The AVE poster was homework set for the Christmas break holidays. Students created a poster from scratch, choosing any style or theme freely. It was recommended that inspiration be drawn from posters found on Pinterest.
Really enjoyable project, I experimented with several images for my background before deciding on my final one! It was great fun, I had to test what worked best, particularly when considering how to compliment the background with text.
Several things I had to account for when dealing with the font – weight, balance and contrast of color and styles.
I also added rulers in as guidelines to create a margin, this allowed me to maintain the composition and alignment of all text. Continue reading A.V.E Poster
Using Photoshop, students learnt how to use the mask and channel tools.
The mask tool allows students to add a mask to a layer, meaning portions of the layer can be selectively hidden or revealed. The benefits of masking allows multiple photos to be combined into a single image.
Channels are responsible for storing the color information for images, these include RBG – (red.blue,green) and CMYK (cyan,magenta,green,black) When selecting an area in the image, a new channel will open and this will b saved as Alpha. Continue reading Indian Head Dress
Free period to catch up on any outstanding work
I joined another class and watched Mark (Lecturer) pour a can of beans onto a scanner, in an effort to find something interesting in the image once it was uploaded to the screen. Other images included his face, biscuits and flowers. 😀
Week two of this module began with an introduction to the LRC, information was given to students on how best to access all our resources through the use of ‘moodle’ and other online e-resources/libraries. In addition it was explained how to navigate through the library to find a particular book or genre by its reference number. Continue reading Masks & Layers
Week 1 of Pixel Base Imaging was an introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC. The aim of the lesson was to learn the fundamentals of the software and to navigate around the toolbars efficiently by using an extensive range of shortcuts such as Command N to create a new file, Command D for deselect and Command T to transform etc. Continue reading Vector-fy!