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Step 1: Pick an image that includes an object in a place. ( The objects I’ll be using are the people)


Step 2: Pick a place you want your object to be in.


Step 3: Pick an item you want to include with the object.woodworking-plans-for-a-poker-table-5

Now let’s begin t he image editing!
Step 4: Using the free select tool. Select the object.( I select the people in the image). Then cut them out.1 2
Step 5: insert them into the image of the place you want your object to be in.3 Step 6: Adjust the perspective so it can appear natural to the image of the place.4 5
Step 7: Using the free select too select the item you want to be in the image. Then cut it out.6 7
Step 8: Add it to the image and adjust the perspective so it an appear natural in the image.8
Step 9: Copy the original image of the object and paste it over the item so it can appear natural if there are any overlapping.( In my image the poker table was overlapping the peoples hands so I pasted their hands over the poker table to make it appear as if they are sitting at a poker table. Then blur and adjust any parts you see unnatural in the image.


Step 10: (Optional) Change the color of the image.  (In the image I also added in someone else’s face as you can see the further right person nearest the camera used to be Groom but is now ‘THE GOD FATHER’.)


The blog I wrote about this image can be found here.


Step 1: Pick a movie poster with an animal on itmpafindingnemo2

Step 2: Pick an image editing software that allows you to rotate, move, blur, and mesh images.

Step 3: Select an area on the animal you want to appear moving .(i.e. like a fin on a shark or a tale on a dog wagging.)1

Step 4: cut it out of place and rotate it horizontally2

Step 5: Place it where you want it to appear moving.

Step 6: Color in the white space to make it appear as if the image was unedited


Step 7: Save the image as a second image.(Don’t overwrite the original image)

Step 8: Upload the finished image and the original image.

Step 8: Select the option for it to run infinitely then create a gif or movie4

Now you have create an animated poster!

Click on the image!


My blog about why I did it:



Tell A Joke!

“Knock Knock!”
“Who’s there?”

“Who Who?”


I decided to create a daily create asking the audience to tell a joke.  I feel that so often we are so busy with our lives that we lose fun in what we’re doing. We either over work ourselves and lose humor in what we used to find funny. I wanted this to be a daily create that when people pass by the site and read it, they’ll do it! Not only will they tell a joke but they may read others and  laugh. They may even get something out of what they read. I believe everyone has a joke to tell, whether they find it funny themselves or not, others may find it to put a smile on their face when they aren’t having such a funny day. A joke can be told by anyone, anywhere, and any which way they want to tell a joke. 


How do you say “Hello!”? Say “Hello” in your tone of voice or native language!

I thought this would be a great daily create. It’s short simple and can easily be created by anyone from all across the world. This daily create encourages others to express how they say “Hello! Here’s an audio of me saying “hello” in my native language. I wanted others to hear how I say “hello”. Not only do I speak English but I speak Vietnamese, as well. I have also taken a foreign language in school for Spanish. I have taken Spanish classes for about 5 years now. Spanish seems to just come and go for me because I have take it on and off. I’m able to saw a few things in Spanish and form basic sentences. I can actually write better Spanish than I do Vietnamese. Even though I can write better Spanish I can speak better Vietnamese.  I grew up speaking Vietnamese as a first language. As I progress through school, I started to lose that language a little bit. So I decided to make this daily create to remind me that I am always Vietnamese at heart.


Comments Week 13

Where are we now?

While editing images for my case, I thought it’d be a great idea to make this an assignment.

I took an existing images of these people.corn-on-the-cob (1)

And made it appear as if they are somewhere else doing something different.

australia392While doing so I also had to change the perspective of the image. As you can see in the second photo they are elongated. I did this so it would appear as if it’s going in the right direction of the room.

The next thing you’ll notice is that they’re playing poker. It really does look like they’re doing poker!

You’ll also see that one person in the original image looks different in the new one, The new person is the godfather…


Weekly Summary #13

Yay! It was my birthday today. I celebrated it with my husband and daughter. That was the highlight of my day. After I got back from church I went straight into finishing up the case. It took all day and them some. Since this case has been going on my skills in photoshop has gotten tons better. I really enjoyed the case we got. My group had some fun out of it. I think my favorite thing I got out of it were editing images lol.  It was kind of rough working with the agency and the character and going back and forth posting on different twitters and sites but my group was able to manage.

Assignment bank submit:






In this video I added all the photos we used during the case and made a video out of it. I wanted to show the timeline and how everything flowed. It was also to provide a way of summarizing our work through these images.

From Russia with Love Case

Progress Report: We’re on a lead

We Have Updates! Clues are connected!


Twitter feeds:




SparKling Closed a Case

Groom and Misha both lived in CA at when they were a part of a Mafia Group. Groom got Mish arrested and sent to prison. While Misha was in prison Groom moved to Virginia and got married. After Misha got out of jail he planned his attack towards Groom.  Misha and the Mafia Group attacked and kidnapped Groom. Unfortunately, Groom didn’t think the mafia would turn against him. So Misha hid Groom in an air balloon over the Itcc center…

Progress Reports with linked Status updates:

We Have Updates! Clues are connected!

Tweets and Feeds:


Now the real question is….Will Groom ever stop being delirious?…..


Status Update 16: We found the Groomster!

The day was getting darker. We got back to Virginia after we arrested Misha. So we gathered all our evidence and tried to connect the dots…

So here was what we came up with:

  • The mental case was Misha.
  • Groom corrupted the mafia’s plan and got Misha sent to jail
  • The cards signified that Groom was apart of the mafia and sent to jail
  • Balloons are the best place to hide something
  • Wings from the letter meant that something was in the air.
  • Joker card meant that misha was toying with us.

Finally, after hours of putting stuff together we went to UMW and ran to the roof top. and saw….



WE FOUND GROOM!! He was hidden in the air balloon above UMW!


We managed to get him down from a helicopter. He was found frail and weak so we rushed him to the hospital as soon as possible.


Status Update 15: Misha meets Sara

Before I went back to the dressing room I was in the restroom next door. I heard a voice coming from Sara’s dressing room that I wasn’t voice I was familiar with. So I went back to the dressing room and saw that it was Misha! He was wearing some kind of disguise and Sara Sparkle couldn’t tell.ht_stasi_disguise_ll_130904_16x9_992

I screamed, “Sara don’t!” and told her that he was trying to kill her and that drink had poison in it. So I rushed at him and attacked him from behind after I screamed at her! After I got him to the ground I got Sara to call the police and get them involved.


We were able to get Misha to spill the beans on what he’s been trying to do. He told us that art is key and wherever the key appears, we will find Groom.

Groom Handcuffed