• Photoshop is an extremely powerful application that's used by many professional
photographers and designers. It can be used for almost any kind of image editing,
such as touching up photos, creating high-quality graphics, and creating and
moulding piece of text, sometimes using graphics.
• In my time using Photoshop, I edited and cropped photographs to make them
suitable for my magazine, I managed text fonts and sizing, I created graphics to lift
my magazine up, I wrote entire articles and I have successfully created a
competent magazine cover, contents page and article.
• Photoshop essentially, like any image-editing program "alters" images like photos,
downloaded icons, or scanned artwork.Aside from altering images, Photoshop
has a vast array of tools that help you "create" images, text and graphics from
1THING I LEARNT FROM
PHOTOSHOP• One thing which I learnt from Photoshop was to create layers
and differentiate/edit them to make a successful magazine.
• InDesign is a desktop publishing software application
produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create things
like posters, flyers, magazines, newspapers, and books.
• In my time using InDesign, I have created text frame, written
an entire article using the software, managed large amounts
of texts at a time, I have wrapped text around a pre-made
Photoshop background and edited a storyline to create a
more smooth flowing article.
• In essence, InDesign is used for page layout, image editing
and creation or image editing.
1THING I LEARNT FROM InDesign
• When using InDesign, I learnt how to write an article and
mould it around an existing backdrop I had for it.
• This is my Worpress blog. Using this blog, I
have been able to document everything I
have done from starting media studies to
now. It has given me an irreplaceable source
of blogging my pieces for improvement and
• This is Mozilla Firefox, the
main browser I have used
during my time as a media
studies student. Firefox
offers a lot of control over
how it looks and operates. It
may be slow at times, but it
is easily to customize and
you can configure it to the
• The camera used was a
Nikon D3100, a powerful
14.2 megapixel digital
single-lens reflex (DSLR)
camera with a 18-55mm
VR lens, perfect for studio
exactly what it has been
• Horseshoe FlashTrigger- this sends an
Infra red signal sent to Strobe flash which
triggers the flash in-sync with the camera
shutter to give a good light set –up for the
subject being photographed.
• Hemisphere 300 Strobe light flash- a dial
on back adjusts the output and a modelling
light will be turned on. Auxiliary lights are
set too (they are triggered in-sync with by
built in light sensor.)These are fired when
the shutter has been fully pressed,
illuminating the subject being
• Soft Boxes- they are fitted
around the hemisphere 300
strobe light flash and they
disperse the light and give a
softer, rounder light on the
subject, so they aren’t dazzled.
• Backdrop- it is lit with a
further two strobes on full
power to create a high
exposure, white background to
create contrast and highlight
• This is anApple iMac, the computer I have been using
for my media work.
• It is simple- it does not require a tower system or a
multitude of wires.The mouse and keyboard can be
fitted into the USB ports on the back of the computer.
• Pre-installed systems- Iphoto allows you to use one-
click photo touch-up tools, Imovie allows you to create
video collages using pre-recorded photos and videos
and the with GarageBand, your keyboard can be used
as an instrument and can record and mix and track/s.
• Security- Macs are continually shown to suffer less
attacks thanWindows-based PCs. Internet-based
attacks are on the rise, and hackers are becoming
increasingly sophisticated in their approaches. For the
time being the Mac is still the safest platform availiable.
• This is the SD card that was used in the
camera. It is a 16GB SanDisk memory
card, compatible with a Nikon D3100
camera. It is ideal for a DSLR camera,
able to store content effectively in a
convenient and affordable way. Its files
are easily transferable to the iMac,
using a memory card to USB Card
Reader, which features a memory card
slot to put the card in and then
download the files to the computer.
• This is the Apple iMac
keyboard and mouse,
the equipment used to
select and type items
of the iMac computer.
• This is the main system that
the iMac runs off. It was
introduced in 2002,Apple’s
first hardware for a server
since 1996. It can be used
for a variety of applications
such as file server, web
server and ‘clustering’