What have you learnt abouttechnologies from the processof constructing this product?
Adobe Photoshop• Adobe Photoshop is aprofessional software. Itworked efficiently for me tocreate professional imagesfast and effectively.• I learnt how to exportimages and convert theminto a JPEG’s.• I learnt how to put depth inmy images by using thecolour gradient toolcreatively. This made myimages look professional.Photoshop was amain software Iused in theproduction of mymagazine.
BlogSpot• I have found www.blogspot.com, useful whilst producing myproduct because it has enabledme to organise my work andcreate a chronological order ofmy research and products.• I have learnt how to edit theHTML and embed helpfulpowerpoints, videos and prezi’sto my blog.• I now understand how toarrange my blog so the contentis clear and understandable.This is thelayout formy blogger.
Prezi• www.prezi.com was a veryuseful website to create mybrainstorms because it was asimple yet creative programmeto follow to express my ideas.• Prezi was a creative way topublish my work I hadresearched and evaluated.• I learnt how to add a path to mypresentation to allow my work tobe seen in chronological order.Snapshots ofmy prezi’s Ihave created.
YouTube• I have learnt how to upload videos in their appropriate formatso that I could embed them into my blog posts.• It was useful learning about the video so in the future I willunderstand and be able to create my own to embed into myblog• I can now edit information on a video to change necessarywords or sentences.
Slideshare• Slideshare was a useful media technology due to it allowingme to covert my PowerPoint presentations into a morecompatible format so I could embed it properly into my blog.• I learnt how to create an account efficiently so I was able toupload a PowerPoint effectively and quickly.• I found using Slideshare relatively straight forward due to itbeing similar to YouTube, therefore embedding my work wasas easy and efficient.
InDesign• I constructed the contents page and double page spreadusing InDesign software due to it being more text basedcompared to Adobe Photoshop.• I learnt how to import my front cover – which was created inPhotoshop. This joint all my 4 pages together.• InDesign was useful for grouping and scaling texts andimages together. Nevertheless, the resolution was greatlysmaller for images, therefore photos were pixelated attimes.
Internet Explorer• I used Internet Explorer as mymain use of finding outprimary and secondaryresearch such as; magazinelayouts and stereotypicaltribes.• I learnt how to researchproperly into different areasfor my product, such as;finding out particular ownersfor magazines.• Internet Explorer helped mycomplete myresearch, nevertheless, its not100% reliable and had poorquality images at times.Findingresearch wasfast andefficient
Microsoft Word• I used Microsoft Word to create my questionnaire for myprimary research.• Due to their being no voice overs or video recordings Ibelieve the questionnaire was a hard way to find outwhat my target audience wanted leaving it ratherlimited, due to not seeing the readers attitude towardsthe question.
Microsoft PowerPoint• Microsoft PowerPoint wasrather useful when researchingvarious topics into myproduct, it allowed me toshow my ideas on a slideshowto express my work and beseen creatively.• Picture A is an example inwhich way I used to share myresearch on my blog.• I then learnt how to upload mypresentations to Slideshare tothen be embedded into myblog, which was a familiarprocess as YouTube.MicrosoftPowerPoint wasuseful whenpresenting myresearch ideas.
Canon• I used the canon camera formy practise and final photoshoot for my final magazineproduct.• I learnt how to take imagesprofessionally using thirds –this allows you to get theright eyeline in the image.• I understood how to zoom inand zoom out to get theimage I wanted, so morethan one object or personwas suitable in the frame.This is the camera Iused to take myimages for my finalproduct