Narrative Graphic Collage

The Purpose of my collage is to illustrate things that are important to me while utilizing my personality and creativity in the design. I must admit this is not how I pictured my collage coming out as I had some pretty unrealistic expectations for my first Photoshop creation. Originally I had envisioned having my face centered in a picture of space with with my eyes on fire and an orbit of items and pictures surrounding my face. The more I progressed with this idea, the more I realized how I should do something more simple and less confusing. I wanted to keep the idea of a mixture of layers for a space background because space and the stars just really interest me and I simply think they are nice to look at and not distracting from the other images that would end up being included. Instead of a solid black background without texture, stars and similar things make a nice contrast to the main images (the three “space” layers and their pictures as a part of the background image are all cited bellow, all of which are shared under a free to remix license).

The main images that a family member or I took are pictures that are just important and memorable to me. Three of them were a collage that I had previously made of me and my parents and siblings. The two pictures of the praying mantis of the other collage, I took and made while working. My work is a hot spot for these awesome animals and I cant deny the fact that I have captured dozens over the years and observed them. I love wildlife and this was the most practical way of demonstrating that. Previous attempts at trying to integrate a shark or a reptile of some sort into the space background didn’t go so well and I thought this would be a good substitute. Originally, both those sets of collages had a white background so I inversed the picture and set a black background so it wouldn’t stick out too bad. The last picture was of my girlfriend and I for a Homecoming dance in high school. We took pride in being the most patriotic couple which inspired her to make her own dress which was awesome!

Each Picture is outlined with the Bevel and Emboss and Outer Glow effects which add a glowing effect and make the pictures stand out nicely. There are also two color balance adjustments I added which made the colors of every picture stand out a lot better, as well as change the stars color from the background from a boring gray to a slight red, which accompanied with the blue parts of the background go really well with the red white and blue in my largest picture.

Finally, I tried goofing around with other affects and decided I would try a 3D title to kind of go along with the space theme of the background and add some depth to the images as a whole.

My original idea was overly confusing but sounded cool in my mind, but I instead opted to try to make it simpler for my skill while still demonstrating my personality and interests as a part of my main topic. This assignment was a little tough and took some trial and error but it was really enjoyable but I cant help but think I could do better with more practice.

Sweetie187. “Space.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 12 Mar. 2011. Web. 26 Jan. 2015. . (some rights reserved- free to share and remix) <;.

Sweetie187. “Space.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 02 June 2011. Web. 26 Jan. 2015. . (some rights reserved- free to share and remix) <;.

Spencer, Kenneth. “Moon 100614.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 07 Oct. 2014. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. . (some rights reserved- free to share and remix) <;.

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Some things I may use in my photo collection!

I’m not exactly sure what my post is gonna be about for sure but I think I want it to be a collage of things that are important to my life. so far these pictures are a little random, but I will add more relevant ones and keep out the ones that will add confusion. I’m already working on my first edit of the collage and these are some of the layers I have going so far.
(each picture i posted also allows for sharing, and editing and altering. I had a lot more but the CC wouldn’t allow for editing so I need to find substitutes)


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Photoshop Tutorials

Here are my finished Photoshop Tutorials

My First Post – What my page is about

Chandler Wysup- WSU Quidditch All-Star

Chandler Wysup- WSU Quidditch All-Star

My web page is going to be predominantly about my COM 210 assignments I. This is my first ever communications class so I want to center it around my career and progression as a student and what I am doing this semester in this class. Because this is the first website I’ve made before and the first time I have documented information about something that isn’t on personal social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I think my cites content should be centered on my experiences.

Through social media it is easy to lose sight of the message that our posts and comments actually leave for a person reading it because a lot of the time people make a post it is mostly mindless and impulsive. Due to its virtual interface as opposed to a face-to-face interaction, the impression our posts and words have on someone may end up never getting back to us. It is both interesting and important that a huge part of this class is that we are expected to have people actively be aware of what we post and give us substantial insight or critiques on what we have done for either our web page, or for our assignments in the course. Fortunately for us new webpage owners, constructive criticism can be a very positive tool for bettering oneself.

I look forward to updating my web page and receiving feedback on my work throughout the course. Along with being my first communications class and web page, this course also offers the opportunity to make a portfolio of my work and I in a new subject and realm of my education career that we will cover in this class such as graphic design, editing, and other programs. It will be really helpful for me to receive feedback and input on what I’m doing and it will also be fun to make this page and my work about myself.

One thing that is frustrating about some aspects of education is that students are often times penalized for displaying character or lacking professionalism in their school work. Therefore, I’m going to embrace that this page is mine; for each post and assignment I’m going to integrate my personality and what I am interested in. Most likely you will see through my posts what my favorite things to do are, what food I like gorging my face with, what movies I like to watch, and so on. I’m looking forward to integrating my nerdy interests with my work and my first webpage.