Last Weekly Summary

It will be last weekly summary for Noir106. It was really wonderful to have this class. Even though there were lots of assignments to do but they were really fun to do and workable assignments. For last two weeks, I had worked on new case, which was Finding Noircat. I uploaded four status for this case. Since I had worked on another case, From Russia with Love, it was much easier than before. I really enjoyed to making up my own story based on given evidences.

New Case: Where is Noircat?

Where are you going Noircat?

About Noircat

Finally

I also uploaded to JBrown’s Law Agency website.

After that, I came up with two ideas for daily creates, and two ideas for assignment bank. I enjoyed with working with visual assignments, so most of ideas that I came up with were related to photoshop.

First Daily Create Idea

Second Daily Create Idea

First Assignment Idea

Second Assignment Idea 

Lastly, I made tutorial for the applications that I had been used to complete assignments. I made tutorial for Adobe Photoshop and Audacity.

Tutorial: Photoshop

Tutorial: Audacity 

 

It was really fun to complete different assignments and I had learned a lot about Noir and other programs that I never used before. I would probably regret if I did not take this class! I’m so glad I took this class and finished it!

Tutorial: Audacity

1. After you downloaded Audacity, open up this application and you will see this empty space.

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2. To record your voice or any sound you want click the red circle at the top.

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3. When you click it, it will automatically start recording.

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4. If you record several time you will get several tracks. If you want them to be a single track, you highlight the region and copy it. And then paste it in wherever you want it to be.

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5. Also, if you want to change a voice pitch, highlight the region where you want to make a change and click Effect and Change Pitch.

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6. When you click it you will see the pop-up page as shown below. If you want to change a voice from man to woman, change the frequency from 0 to about 20 or higher. If you want opposite change, from woman to man, change the frequency from 0 to about -20 or lower.

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7. When you finished editing sound, click file and export audio. Write a name of your sound and make sure that it is in MP3 file.

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8. After you clicked okay, you are done!

 

Finally.

When I got close to his house, I heard noircat sound! So I rang a bell and a stranger came out. And behind him, I saw noircat who I was looking for! GREEN EYES! So I asked stranger that where did he get a noircat and he said that when he was shopping in downtown, this noircat and dog were walking around so he gave some food to them and then he returned to his house, the noir cat was following him. He did not know that he was following so he tried to return him but he did not go anywhere.

So Mr. Stranger, noircat, and I went to Maggie’s house and gave noircat back. I came back to my place and looked through the evidence that client gave to me, and figured out that the black dog with Groom was tried to tell us Noircat was following Mr. Stranger.

And I heard good news from Maggie. Right after Noircat came back, the noircat was starting to appear on the birthday cards that she received.

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I guess when Noircat goes far away from his house, all factors that are related to him would be disappear. I’m glad he is back! :)

 

About Noircat.

Noircat… After I found some evidence of where did he go, I tried to figure out why did he follow a stranger man and where are they now. As I was struggling with these questions, I got an e-mail about Maggie’s Noircat.

It explains his characteristics briefly. hopefully it helps to find him.

After I see the CCTVs, I went back to Fredericksburg downtown to search for more evidence. This time, I printed out the picture of him and went into the stores to ask if they have seen noircat before.

I went in to one of the market store and show his picture to owner.

From the  conversation with owner, I could figure out where the stranger is living. So I went to his right away!

Tutorial: Photoshop

For tutorial, I want to talk about the Adobe Photoshop that I always used to complete the assignment.

1. Put two picture together as layer.

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2. To erase the white background, choose magic eraser tool.

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3. After you click the magic eraser tool, click the white surface to erase it. You can choose the tolerance at the top.

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4. To move around the top layer of the click the mouse shape at the top left corner and move it wherever you want it to be located.

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5. To change the color of the top layer photo, click the color box which is located at the bottom left corner. Make sure that the top layer is high lighted. You can check it at right side.

6. When you click the top color box, you will see the new window that can change the color that you want.

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7. After you chose the color click the paint bucket tool to fill the surface with the color you chose.

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8. As same as magic eraser tool, you can change the tolerance.

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9. After these fixation, you will get the photo you want!

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Where are you going Noircat?

I tried to find the CCTVs around the UMW. I found that there is downtown around the school, so I went there and looked at all the CCTVs and I found a very important scene so I captured it.

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Can you see that Noircat is walking with the dog that I saw on the video that was taken from Groom. However, I found one more scene from the CCTV which was Noircat is following a stranger. Here’s the scene that I captured from the CCTV.

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With the last picture I became assured that Noircat is now with stranger. He might follow him or someone took him.

Where does he live? If Noircat followed him, why did he follow?

 

JBrown’s Law Agency: Where are you going Noircat?