Original DS 106 Assignment: Are We There Yet? (3 stars)
Step 1: Find two photos that you want to alter. I am currently in the process of switching jobs! And naturally I don’t want to work at all. I would much rather be at the beach, relaxing, sleeping… anything but working.
Step 2: Open Microsoft Word and insert both photos. One photo is from the beach and the other is of someone working… how worlds collide. I was going to use a photo editor, but started playing around with Microsoft Word and found out there is a possibility of doing it on there! This is an upper hand for not having to download sketchy software or opening weird websites.
Step 3: Remove the background of the photo that you want to add/lay on top of the other photo. This is done by selecting the photo that you want to Edit > Picture Format > Remove Background. It will automatically generate the background parts it believes will need to be removed, but also has to option to select areas to remove/keep. This takes some playing around with to edit on how you want the final result to look.
Step 4: Add some text! Make the photo a bit more interesting and add context to it. I wanted it to look like a thought bubble so I added a shape. I went to the Insert tab > Shapes > Callouts and added text.
Step 4: Saving it as an image! I was not able to erase of the bottom parts of the computer/desk area enough to how I wanted to, so I am going to crop it as a photo to make it how I want. To do this I am going to use the Snip & Sketch feature on my computer. This application can be accessed by the Start menu or selecting the Windows icon, Shift and S all at the same time.
Step 6: Job transition… I mean, final product! We are here! Working from home at the beach… I mean completing the project! Overall super cool to find out Microsoft Word has this feature when I have been possibly opening unsafe websites trying to do other assignments. Save the image as JPG, PNG, or GIF and name accordingly.
I am leaving my jo of 3 years… I have been here since I was 20 and just turned 23 in mid May. It feels bittersweet and the rest is unknown, but I have been complacent. If you want to hear a couple more of my thoughts regarding my job change, check out my Soundcloud below!