The Blog<br />A detailed account for my production through my magazine coursework.<br />This was first time using a blog so I started with quite a lack of knowledge on how to use one. Even something as simple as uploading a picture was a task but as the weeks went past I learnt how to embed audio and video files onto the blog. This has made me become more familiar with the blog allowing me to work efficiently when given a task to do on it.<br />
Adobe Audition<br />I used this to upload my recordings from my Focus Groups Questions from the Edirol and edited the pieces of audio so I had only the bits I needed or that had the most information.<br />This was also my first time using Adobe Audition so I gained a considerable number of editing skills. <br />When I finished editing the audio pieces I upload them to www.edublogs.tv where I could then embed them to my blog.<br />
Edirol<br />This is the recording device I use to record my Focus Group questions onto.<br />
Adobe Photoshop<br />I used Adobe Photoshop to alter and edit my front page, contents page and main article. I have learnt a considerable number of new Photoshop skills including how to resize and manipulate photos text.<br />Here are my preliminary pages and next to them are the final magazine pages. I’ve learnt a lot since the preliminaries.<br />
Editing<br />After<br />Before<br />The original picture taken in the MPA room of the CLC.<br />Cropped and resized with the “Cut Out” filter added to it.<br />
Uploading<br />I used these sites to upload my presentations and audio files to my blog. I did this by uploading the files to the site and copying an pasting the embed code so it would show up on my blog.<br />
Microsoft Word<br />Microsoft Word was used to type up my main article. I was able to check for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and edit the font size so it would be easy enough to read when transferred to the Photoshop version.<br />
Microsoft Powerpoint<br />This was used to create presentations and create catalogues of all my research into simple slideshows. This made my blog look neater and not so cluttered up with words everywhere. <br />
Microsoft Excel<br />I used Microsoft Excel to develop charts for my Audience Questionnaires. I felt this was an accurate piece of software to use because it was able to calculate percentages for my categories which made the process a whole lot smoother.<br />
HTC Hero Mobile Phone<br />I did not have Photoshop at home, so I lost time that could’ve been spent on the magazine. There were several pictures I took on my phone I decided to play around with since the phone has a mini version of Photoshop. It was very limited but allowed to create a picture which I would've considered to use on my contents page.<br />Before<br />After<br />
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