*Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!*
Today I am sharing with you a really fun, but challenging for me, assignment. This is a 3-star A-Z Photo Collage. The purpose of the assignment is to pick a theme- I went with African Savanna Animals and then to find photos that go with the theme. You have to pick a photo to go with every letter of the alphabet.
I used former ds106er Kiersten’s tutorial as a guide for making this collage. The only thing that wasn’t mentioned and I couldn’t figure out was how to scale the different layers. I tweeted @cogdog and he had a suggestion. I didn’t see exactly what he was referring too, but I found another method with looking around.
In GIMP, you just have to go to “Layers”, scroll down to “Stack”, hoover over the arrow and like “previous layer” or “next layer” depending if which direction you need to go in.
I had to restart this project twice, because I kept “losing” pictures. They were off to the side of Canvas and I couldn’t find them. But once I got everything together and lined up, I was really happy with the outcome.
Here are the list of African Savanna Animals – I had to get creative with a few!
B-Buffalo (African Buffalo- similar to water buffalo)
D-Dog (African Wild Dog)
I-Impala (similar to an antelope)
K-Kilpspringer (similar to an antelope,but miniature size)
N-Naked Mole Rat
Q-Quelea (African bird)
T-Toad (African Toad)
X-Xerus (African Squirrel)
Y-Yellow Baboon (Had to go with the color here, as I couldn’t find a “y” named African Animal
Since this is a 3 star assignment this take me up to 11/10 stars!
All these Visual Assignments have been really fun!