Welcome to Our Class Blog

We are an International School located in Yangon, Myanmar. This blog is a collaboration between Thalun secondary students (grades 7-11) and their teachers. Please check back often to learn more about us and to read our posts.  You can also find our class links and see a detailed week by week lesson plan of what we are learning here.

It’s all about the curves 😉

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As my free trial of Photoshop expired right after the last project, I switched to gimp. That is not at all, a reasonable excuse to stop creating another email and signing up for another trial; I encountered the “FOSS” philosophy, also known as “Free and open source software,” at a linux forum. It did not so sound convincing to switch over to gimp, but the fact still remains that there are people out there, developing ‘FOSS’ everyday for the good of everyone. Gimp is one of them: I did little research and was able to achieve these results. Continue reading

Black and white, except it isn’t

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I’m glad this turned out like this. I used a technique our teacher Mrs. Kristen tough us. It’s a black and white picture with certain colors popping through. I chose warm colors like red and orange to pop out so it can contrast with the black and white background.

 

This picture is one I took during the Week Without Walls school trip to Mandalay. These are traditional puppets, and since they are very colorful, I decided to do this on them. Some of them have lots of warm colors on them but some barely have any.

 

What I did was have two layers. One original one with color and another black and white. Then if you use the eraser tool, the black and white layer will go away and the colored layer will come through. So you can pick and choose which parts of the picture will be colored and others to be black and white. I did this on GIMP which is a photo editing program we all used.

 

Ruling Over the Universe Feels Great

Hello there, my name is John and I would like to tell you about my GIMP project. Here are three pictures of me at different power levels. First I am at normal monster levels. Next I am a star buster. ( Which means I can destroy stars with ease ) . Finally I am at multiverse levels. I can destroy multiple universes, hence the name. These pictures were edited in GIMP with ONLY copyright free photos. That’s about it and I will see you next time!