Favorite teams machup

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/your-favorite-teams-mashup/

The last mashup assignment I did is called your favorite team mashup and is worth 4 stars which brings me over the 12 star minimum. For this I had to make a collage of the logos for my favorite sports teams. It was hard to pick which ones made the cut because I like so many different teams but I made it work. I started with the Pittsburgh Penguins logo as the base layer because it had a cool black, yellow, and white background. Then I found a Pittsburgh Steelers logo from the 60’s I really liked as well as an older Green Bay Packers logo I like. Then I added the National’s and Pittsburgh Pirates logos as well. If you can’t tell I’m a huge Pittsburgh anything fan because my family is from there. Then I added a logo of the University of Virginia because they have always been my favorite university team no matter what the sport, but they are my top favorite college lacrosse team. I used http://pixlr.com/editor/ to layer all of the logos together to make one big collage. I think if I had more skill in pixlr I would have been able to make a better collage of these team logos but I still really liked how it turned out, especially because I got to use vintage logos for the Packers and Steelers. Overall I really liked this assignment and it was my favorite one of the week to do.

Movie poster mashup

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/movie-mashup/

This assignment is called movie mashup and is worth 4.5 stars. For it I had to take a poster from a movie I like and mash it up with a movie it is often compared to. One of my favorite movies is Love Actually so I decided to go with that as the poster of the movie I like. It is often compared to the movie Notting Hill, so I used that one as well. I decided to use http://pixlr.com/editor/ to edit these posters together. I used a picture of some of the cast of Love Actually as the original layer and took the part of the Notting Hill poster with Julia Roberts in the background and layered it on top and made it a little opaque so it is easier to see the two. I decided to put the cut out of her head next to Hugh Grant because he is one of the reasons the two movies link together and are often compared to each other. Then I took the words Notting Hill from that poster and took the word actually from the other poster and layered those together on top so it looked like the title is now Notting Hill Actually. I think that it turned out pretty well and enjoyed making it.

Closeup mashup

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/im-ready-for-my-closeup/

The first assignment I did for the mashup category was called I’m ready for My Closeup and is worth four stars. For this assignment I had to layer two images over each other and one had to be a closeup of someone and the other had to be a landscape. I chose to use http://pixlr.com/editor/ to edit the pictures together because I had never used it before and wanted to try it. I found a picture of Ginny from Harry Potter that I thought was a funny close up and a nice landscape and layered them together to make a closeup. I think it turned out really well and I enjoyed learning how to use pixlr for the first time.