Converting the Captain!

Today in CT 101 class, we learned how to manipulate the messages of old, vintage posters. This DS106 assignment explains how old posters can be manipulated by using photo editing software. Professor Ryan told us we can use Photoshop or this free online editing software called Pixlr. Pixlr has similar tools to Photoshop and is great for beginners like myself. Since I don’t have Photoshop on my computer at home, I’m definitely going to be utilizing that online program.

However, for today, since I’m in the computer lab at school, I decided to use Photoshop. I want to take advantage of the opportunities I get to use it because I want to become well-versed in the program. In the beginning of the semester, I thought Photoshop was the hardest thing ever. However, the more I use it, the more experience I get, and the less mistakes I make. Today, it tookΒ  me only like 15 minutes to do the assignment. I felt proud of myself that I was able to navigate through the program with little to no trouble.

Before

This is the original picture I got off of Google. It’s an old Captain America poster that says “Fighting for Victory.” Our assignment was to transform the image so it says something pertaining to our CT101 class.

After

This is the picture after I finished editing it with Photoshop. It now says “Fighting for More Classes like CT101.” I did this by selecting the “rectangular marquee tool” from the menu on the left hand side. Next, I created a rectangle around the word “Victory,” then I went to edit on the top, clicked the “fill” option, then I selected “Content-Aware.” Once I hit “okay,” the word “Victory” vanished, and I just had the red space to work with. Next, I went to the menu on the left again and selected “Horizontal Type Tool.” I crafted my message, “More Classes like CT 101,” then I played around with the font, color, and size on the right hand side.

Once I finished my new image, I thought it was a bit plain. I thought it needed more. I decided to continue editing it.

After the “After”

I reopened my image, and decided to play with filters. I went to the top, and selected “Filter” and clicked “Filter Gallery” from the drop-down menu. I tried out all the different filters, but I decided on “Diffuse Glow” from the “Distort” category.


And voila! There you have it, my new image I created from Photoshop!

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