying on me, kids running and jumping on top of me. And don’t even think about people cleaning me up once in a while, I swear if you shake my cushions you can find at least 100 bucks. Stains from the 80’s because nobody wants clean me, until the very sad day when they buy a whole new couch and I have to go to the dump! As loyal as I am to them and still I get no respect whats so ever. Just once, one time in my whole life I would like to see someone actually clean up the drinks they spill on me. But hey I’m tired of telling all of the bad things, I would love to show you some of the great things that comes along with being a couch! Here’s a quick video of some times that might make you smile, best part is, I get to be apart of all of them.

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Hope you liked my little message to you, and maybe you will take notes and actually listen to me! I even gave you a little clue of where you could find some money. 🙂

Now I want you show you a prime example of what I am talking about in this GIF that I created for you. I said not to let your kids jump on me, but I forgot that one time. WHEN YOU LET YOUR FRIENDS GOATS JUMP ON ME!! This was a sad day for all of us couches.

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I have to admit that I do get a little lonely sitting here all day long when your not here, I get a bit excited when you finally get home because then I can have something to do. I was wondering could you possibly leave the TV on for me? I really like to watch my soap operas, also like some Spongebob but that might be being picky.

Well I hope that you get to see my side of things. Im not saying that I need special treatment or to be wrapped in plastic like some people do to my couch cousins. (which I think is weird) but just to listen and we can come to some sort of compromise. You let me know and I will leave you another voice message anytime you need! Thank you for having me and I will be in your living room when you need me. 🙂


Weekly Summary 13&14

These last two weeks have been…. DIFFERENT! I just recently got my brand new Macbook Air, I am officially a MAC person now! I love it very much but learning how to do everything on here was a bit frustrating I should say, editing photos are a bit fun though. There are a lot of apps that I can use to get things done now. I also hear that video editing on Mac’s is a great experience, so for the upcoming weeks I am pretty excited to do these assignments!

This week I learned a lot more about Remix and Mashups than I thought that I already knew, well for one I thought they were the same thing, like synonyms. But I most definitely was wrong, their are many studies on the subjects that I read over. Many which said the same things over and over but still came out with some unknown information. I think I explained it pretty well and gave great examples in my assignments!

Daily Creates:

Daily Create 1

Daily Create 2

Daily Create 3

Daily Create 4

Daily Create 5

Daily Create 6


Remix vs Mashups Reflection

Focus on One Color(Remix Generator)

Video Game Cover Mashup

Mashing Friends an Emoji’s


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This is my remix vs mashups reflection, which took me like a million tries! I kept stuttering over and over again. But I got it done and hope you enjoy it and get what I am trying to say. If you listen you will clearly understand the differences between the two. Well the person that I talked to about it did, so I’m sure you will too!

I used my own integrated mic to record this audio and uploaded it to soundcloud to embed it here onto my blog. Sometimes soundcloud works perfectly and then sometimes it takes FOREVER. Any idea why that is?

Focus On One Color [Remixed]

remix it assignmentThe focus on one color assignment looked really cool, and I had never done something like it this whole semester so I figured it would give it a shot. I immediately knew what I would take a picture of and I decided it would be a picture of half of my shoe collection. A lot of the boxes are opened because I recently wore the shoes and haven’t put them back yet, oh well! 😉 The majority of my shoe boxes are orange or have orange in them seeing how most of my collection is NIKE and that’t their color. So I used a photo editor online, (fotor.com) and used the color splash feature, which turns the whole picture black and white and you have to choose with a brush which parts you want to reveal. That was simple enough. Because this photo editor didn’t have the feature to add another photo, I had to use another (piZap.com) which I am already familiar with. From their I added the “Wreck it Ralph” Character onto one of my shoe boxes as if he was standing on it. I chose him because that pose is how I feel when I look at all my shoes, I feel accomplished, I don’t know why I enjoy them so much. I uploaded the photo to Flickr and transferred it onto my amazing blog!:) I  have some photos below of me using both the photo editors I used to create this masterpiece.


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Video Game Cover Mashup


Call of Duty; Smash Bros Edition! Fun for all ages! Bring back your childhood and play with one of the famous Mario characters or join the future and enjoy this first person shooter with plenty of exciting action and gore. I thought this would be great idea because the new “Call of Duty; Black ops 3” had just came out and I’ve been playing it non-stop. But I wanted to take this serious first person shooter and turn it into something funny and a bit more childish. So I mashed the two titles together, Call of Duty and Super Smash Bros 4. I took a game that I used to play all the time when I was younger, and mixed it with a game that I play now. I took a picture of the call of duty cover off of google, then used a picture editor on my phone to crop, each of the Smash Bros characters out and simply added them to the cover in places that matched up perfectly. After I just saved it to my phone and uploaded it to Flickr. Here is a screenshot of me editing the picture on the app.



Mashing Friends and Emojis

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I seen this assignment and immediately knew who I wanted to use for it. My girlfriend is alway making those enjoy faces and this has got to be her favorite one. She constantly sends it to me, (maybe because I get on her nerves). It’s nice to have all of these fun assignments where I can put my own spin on them. This was very simply all I did was get the two pictures, and combined them together using the popular app “PicCollage”, uploaded it to Flickr and shared it to my blog. I think it is a nice addition!

This Doesn’t Belong Here


This assignment was to take a scene from a movie and insert something that clearly is not supposed to be there. So I thought about one of my favorite movies “Coach Carter”, and since it is such a serious movie and the fact that is a true story. I thought it would be perfect and pretty funny to make it kind of a joke.

This specific scene is Coach Carter meeting his players for the first time, introducing himself and letting them know all the rules and guidelines that they need to follow. Laying down the law, and making sure everyone is on the same page.

So I decided to take a couple characters from the Minions movie and threw them in there as if they were also listening to the coach speak to the players. One of them taking some notes down, while the other is interrupting with questions.

To complete this assignment I found the picture of the scene on google, for the two minions I found their pictures on google also but I had to crop them from out of their pictures because it had  backgrounds that simply wouldn’t go well with this movie. Then I used an online picture editor (piZap.com) to edit the two pictures together and put the two minions in their places. Them simply saved it to my computer when I was finished.