So, it’s been a long couple days, where I’ve mostly just been sleeping and eating delicious foods. Not that that isn’t what I do normally, just now I’m at home so it’s making assignments even more tiring. You know? Anyway, I decided to do the Consumer Mashup assignment (3 stars). For this assignment, we had to think of a place where we normally buy stuff, and then think of what we normally buy there, and mash them together into a nice little logo.
I chose to use Giant, because despite living on the other side of campus, I go there pretty much all the time. It’s part of my “I eat all the time” quota. And what do I eat more of than ice cream.
I probably eat ice cream way too often, and I don’t know why. It’s just so good, you know? I get ice cream almost every time I go to Giant, so that’s got to be my biggest purchase.
I decided to take the little fruit pieces/feathers (depending on how you see the logo) and turn them into an ice cream sundae, with a little cherry on top. Typically I just buy little pints of Ben and Jerry’s (Chubby Hubby is the best flavor), but I didn’t think that would translate as well into the design.
Step 1: Find the logo in a decent size. I used this image from google.
(Decent size can translate to whatever you want, but I try to use bigger images. Scaling a large image down turns out much cleaner than scaling a small image up)
Step 2: Open GIMP and paste the image into a new file
Step 3: Take the little fruits/feathers, use the rotate tool and the scale tool until they were the way I wanted them
Step 4: Select one of the little scoops of ice cream using the wand tool, then go to Colors > Colorize and fiddle around with them until they’re whatever color
Step 5: I decided to just free hand a little cherry on top
Step 6: Then export the file and voila, it’s done!