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Web & Social Media 1: Design Times Tools, processes, and techniques used in the production of digital media including illustration, image manipulation, and layout of text, graphics, video, and interactive media.

Alex Truong • Period 3 • May 17, 2019

Favorite Project 1

Favorite Project 2

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Favorite Project 3

@alexhtruongschs


Semester 2 Projects

Ironman Text & Photoshop Dispersion

Your Favorite Project This Semester

I learned how to use layer masks and add lighting effects to my images to create a certain perspective on my image.

Marvel Mockup (best screen)

Using the Marvek Mockup helped me learn how to create an interactative user interace. I made a mockup of my favorite app. In this case, I chose Instagram. I prefer Figma instead of Marvel app because I’m more used to Figma, and how it’s laid out compared to Marvel App

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Figma Mockup (best screen)

Figma helped me learn how to create a modern interactive user interface. This is my favorite screen because it greatly resembles Instagram since I chose to create a mockup from Instagram as inspiration. I prefer Figma instead of Marvel app because I’m more used to Figma, and how it’s laid out compared to Marvel App. Alex Truong • Period 3

These projects helped me learn new tools in photoshop such as the dispersion effect and layer masks. I liked how it can greatly impact the quality of the photo. Overall, I was pretty satisfied with how well these images came out. My favorite would definitely be the stylish boy with smoke coming out from behind him.

Semester 2 Personal Logo (Avatar/Monogram) This project was a little different than the rest. In this project, I exported my bitmoji from Snapchat, and cropped it out using Photoshop. From this, I placed my bitmoji into the template and edited the text to my name. This project allowed me to utilize templates to edit text and personalize my image.

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“The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”

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Hello, my name is Alex Truong. The image above is my “Epic Life Poster.” These pictures start off from the day I was born to me in the present. My life has been crazy! While doing this project, many memories came up. See the very top one of me in my cap and gown, that was me at my 8th grade graduation. My middle school trip up to graduation was rough, but I still made it. I went through many failures and adversities, but that still didn’t stop me from continuing to work hard and be successful.

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The 2 photos on the left and right of me wearing a black outfit with the number, 3697 portrays me at a 4 mile run for charity. I ran to support the NFL Player, Patrick Daniel Tillman, who was shot by friendly fire at war. The bottommost photos were of me at a very young age, most likely 3-4 years old. I don’t remember much of that time period, but I’m sure I was happy for the most part. Most of these pictures were taken during my summer vacation at Alaska.

Alex Truong • Period 3

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These pictures represent my life from when I was born to the person I am today. I remember the old me. I was very needy, begged for toys, and couldn’t be independent. Over the years, I’ve learned many skills that allowed me to be independent and be able to survive almost on my own. I am capable of making money to support my parents, cook my own breakfast, be responsible academically, and even take care of the house while my parents are gone.

“The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”

Overall, my life has been enjoyable from crying as a baby for food to me being able to accept contracts from freelancing and making money to help support my parents. My parents helped shaped me into the person I am today.

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S No one likes plastic pollution.

L F t t i T t M u

So go FANPLASTIC!

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Alex Truong • Period 3

May 17, 2019


Semester 1 Projects

Line Art project For this project, I was instructed to do a trace on a picture using the pen tool. For my reference image, I was in Washington D.C. This was a fireplace taken at a tour of George Washington’s Mansion. This was my first time using the Pen Tool in Illustrator.

Block Style Illustration For this project, I was instructed to make an image trace of my reference image that I took in Cancun. The reference image was a picture of an anteater. This project was fairly easier to finish compared to the rest of my projects shown later.

Dirty Water Drop For this project, I used an online tutorial to illustrate this dirty water drop. This also was fairly easy since we had direct instructions on how to draw each section of the water drop.

Charactoon 1 For this project, I had online instructions on how to do each step correctly to draw this fox. This also was fairly easy since we had direct instructions on how to draw each section of the fox.

Charactoon 2 For this project, I had online instructions on how to do each step correctly to draw this penguin. This project was also fairly easy since we had direct instructions on how to draw each section of the penguin.

Personal Logo For this project, I had to start everything off from scratch. It took a long process to think of a unique logo that also describes my personality as well as my company well. The bottom portion of the logo is the letter, “A” while the top portions are the letter, “T”, representing my initials.

“The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”

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Our business is called Fanplastic. We have created a product, shoes made of plastic. We have made these shoes to address the problem of plastic pollution We have created a new and innovative way to reuse plastic thrown away and used it to create comfortable and stylish shoes. The consumer would be able to order these shoes directly from our website, and these shoes would be affordable as well, starting at $15.

Year-long Reflections Overall, this year has been an amazing experience for me. Having this class on my schedule was doubtful at first as I heard many bad “reviews” about this class. Over time, I have no regrets taking Web and Social Media 1. It helped me learn how to create things such as a user-interface, edit photos, trace photos using the pentool, use tools in PhotoShop, etc. Photoshop has allowed me to learn how to use tools such as quick-select, crop tool, layer masks, etc to greatly enhance the quality of my image. Illustrator has allowed me to

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greatly use the pen tool to trace my images and create Line Art Illustrations. The people in this class have been very supportive and helpful in guiding me how to utilize these softwares to edit and create amazing images. Overall, my experience has been wonderful. Not only have I made many new friends, but I’ve also improved upon my skills in editing and improving the quality of photos. The NFTE and CooperHewitt competition has also helped me greatly at creating solutions to an existing problem and understand the skills needed to start a potential business.

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