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Back to the drawing board – Weekly Summary, Week 5

Design week is finally over. Let me just say, the challenges were big this week and I wasn’t sure I would be able to complete it all, but I’m glad I did. And I must say, the results were pretty cool.

12 stars of assignments is definitely not easy, but I was glad to be pushed to that level this week. Like I mentioned in my post, the four star challenge took a lot of time. I guess the higher the stars, the longer it takes, and the bigger the payoff. My final gif wasn’t perfect, but I feel more comfortable working with gimp now and the more I mess around with it, the more I can do.  

The other design challenges were also difficult, but definitely not on the same level as the four-star. I like that we have to meet a certain number of assignment stars on our character because you really have to search for assignments that allow you to develop your character in unique ways. This week, I got to showcase my character’s origin in a unique way and display some of his qualities

Then, the final assignments were also great ways to practice more with photo editing. Again, they took a good amount of time, but I definitely walked away with some helpful tricks that I can apply to other assignments now and throughout the semester, such as superimposing images  and altering images.

This week required a lot of reading and contemplating on design, but I found that very helpful. I had to keep reinforcing the ideas of noir design and thinking about copyright in a digital age. These requirements were really helpful in gaining a strong understanding of design, and that was useful in identifying intriguing design all around me

Finally, the daily creates were a little more difficult this week. But as always, they are some of the strangest and most interesting prompts of every week. I mean, how else am I going to walk away with a faux Picasso, my attempt at monster killing, and a necklace of energy bars….

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