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If Movie Posters Told The Truth

Friday, February 17th, 2012

From Apollo 18

I…hate…this…movie… Actually the best part was the soundtrack, which only featured two songs: And You and I, by Yes; and Wond’ring Aloud, by Jethro Tull. Apart from that, complete an utter garbage. So in an attempt to warn future prospective audiences…Don’t waste your time.

1 Movie / 4 Icons

Friday, February 17th, 2012


I got the icons from The Noun Project. They’re pretty simple, not the exact ones I wanted but I this makes it more difficult.

The film might be difficult enough to guess but I’ll give you a hint: it’s a Sci-Fi classic. A monmental film that changed the way all films, of this scale or close, was made. Also had a profound impact on a certain government agency. Good Luck

Alternate Book Cover

Friday, February 17th, 2012


1984 is a book by George Orwell that depicts a distopian future where wars are made up an citizens are kept under strict control. Big Brother is an idea in the book used to keep people under supervision and prohibit them from expressing themselves in any other way than what the government would want. The Big Brother  figure is foreboding and angry looking which would reveal the type of atmosphere surrounding the book. I decided to flip that on its head and depict a kind looking, smiling, Big Brother, keeping the tagline, “Big Brother is Watching You.” 1984 now is not a book about authoritarian government and thought police but perhaps a book about a good older brother that takes care of his siblings.

Requiescat in pace

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Resquiecat in Pace by TheMattyPatty
Resquiecat in Pace, a photo by TheMattyPatty on Flickr.

Don’t worry. He’s not dead. Just a slumbering Chihuahua. Not the best picture..and I guess it shouldn’t be for this ds106 assignment: Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica.
I don’t have Helvetica…but this’ll do I guess. I used picnik, added Sepia and masking effects.

Play in the Big Leagues

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Sam Walkoff by TheMattyPatty
Sam Walkoff, a photo by TheMattyPatty on Flickr.
 I borrowed a picture of Derek Jeter from Google and pasted a friend’s face on The Captain’s. I used GIMP to select my friend’s face, and pasted it on to Jeter’s. The free form select tool worked great. I just simply outlined that parts I wanted, selected the cut out and pasted it on the other picture. Then from there I cut away, using again the select tool, to make it seem that the helmet fit him. You have to make sure that newly pasted face has its own layer; otherwise you delete the background as well. It also helped to change the opacity while outlining the face to see where best to cut for the helmet. This can all be done pressing Ctrl + L.

After that, feather or smug the layer, removing the sharpened edges, to make flow with the background.

It might also help to adjust the resolution of both images to make the transfer seem neater. I forewent this process, but I think it turned out alright anyhow.

Fountain Pen & Ink

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Fountain Pen & Ink by TheMattyPatty
Fountain Pen & Ink, a photo by TheMattyPatty on Flickr.

I love fountain pens. Not sure if it’s an everyday item, but they are for me. This is a pen I recently got, great writer. I the ink is blue so I thought it natural for it to have a blue tint.

Album Cover

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Album Cover by TheMattyPatty
Album Cover, a photo by TheMattyPatty on Flickr.

Here’s my Album cover…Got a few comments about the title not making any sense, I think it’s pretty rad. Who needs a title that makes sense? I don’t.
I can’t really remember any cover that I took inspiration from but I looked at the sky one day and thought it was beautiful. It was cloudy for most of the day and some blue came out close to the end of the day; I was happy.

It was pretty simple to make. I used Picnik on Flickr and used basic overlays and exposure effects. There are quite a few options, but this was pretty basic.


Red Caboose

Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Red Caboose by TheMattyPatty
Red Caboose, a photo by TheMattyPatty on Flickr.

Caboose picture with Color splash effect..