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Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica created by Brad Kozlek
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Not Really A Bad Photo

Original DS106 Assignment: Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica (2 stars)

For this bad photo, I used an old photo I had that is funny, but had no real use because it is bad quality. I took the photo, added a filter that …

It’s A Bad, Bad Photo

This was fun. No pressure because I didn’t have to find a good photo to work with. I could relax and look for one of my lamest photos, and I found one that is just blobs of plants and a sputtering of water with no context or depth. Bob Ross …

We All See the Bars

The prompt

I’m not going to lie, I chose this prompt because it looked easy. Then I realized I would somehow have to take a “bad” photo on purpose. I’m not good at that. I ended up taking this with my hand on the chain link fence on Ball Circle …

Everyday Value

As I scrolled through my camera roll for this visual assignment (2 stars), I found this picture from my landing flight into Akita, Japan after my 3-day weekend trip to Tokyo in late November. It’s a pretty bad picture, but I thought it caught Akita’s rural beauty just right.

I …

Vintage Photo

I found a photo on my phone that was not the best quality. I thought it would be a good photo to add a vintage style on it especially with the moon and clouds in it. I put the image in Photo Image Editor Pixelstyle and added a text to …

Deep Thoughts [??]

This visual assignment challenged me to think DEEP! Okay, maybe the opposite. But I did have a lot of fun with this one.

The challenge behind this assignment was to pick out a bad photo, apply a vintage effect, and then add some sort of ‘deep thought.’

Are you ready …

Brooding on the Metro


This assignment was worth 2 stars I had to take a bad picture add a vintage effect on it and write something moody in a bland font. It was pretty easy I went through pictures I had on my computer and found one where I had accidentally taken a …

bad edit

I literally did what the assignment said: 

“Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica”

So in order to do this assignment I looked through my phone because I end up with random blurry pictures pretty often. My camera can load kinda slow sometimes so …

Head up Princess, or the Crown Slips

Just a friendly reminder.

Is Helvetica a Good Font?

For another assignment this week I decided to take on the bluntly named Pick a Bad Photo, Apply a Vintage Effect and Write Something in Helvetica. The directions for the assignment was essentially the title chose a random photo give it an effect and add some Helvetica text. (Personally …

An Inspiring Bad Photo

One of the assignments that caught my eye was strikingly simple.  Pick a bad photo, apply a vintage effect, and write something in helvetica.  It seemed like a brilliant way to highlight how easy it is to make something inspiring.  Just make it look like it was meant to …

Bad Photo, Good Quote

Visual Assignment:

Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica

So I decided to do this assignment because honestly I forgot to do 2 more stars for my character. Oops! But I wanted to do this because her motto in life means a lot to …

Something in Helvetica

This post is a visual assignment for the week of 1-26 to 2-1 and is worth 2 points.

I chose to do this one because the title/ prompt made me laugh:


Here is my interpretation:

Note: I had to use Helvlight, since apparently Helvetica is extremely hard to find …

Bad Helvetica/Monkey See, Monkey Do.

I’ve already done my 3 assignments, but Bree did this one and I thought it was hilarious– so I had to do it too.

The assignment‘s called “Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect, And Write Something In Helvetica.”

Not much question about what to do there.

I’m …

Bad Helvetica Picture

The instructions for this assignment were pretty straightforward. “That’s it. Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica”. That’s verbatim.

I started out with picking my picture. The whole “Bad Photo” thing is incredibly subjective. After thumbing through some pictures I took of a nearly …

Nothing Is Worth More Than Today

So far is the ds106zone I’ve been gravitating towards the creepy and this is my attempt to break out of the stereotype. Being an hobbyist photographer I have more than my fair share of bad photos so the Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In

ds106 Assignment B (Coleman)- Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica

I chose to do the assignment where you pick a photo that you felt was bad, edit it with some sort of vintage effect, and add text in the helvetica font.


Design Create #1: Do I still hate GIMP?

