Compositing with Word Processor

As a General Manager, I am often tasked with creating flyers for special events. This is when my background in communications technology comes in handy.

But since my office computer isn’t  equipped with Photoshop, Illustrator, or other precision editing software, I work with what I have.

Sometimes, that’s Microsoft Paint, Picasa, or Word Processor. There are simple templates readily available in Word, but I prefer to create my own layout. A good editor (with the right image files) can make anything possible!

Below is a sample of what can be created with png files, using Microsoft Word.

Tips:
1) Use .png files that have transparent background. Transparent background makes it easier to layer, regardless of the color of the background

2) For successful layering, right click image (once pasted on Word) and select “send to back”/”move behind text” option. This will allow you to move the image freely.

3) Don’t be afraid to overlap, rotate, and flip images!

Limitations:

1) Since Word is not a precision editing software, there are limits to how many layers of images can overlap.

2) If you can’t find vector files with transparent backgrounds, images with colored background will have to be “sent to the back”.

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Disclaimer: Each image were individually layered to create unique layout. I do not claim to have created the images, nor am I involved with the Disney/Pixar movie. This flyer will not be mass produced, and is only posted here for educational purposes.

 

Nassau County Women of The World “Think Big” Fine Art & Photography Exhibit 2015

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“Unspeakable Love” (click on image to view album)

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”
– Washington Irving

The Nassau County “Women Of The World – Think Big!” Fine Art and Photography Exhibit, March 3, 2015; featured Long Island’s nominated women artists & photographers. This was a grand opportunity to connect with other Nassau County artists, while emphasizing the importance of Arts in the community.

Special Thanks To: Nassau County Comptroller- Hon. George Maragos; WOW Exhibit Curator & Artist- Jill Rader Levine; Model & Friend- Jazmine Gonzalez

 

Media Portfolio

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Nassau County Women of the World Fine Art and Photography Exhibit//Received March 2015

This page contains samples of my work in media and communications:

  1. LBLCA: Photo Albums (2013-March 2015)
  2. LBLCA: Newsletter Sample (Winter 2014)
  3.  LBLCA: Website, Instagram (2013-March 2015)
  4.  Freelance Photography (outdated)
  5. WordPress Blog: Sample 
  6.  WordPress Blog: Foreign Film Fan (outdated)
  7.  WordPress ePortfolio : storyboard, fine art, script…etc (outdated)
  8. LinkedIn Profile 

Non Profit Photography

As the Multimedia Director for the Long Beach Latino Civic Association, I am privileged to be the “online voice” that bridge the gap between the organization and the community they serve.

Although I am fortunate enough to be get paid for this position, I volunteer my time, energy and skills by photographing special events and programs the LBLCA provides, supports or manages.

I’ve been so busy on the clock (and off the clock) that I haven’t had the time to update my own blog/website.

Below are a few albums of the events I’ve photographed for the LBLCA.  For the complete collection of albums, visit: LBLCA Albums

 

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Martin Luther King Center 2015

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Thanksgiving Food Drive 2014

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Free Citizenship Assistance 2014

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Superstorm Sandy 2 Year Anniversary 2014

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LBLCA Gala 2014

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Long Beach Arts & Crafts Fair 2014

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