A Little Motivation For You

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Here is the poster I made for the Motivational Poster (3 stars) design assignment. Credits to Taylor Nguyen for the photo. Yeah, turf burns are no joke.

Behind the Creation

As I was scrolling through the design assignment bank on the ds106 website, I saw this assignment and immediately knew what I was going to do. The person in this picture who did the unfortunate dive then face plant is Robert Blake. He is a good friend of mine that I met this past semester since we both coincidentally took the same 3 Computer Science classes during the same section. He is currently a Junior at UMW and a very talented ultimate frisbee player for the UMW Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club. We spent some long nights together working through painful projects and assignments for our classes. It felt just a bit better to share the late night stress with someone else rather than enduring it alone, so to thank him I made this motivational poster 🙂

The Process

To create this poster, I used the online photo editing tool LunaPic

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I went to the “Draw” drop down menu and selected “Motivational Poster” to get started (how convenient right??)

 

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This brings up this screen from where I can click on the “Choose File” button to locate the image on my local computer to upload.

 

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After finding the image, it loads up below and I now have the option to set the text for the Title and Caption of my motivational poster. I put the desired text in these fields. There is also an option to change the background and foreground colors but I chose to leave these values as they were. I then clicked the “Create Motivational Poster” button which generates the actual poster.

 

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The motivational poster is now created and I can view it in the image viewer. I scrolled to the bottom of the page where I clicked the blue “Save” button which allowed to save the motivational poster to my local computer.