What have you learnt about technologies fromthe process of constructing this product?EVALUATION- QUESTION 6
Throughout the construction of my magazine I learnt alot about the technologies involved in helping me createmy magazine. I used technologies such asPhotoshop, Prezi, Wordpress, Microsoftword, Powerpoint, Slideshare, a digital camera and themac. All of these technologies enabled me to be able tocreate my magazine and I learnt a lot about each one inthe process.
The hardware I used in the creation of my magazine was the mac, this wasessential in helping me create my magazine because I made my magazine usingmainly the software Photoshop. The key board and the mouse were alsoessential when creating my magazine as this enabled me to placed thingswhere I wanted and type up cover lines. I found using the mac quite simple.Another piece of hardware I used was a camera, this enabled me to includephotos in my magazine which I had taken myself. I was already quite familiarwith using a camera because of my photography subject. Therefore I alreadynew what angles and what lighting I was going to use to take my photos. Thistechnology helped me a lot In creating my magazine because I needed theseimages to be able to attract my target audience and make my magazine moreappealing.HARDWARE
SOFTWAREPhotoshop was the main piece of software which enabled me tocreate my magazine. I had used Photoshop a fair amount beforefor my photography editing so I already knew a bit about it butthere were some things that were new to me. When creating mymagazine at first I found it hard to add my effects to my coverlines and insert the shapes, but after a while I got the hang of it.However I also learnt about new tools and how important it wasto make new layers and name these.Prezi and slideshare were programs I used from the internet tohelp me explain my magazine in detail. Prezi was interesting as itenabled you make a journey from your points, at first I didn’t likePrezi but after using it a few times I think it is better because itallows you to express your points in different ways. Slideshare wasalso another program I used which was essential because I neededit to insert my PowerPoints. This was so it was quicker and easierto read from my blog and it also looked better.
Another thing I used to help me with the the creation of my magazine was byusing Wordpress which I used as my electronic portfolio. By having anelectronic portfolio this enabled me to be able to post my work in progresswhich was good because it told you what date you posted it and this alsomeant I was less likely to lose it. Also by having an electronic portfolio itmeant I was able to use different technologies which showed my skills, it alsomeant I was able to include power points etc. These worked better on thecomputer and overall were just better.Microsoft Power Point and Word were the other two pieces of soft ware Iused, Powerpoint enabled me to express my points. While Microsoft Word wasuseful as I used as a spell check when writing my article for the double pagespread and the editors note because it had spell check where as Photoshopdoesn’t.