Hi guys. Happy belated 4th of July.
Behold, my new header.
What do you think? I’m still not in love with it, and will most likely toy with it a bit more, but it’s alright for right now. Although Pixlr is good for what it is, I found myself running into too many problems. Maybe it was just my computer, but everything from lassoing to layering proved to be a difficult task on this program. I decided to use PhotoShop instead. I’ve used the program a bit, so it was a lot easier to get the look I was going for with a program that wasn’t foreign to me. Initially, I was going to use a faded photo of old computers as the background layer, but it looked a little clumsy. Instead, I opted for a cleaner and more simple look. As I said, I don’t love it yet, but over time I’ll get it to where I do.
According to Ang, people engage with different forms of media for a host of reasons. In this class, we are required to engage with each other on the blogs that we’ve created, making you – yes, YOU – my audience. Because you are my audience by default, I felt a lot more free in the way I was able to craft my header. We’re shaping our relationships with one another by using these blogs as a representation of ourselves, and as a means to relate our experiences of crafting them. With that in mind, I wanted you to get a better feel for me by incorporating an heir of myself into my header. I used my favorite color (how elementary), and a picture of a little vintage lady being a bit shy, as I have an affinity for vintage-y things and am a little shy myself. Perhaps over time, if I begin to post more, I will produce an audience that shares similar tastes with me and likes what I have to say about certain things. Stay tuned.
Image via Philebrity