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Find or scan an old advertisement (high resolution) and create a piece of cool clip art by extracting and cleaning up a particular element. Be sure to use a PNG file type to preserve transparencies, and try to make a high and medium resolution version. Inspired by Phil A Go's awesome Toyota Corona Graphic Gift.

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Submissions So Far

Visual Assignment – Graphic Gift

For this assignment, you are supposed to find an old advertisement or graphic, and cut out an element of that as a transparent png as a resource. Now, considering we were supposed to link one of these assignments to our western character, I deviated slightly from the assignment. I wanted …

Hat Attack

Well, Groom inspired me to tackle this particular ds106 assignment: Graphic Gift, added to the Assignment Bank by the inimitable Michael Branson-Smith. A summary:

Find or scan an old advertisement (high resolution) and create a piece of cool clip art by extracting and cleaning up a particular element. …

Graphic Gift: Bodiless Starched Jeans on a Desert Road with Animated Back Pockets

I finished up my second visual assignment of the week last night, but things got too crazy for me to post it earlier. Michael Branson Smith‘s “Graphic Gift” assignment is one I really appreciated because it forced me to dig in a bit on my image editing skills.

Find …

Dancing Jim All Over The World

I did this assignment for a number of reasons, but mostly because only one other person has done it and it’s one-star, so it’s unlikely anyone else will. I thought it might be fun to up the game a little. Earlier this semester Jim riffed an assignment by Brian Bennett, …

Graphic Gift, featuring our lady friend from the Invaders.

Instead of staring at a horrifying extra terrestrial in total fear and anguish, our friend is now gazing upon at the new technology of refrigeration with amazement.

“This is just the Bee’s Knee’s, Mrs. Jones! Why, is that an icebox in there?”

“And how, Susie! Also, PENICILLIN.”

This was really …

Classic Twilight Zone Animated Vintage Clipart

Riffing on Brian Bennett’s awesome version on the “Graphic Gift” assignment, I downloaded his template and put in the reveal moment for of the classic “The Invaders” episode for a quick three stars (recommended):

This was pretty simple (standing on the shoulders of giants is allowed ), I just opened …

Vintage Clipart

Rounding out my assignments for the week, I’ve got a brand-spankin-new piece of vintage clip art for you to use in your next PowerPoint (because PPT is so much fun).

The original image came from a SONY ad for a projection TV from the 1980′s. I found this on VintageAdBrowser.com

It taste great.

CLAM DOWN BRO!

 

Tell it again!

An awesome scene in the movie GoodFellas, where Vinnie tells a joke to the group.

Kick in the butt

Week one completed- point two and three and the CT calendar.

Week three completed- point one and  two

Week four completed – point one

These are all the assignments I completed .

Obama, are you ok?

There were a bunch of memes online showing Obama holding the gun the wrong way. They also had pictures of him holding random objects. I thought it would be funny if he wasn’t holding anything at all. It would also be easier on me because I am a noob …

Images & Design- Week 4 & 5

This week we were to complete Gift assignments. I missed the class which gave lessons on how to create a gift. So naturally, I managed to figure it out. This is to the best of my ability, and as the semester proceeds I am sure that I will master my …

Santa Caught in Action

This actually took a really long time because I had to Erase the original background. While erasing all I could think was I wish Photoshop worked on my computer.After I took santa out of his original pic I though it would be funny if  he was getting robbed. I used …

Three Wheeling After Bambi

This animated GIF is built using another graphic gift I made from a 1983 Montgomery Ward Catalog of the boy on a three wheeler. Once I cleaned up the PNG, I was trying to think of how I might race this three wheeler. But before I decided to run down

My graphic gift

I am a HUGE Manchester United fan so I chose to create my graphic gift assignment using with some Manchester united contentThis is the graphic gift that I came up with

  And this is a cool idea I came up with by adding my graphic to a background …

Graphic Gift

 

 

Back To The Future: Best. Movie. Ever

Cola Bottle transition

From using pixlr, I transitioned an old Coca-Cola ad into a more defined and realistic piece of art! Enjoy!

Graphic Gift

I made my own graphic gift using photoshop to edit my own vintage ad.

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Muhammad Ali G.O.A.T D-CON AD 1979

This is an old D-Con ad from the 70s where here you see Muhammad Ali in the prime of his boxing career and his youth. At this time D-Con was Ali’s biggest sponsor and his face was everywhere, and they sold a lot of products because of it.

Graphic Gift Assignment

Little Bay Bridge

 

 1000 pixel version

 

  500 pixel version

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Audi Coupe

Audi Vintage

5oo Pixel

 

1000 Pixel…

Tweety Bird!!

Graphic Gift

 

For my graphic gift, I decided to use and old image of a Gameboy Color ad and insert an image of the Great Bill Cosby. The following are the two original images.

 

I basically cut out the gameboy screen portion of the ad and placed the Bill Cosby …

Graphic Gift: Zip Zop Zoobity Bop Edition

I’ m picky about my edges but they didn’t come out too bad.

 

 

 

Creating a Graphic Gift

My first visual assignment was to create a Graphic Gift. I decided to use a vintage ad of beauty Marilyn Monroe, and a photo of Samuel Adams beer. I used Pixlr to create this gift and had fun manipulating the image. I changed the background from the original photo of …

Pick a Card, any Card.

I found this awesome Art Deco French ad and really enjoyed the fact that the icon could be used in so many different ways. Enjoy!

Woweee! Its a Graphic Gift!

Here is the vintage ad i used, looks like he’s excited he received a Schwinn Racer!

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Restored Classic!

 

I managed to find this old advert for a vintage Cadillac in my Google image search. It’s actually a 1962 Cadillac 60 Special. My gosh these cars were huge. And at a cost of $6366 in 1962 this model designed to be the cheap line from Cadillac would cost …

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Tutorials So Far

Dancing Jim All Over The World

I did this assignment for a number of reasons, but mostly because only one other person has done it and it’s one-star, so it’s unlikely anyone else will. I thought it might be fun to up the game a little. Earlier this semester Jim riffed an assignment by Brian Bennett, …

Creating A Gift

Creating a graphic gif was very interesting assignment, it is different from making a moving gif. And my level using Pixlr and Photoshop is AMATEUR, however my graphic gif was pretty awesome.  I search a gameboy, since it a vintage item and changed the Ad Message.

This is original Ad…

Nostalgic Games – Graphic Gift

Created a graphic gift from one my favorite games as a 90s baby, Alien Brigade and Mr. Game and Watch mini handheld games. In trying to develop a graphic gift, I used google search and found an atari poster of Alien Brigade alongside a new “console” they were releasing. Also …

A Legend Doesn’t Need An Introduction

For this weeks assignment I had to create a Graphic Gift Visual . It seemed very interesting to be able to play and recreate a old advertisment. I chose an old concert banner advertising an Aerosmith concert.

I think its cool how some rock and roll bands don’t seem to …