Leaving Home

So it’s the summer after graduating Grade 12. We’re all getting ready to go to college and university,  and I’m excited. I’m excited because I finally get to do coding to get my university degree for Desktop Publishing. I’m also excited because when I get a job, I’ll be able to save money to build computers on the side and sell them, making more of a profit. As I get more and more into money-making, I plan on modifying any vehicle I own and putting them in shows and races. Yes, I understand that it may take a while, say about 5 years, but it’s what I want to do, and with the mindset that I have, I can make it happen. Besides, it takes money to make money. You have to spend money to get to a certain part of your life when you want to race and build computers, half of which is for a living, and the other half for fun. In the end, I’m not afraid because I know I can accomplish the goals I want to achieve in life.

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

What is it?:  This scholarshi[ was named in honour after Alexander Rutherford, a man who had the distinction of being Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education, he was known for his strong support of public education, particularly the U of A and his active involvement in community affairs.

What’s it’s purpose?: to recognize and award academic achievement of senior high school students and encourage them to pursue post-secondary studies.

What’s it’s value?: $2,500

How do you make yourself eligible?: Apply once your high school transcript marks are available and when you are enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.

Favorite Hobbies

  1. Video games: My number one hobby is playing video games. I play all kinds of video game genres such as First Person Shooters, Racing, Sandbox, Adventure, Action, etc. One of my all-time favorites, other than Minecraft, is the entire Need For Speed series. Sure, it may all just be racing to some people, but in the most recent game, Heat, you can do legalized day racing, and in the night you can do illegal street racing, allowing cops to chase after you. After a long period of time, if you haven’t yet gotten rid of the cops, your heat will go up depending on how long it may take you.

2. Motorsports: One of my other favorite hobbies is motorsports. When I talk about motorsports, I mean going out back-40 camping with my parents and going quadding with my parents and other friends. Usually, when we go camping and quadding we plan on going through mud puddles and other stuff, otherwise known as mudding. Normally we go quadding out in the mountains, and when we go to the mountains, there’s mud, rivers, nooks and crannies, etc. What makes all of this fun is the fact that you get stuck sometimes and get to see the other struggle to get their machine out from the mud.

3. Guitar: Another favorite hobby of mine is playing the guitar. Even though I don’t have a guitar teacher, I try to teach myself by listening to the chords of the lead guitar. Most of the music I listen to is either classic rock or new rock. I started trying to play at the age of 12 when I got my first guitar for my birthday and I’ve had the same guitar ever since. The guitar I have is a George Washburn Limited (GWL) Electric. When I get better at playing the guitar, I plan on learning how to play the drums because I find playing the drums would be entertaining for myself.

GIMP Photoshopping – How To Make a “Find The 6 Differences” Picture

Some people think puzzles are fun, others, well… Not so much. But finding six differences in a picture can sometimes be easy OR hard, but mine is BOTH! All I really needed to do for this assignment was change color in certain areas, the REAL thing that was hard was to be VERY detailed for the specific areas of the picture I wanted to be color changed, and what I mean by “detailed” is that I had to look for EVERY specific angle of the specific item I wanted to color change, but of course, I can’t mention which part it was, so my hint is that “they grow in Florida, and they have thorns.” Once you find it, look VERY CLOSELY at the difference, there are angles that were VERY hard for me to find on that object! The irony of something easy to find is that it is sometimes hard to edit! Here’s the original image to get a hint:

Original image of “Find The 6 Differences”

All I had to do was select a specific image, now obviously I won’t show which ones because… Well… DUH! However, I CAN show you what I did to edit the image! The one MAIN step I had to do throughout this ENTIRE assignment was to use “Hue-Saturation” for the objects I selected:

Color change is the KEY to “Find The 6 Differences”

Unfortunately, I can’t show anything else other than this. If this was a different assignment I would show more screenshots, but as this post is titled “Find The 6 Differences” YOU must find what I have done.

This is the photo I had decided to edit using GIMP. You’re probably thinking that this is an easy photo to edit, but with the objects that I (emphasize on the I) decided to edit, at least 3/4 of the angles I had to get at weren’t easy to get at all, especially when the angles feel like they’re only 10 degrees, yes, at LEAST that much was that hard to edit! But enough talk already! It’s time for YOU to FIND THE 6 DIFFERENCES! This is what you must work with (original = top, edit = bottom):

Final outcome of “Find The 6 Differences”

 

GIMP Photoshopping – (BONUS ROUND – BeFunky) How To Make Your Own Bucket List Collage

For my final post about GIMP photoshopping, unfortunately, GIMP isn’t actually capable of creating collages, so, therefore, I used a website called “BeFunky” to get the job done.

On my own bucket list, I found what I wanted to do before I die, and that is of the following:

Own the Koenigsegg Agera RSR
Own the first 2020 Shelby Super Snake F-150
Build my own $25,000 gaming PC
Go on a race track

 

After finding the images  I wanted, I started my collage. I’ve never used Be Funky before, and I have to say, it was VERY simple! The only thing I truly needed to do was left OR right-click on the square I wanted to put an image in and then add subtitles to the image. And why I say that it was very simple to do is because there’s literally nothing hard about it! This is what it looks like when you start:

EASY!

Once I added the four photos into the collage, I edited them to have subtitles into the pictures and my end result was better than I anticipated, really! It looked like this:

End results of collage

I have to say, for a collage maker, this was one of the best, or maybe even THE best I have ever used! If YOU want to try, by all means! The website is called BeFunky and it is, once again, VERY easy to use!

GIMP Photoshopping – How To Color Change Images

Where I got the original image.

The original image is a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport:

The second image was used with an editing process called “curves”. This allows me to change the brightness of the image:

 

The third image gets a little bit more interesting, this image was photoshopped to look like a different vehicle wrap with a different color background. To achieve this, I went under the option called “colors” and chose “Hue-Saturation” to make the image look different, and this is what I have achieved:

Last but not least, to make the colors of the image to look a little bit more vivid, again I went under “colors” and instead of “Hue-Saturation”, I selected “Brightness-Contrast” and achieved a more vivid image, so now the image looks like this:

Color changed 2017 Corvette Grand Sport

This is just the beginning of my photoshop work using GIMP, my next assignment I wish to create a much harder photoshopped image of duplicated images of myself.