WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT ABOUTTECHNOLOGIES FROM THE PROCESS OFCONSTRUCTING THIS PRODUCT?Katie Murdoch
USING A DIGITAL CAMERA AND A TRIPOD When taking the photos for my music magazine, I learnt how to use a Canon digital camera, ensuring the images were high quality and focused. There are different sizes which the image could be, therefore I had to make sure the size was big enough so it wouldn’t be pixelated or blurry. I used the tripod to ensure that the images were straight and steady, it is useful to get several images one after another to see which one to choose from.
PHOTOSHOPBefore this project, I had never used Photoshop before, at first Ithought it was extremely difficult, but once I tested out the differenttools, I found it easy to use. Different tools I used included: Cutting out tools (magnetic lasso, quick selection tool and the magic wand tool) Blemish repair tools (spot healing brush tool, healing brush tool) Brush tool using different colours to achieve the make-up finish I would’ve liked Shape and text tool to create different sections on my contents page Changing the colour of the image e.g. the brightness and contrast (to make her appear paler), hue and saturation (to change the colour of her hair), and the colour balance to take away certain colours, e.g. if the image looked more yellow, or red – changing it to make it balanced and natural looking.
BLOGSPOTI used Blogspot to present my project. Previously Ihave never used this website before, but I soon gotthe hang of it after I tested out different tools, just likePhotoshop. I changed the layout of my blog to fit astyle that I liked, I then added different ‘widgets’ topersonalise my blog even further. By being able to putthe work I have produced onto the internet, which isavailable for everyone to see, it changes me frombeing a consumer to a ‘prosumer’.