Adobe Photoshop CS3 Adobe Photoshop has enabled me to create a professional and realistic music magazine. Unlike other pieces of software such as Microsoft Publisher, Photoshop uses a variety of tools to assist me in the development stage of my magazine. The range of tools is endless but the most helpful in my opinion is the quick select tool. This tool enables to quickly “paint” a selection using an adjustable round brush tip. As you drag, the selection expands outward and automatically finds and follows defined edges in the image. I can then select areas that I do not want in my image and delete them, to be provided with an image without a background or visa versa. 7 Another helpful tool is text effects. Instead of using standard fonts, I can use the font and create a 3D image that captivates the reader. This makes my magazine look more realistic and professional. Coupled with text wrapping, this allows the text to be wrapped around the picture in columns and fill all the available space to use. In tern this allows me to avoid having blank spaces and instead fill the space up with images or more text if needed.
Adobe Premier CS3 It is a timeline-based video editing software application. This has been effective in putting together pieces of my evaluation so that it is in one video. The simplicity of the software enabled me to effectively and efficiently put together a short video explaining my research and why I came up the product that I did. I could also import AVI videos that I have made, and simply place them in an appropriate order that tells the sequence of events. I can also edit out bits of video that I do not want, making a final video that I need. Moreover, I can overlay an image with a piece of audio which looks professional.
Prezi Although PowerPoint in very good at making slideshows that can be shown to an audience, Prezi is a new online slideshow format that enables all work to be saved online and on one big document. Instead of separate slides, you are provided with one page in which you are given the license to import YouTube videos, or images from Google or in face your own documents. You can also create a path so each section goes from one to another. This gave a professional appearance and also excitement which once was another boring presentation
Blogger / Google Blogger is where I have uploaded all of my work. It is useful as I can easily post any of work on there without having to wait long for loading and know how to use. By posting Diary Entries, I can effectively see what I have done that lesson, and what needs to be done. I also label my work so that if I need to make adjustments I can find it easily, it also organises the Blog. Google (search engine) has enabled me to research similar products to mine and also simply use information to increase the standard of my own magazine.
Canon DSLR Having up to 3.7fps shooting this camera could effectively give me clear images with very high resolution. It made the images stand out simultaneously making them seem more professional. It also combines exceptional still shooting with the ability to shoot Full HD (1080p) videoand selectable frame rates. You can also shoot high speed 50/60fps movies at 720P for when the action is really fast. An HDMI connection allows High Definition playback of footage and images on any HDTV. All of these features made it easy to shoot video that I could then upload to Premier and edit efficiently.