I have just made it through week two of uni. It makes me laugh when we get back from uni break and we just jump straight back into things. There is no introduction to the subject, because we just continue on from where we left off and just keep developing and building on what we already know. I am also slowly having to reduce the amount of socialising I am doing and trying to better my time managing skills so that I can be more productive. Hashtag fashion school lyf.
This semester in CAD computer aided design we are learning Photoshop. I really enjoy CAD classes and am really enjoying photoshopping images.
The left image above is from Style.com and it’s from the Thom Brown F13 RTW collection which was totally one of my favourite collections ever. And the image on the left is my photoshop, collage of the same image. I think the skirt part on my image, is either a Dior dress or Valentino from the most current Couture shows.
I also made some funny ones where I photoshopped a photo of me into a photo of James Franco and we look like we are a couple and in love i wish we actually were because he is so perfect and beautiful and clever and talented. And on another one, i gave my self blue ends on my hair like Kylie Jenner had, I also photoshopped a Comme Des Garcons heart onto my top and added circles with all my friends photos all around me. It was fun. So you may see some more of these in days to come.
Want to know what my favourite day of the year is?
It is the day this book comes out. The Age Good Cafe Guide. This is the third year that I have bought it, and I can say without a doubt that it has improved my life. Seriously.
Basically what I do is, I pick one highlighter colour, and I turn to the back (there is an alphabetical listing of all the cafes reviewed in the book) and I highlight all the cafes that I have been to. Then because I’m slightly kooky, I count how many cafes there are (this new one has 311) and then I count how many I have been to ( I have been to 80 in this book) and then I start my mission. And then I get a new highlighter colour and highlight all the new ones I go to.
My mission is to drink all the coffee in Melbourne. No, not really. But actually each year I try and go to all the cafes listed in the guide. It’s actually really fun, and it’s cool because Matt Holden and his team do a great job and pick really good cafes.
So this new guide came out this week and I bought it at Dymocks for $9.95. If you can wait ( I couldn’t), you can buy it with The Age on Sunday for $5.00.
The coloured squares may all look the same to you but I can assure you they are not.
In my computer aided design class we were given 5 swatches of coloured fabrics and needed to create the same colour on illustrator with slight variation by adjusting the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (Black) ) percentages.
Then we had to print our colours and see whether the colour of the swatch matched the colour of the print out.
In the photo is my first attempt. I got close but not close enough.