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Design Assignment #3

Around the Christmas season we all like to bake cookies, buy presents for one another, watch Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music. But what about Christmas books (other than The Night Before Christmas)? My childhood involved my family reading Dr. Suess’s classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This is why I decided to do this assignment.

This project involved choosing a children’s book and giving it a computerized title. My rendition of Dr. Suess’s original title is, How the Grinch Stole GIFs. It took me awhile to come up with this title and I had a few options. However, I went with this idea because I enjoyed its ‘punny’ nature.

This assignment would have been more difficult if I hadn’t done the ‘Are We There Yet?’ assignment before. The ‘Are We There Yet?’ assignment allowed me to familiarize myself with GIMP, which I used to create my design. The hardest task to complete was trying to make the word ‘GIFs’ more transparent, so that it could blend in with the rest of the title. Instructions for how to execute this title are below.

Step 1: Upload your image to GIMP. Go to the far left side of the screen and select the ‘free select tool’. Encircle the word, “Chrsitmas” with this tool.

Step 2: Next, select the color dropper icon on the far left hand side of the screen and click on the red background.

Step 3: After selecting the red color, click on the fill bucket icon on the far left hand side of the program.

Step 4: Before you fill the ‘Christmas’ bubble with the bucket make sure that the fill type is set to, FG color fill. This can balso be found on the far left side. Once you have this setting, click on the ‘Christmas’ bubble.

Step 5: Next, save the image by going to file and clicking on the export option. This is for the image to save as a .png or .jpg.

Step 6: Our next task is to acquire the same font used in the Dr. Suess title. To do this go to this website. After you are there, type the word, GIFs in the textbox.

Step 7: After you type your word change the font color to white. When you click the generate button, be conscious that you will not be able to see the text, so highlight it, right click on it, and hit ‘save image as’.

Step 8: For your next step you are going to go back to GIMP, file, and select ‘open as layers’.  Import the image you saved in the previous step here.

Step 9: Once imported, select the move icon, and move your newly imported image where the previous one was.

Step 10: Save the image by going to file, and selecting ‘export as’

Link to assignment is tagged above in ‘Design Assignment #3’