You have failed this city…….
Green Arrow has to be one of my favourite superhero tv shows as it has everything a tv show needs to have to catch my attention such as fight scenes, romantic scenes (who doesn’t like a good old romantic comedy) and major plot twits that leave you excited to watch the next episode.**Spoiler Alert** The best plot twist that comes to my mind is when Oliver Queen had someone called Adrian Chase working for him and he turned out to be a villain who was trying to kill him because nobody saw it coming which was great. I think what makes the Green Arrow so good is the acting by Stephen Amell, who plays the main character ‘Oliver Queen’ aka the ‘Green Arrow’,
To make this banner, I had simply opened up a new document in photoshop and changed the height and width of the page to 800mm in height and 2100mm in width, this allowed for a smaller page. I then went onto google to find a nice plain background so it would take any attention away from the banner itself. At first I chose a plain black background, however, after adding the images to the page it didn’t look the way I wanted it to be, for that reason I had chosen a dark green background which looked more like the way I wanted it. I then found an image of the green arrow and placed him onto the page. At first I had placed him in the middle of the banner but because of the way he is standing in the picture, it looked a bit weird in the middle of the banner, so I moved him to the left of the banner which looks a lot better. Similarly, I placed the text in the top right corner but yet again it did not look nice in either corner because the ‘G’ and the ‘A’ are not in line, so the middle was the best place for it.
This is my attempt at doing the Forest Gump assignment in the #DS106 assignment bank. This involved me finding a historic photo and editing myself into it.
I think this photo is great because the two guys at the back just seem that they are not interested in the photo that is being taken. The first thought that came into my head when I saw the guy in the back looking into the sky was ‘It’s a bird, it’s a plane it’s Superman” he just seems utterly distracted and it’s great, he’d rather be anywhere else than taking this photo.
Another reason why I liked this photo is because you could easily insert a picture and it wouldn’t look off to much, there was no changing the angle of the picture to accommodate it. If I hadn’t inserted myself into this picture someone else could have easily been standing there.
The picture above is the picture I had cropped and placed into the old black and white photo. To do this I used photoshop and used the magnetic tool and cropped myself out of the picture, and changed the colour settings on the photo to black and white so I could somewhat fit in with the photo. Unfortunately, I could not get the colours to match but it was the closest I could get it.
To make this animated gif I simply went onto youtube and found a scene from my favourite tv show ‘Power’ and copied that link, then went onto www.makeagif.com and inserted my link into where it says the enter the Youtube URL (see screenshot below) and just edited the part and wanted and pressed convert. It is as simple as that.
When looking at this GIF I wanted to create a sense of panic and relief because Ghost, the man who is seen running into the room, is scared that his son Tariq has been shot and is now dead. However, after running to the door, he sees his son standing there with the gun over a dead body, which will now create a bigger panic because they have to deal with the dead body.
I feel like a robot repeating myself with how fun these daily creates that I do are but genuinely it was fun to do. I’ve never done this before which is surprising considering how many times I’ve been onto google maps looking at other cities in the world. As you can see by the screen shot below the average distance searched by other people is 1,339km and mine is a whopping 16,750km searched, as you can clearly see my geographical skills are pretty much useless thank god I don’t need to study it anymore.
This game also brought out my inner detective because it had me looking out for signs and advertisements and things that would give away what country the earth picker had chosen, which would give you a clue but unless you can recognise the language of the sign you’re still going to struggle haha.
Illustrate the idiom… ‘Blind as a bat’ This one was very funny to do, so many ideas of images to search for such as ‘sick as a dog’, ‘cold as ice’. The responses to this daily create were brilliant, creative and laughable.
We’ve all been to get our eyesight tested once in our lifetime and sat where this bat is and the person inspecting your eye says ‘look to the left, look to the right’ and just looking at the bat just made me laugh because it’s not something you see everyday, and if you do then you really need to get your eyes tested haha. Out of all the images I was searching through, this image stood out as it looked more realistic, which in my opinion makes it 10x funnier.
This daily create was fun to do, especially looking at other people’s responses to this create. The aim was to accidentally search something into google and end up not being disappointed. I wanted a picture of someone waving and typed into google ‘wave’ and got this beauty of a wave. Seeing this wave is making me want to move out to Australia and become a ‘surfer dude’ and hit the waves and drop out of uni haha, all jokes aside the picture didn’t leave me disappointed.
What makes this photo truly spectactular is the difference in colour when the wave starts to crash back into the ocean. Going from dark blue to a much lighter blue really makes the picture and really grabbed my attention hence why I picked this one and not any other images as they did not stand out to me.
I’ve come to the end of unit one and tackling daily creates is a lot more interesting than I first thought especially because it sparks a creative side within you, even though I have not completed all the daily creates, I still check them out regularly and look at other people’s responses and it surprises me how creative people really are especially the ones where people have taken their time and put a lot of effort into it.
Hopefully in the upcoming units I try and attempt to carry out completing many more daily creates and really test my creativeness and see what I can do and who knows, maybe I could even surprise myself with what I could achieve.
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