This is the rough draft of my photo collage. I chose to theme my collage after the Marine Corps because I am hoping to become a Marine Corps officer upon graduation from Washington State University. I used http://www.dotgovwatch.com/, http://www.dot.gov/grow-america, http://www.dvidshub.net/ as resources to find the pictures that I used in my collage. The emblem in the top right corner is the Marine Corps’ emblem. The picture to the left of the Marine Corps emblem is a picture of a officer saluting, this picture shows a little of how the Marine Corps operates, with honor and respect. In the bottom left corner is the emblem for the Marine Corps base in Quantico Virginia where many members of the Marine Corps are trained. Underneath the quote there is a picture of a Marine Corps rifleman and a Marine Corps tank. Both of these pictures show the power, specialty and skill of the Marine Corps, both on their own through the rifleman and with technology through the tank. In the bottom right corner there is a picture of the US Marine Corps War Memorial near Washington D.C. being a memorial this picture shows the United States appreciation for the Marine Corps and what the Corps has done for the United States during times of war. The quote is by John Paul Jones, a famous Captain during the American Revolution. “I have not yet begun to fight” was Captain John Paul Jones response when he was asked to surrender by an English vessel. I chose to integrate the pictures as if they were part of the American Flag to show how the Marine Corps and the military as a whole are part of the nation in an intimate way. I used the blend tool to lessen or increase the dark or light colors seen in each picture in order to make it appear that the pictures were part of the American flag. I also added a shadow to most of the pictures and had to erase the background on some in order to make them fit in as seamless as possible.I Used levels to add different levels of light and opacity to pictures until I felt that the pictures blended together well. I enjoyed working on this rough draft and look forward to improving the collage.