I hate GIMP. Every single version of GIMP I have used in the past was frustrating. Tasks I found easy in photoshop seemed to have no equivalent in GIMP. However, I was willing to give the program a second chance.  I used the latest version to complete an assignment for …

Take a bad photo, apply a vintage effect, and write something in Helvetica

I know, I know, it looks like a sneaker commercial.

So first I took a photo that I didn’t really care for:

Less than compelling, I’m sure you’ll agree

So, I took this innocuous, thoroughly boring picture (although I kind of like that cloud?) and vintaged it up a bit.…

Never Grow Up

The next visual assignment that I choose this week was Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica which was worth two stars.

I choose a picture that I had taken of a play set last weekend when I was at the beach.  I edited …

Visual Assignment: Path Less Traveled; 2 Stars

I saw this assignment and saw a really awesome opportunity. I figured I would use one of my photos that I was less fond of, and incorporate it into an assignment. I figure it is best to make use of it rather than be ashamed of it. So I went…

Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something

This visual assignment was quite fun! I have recently become acquainted with disc golfing over the past year. I regularly take friends who have never gone before , this picture was from a trip in which, the star of the shot was still learning. The action picture did not turn…

Theodore Roosevelt and the Dakota Wilderness

Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica

I went on a trip to North Dakota to go hunting with my grandfather and took this picture. Didn’t really like the picture, but I do think it accurately represents ND, in that its sort of barren,…

Some Inspiration on a Wednesday

This assignment was Pick a Bad Photo and Apply a Vintage Effect. This was one of the easier of the assignments, especially after all the other experience I have had with Gimp this week. I chose kind of a boring photo  that I took of a bunch of rocks on…

Visual Assignment #1 – 2 Stars

Alright, here is my first attempt at a visual assignment.  For my first visual assignment, I’m choosing to do this one.  We are to pick a photo, apply a vintage effect and then add some Helvetica font to the photo.  This one actually took me a little bit of time…


I chose a blurry, badly accidentally taken photo of the ground and added the antique effect in iPhoto. Adding enough of the effect to make the photo look old, but not so much as to make it look like a sepia effect. I added text in photoshop as the finishing…

Day 60: Bad Photo, Vintage Effect & Helvetica challenge

Day 60′s assignment was: “ Make something that casts a shadow and document only the shadow.”
After procrastinating on this assignment, I finally dragged my friend’s sister into posing with me for a shadow photo. Then, since all the photos were kinda terrible, I decided to do Visual Assignment 52 …

Assignment 4 (part 4) – Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica

I took this photo a few weeks ago, using my Iphone . This is my cat Mr Dimples, and he likes to let his tongue hang sometimes. Anyways I thought I’d use it for this visual assignment. For this Assignment I used this Iphone app called Photo Studio and then…

Through the leaves

This picture was pretty stinky before. Which was sad because I took it because of the beautiful fall colors that were there it real life. Poor lighting really killed the picture. I think it is much improved by the changes to the color scheme and it makes a great background!…

Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica

Here’s something I did for one of my visual assignments. It was to take a bad photo and apply a vintage effect and write something in helvetica font. So i took this picture of a guinea pig in my pocket (don’t worry, no animals were harmed during this photo –…

Mr. Angel Mustache

The Assignment:
I decided to do Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica as my second ds106 assignment for the semester. The instructions are in the title.
My Response to the Assignment:
The Process:
Deciding to get a jump on my homework I turned…


You know what?If you’re getting Helvetica, it costs like HUNDREDS of bucks!!
AND if you’re getting a whole family, 1000 BUCKS!!  (And THAT’S for cheap, man!)
…WELL, that wasn’t a big issue for you guys who are Mac users…
(* Sorry!  I had to use Ariel instead of Helvetica!  DAMMIT!!)…

I Coulda Been a Contenda

I’m keeping up with Scottlo’s Productivity ds106 radio segments, where he plays music for 25 minutes and we try to get a task done. Here I am taking on the assignment bank from ds106. What is there to say about Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write…

DailyShoot 587 and Visual Assignment 3!

For my daily shoot assignment on something that shows attraction I decided to focus on the idea of magnetic attraction. I thought lots of people would do something dealing with attraction based on other people or something like that (not that there is anything wrong with that), so I decided…

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