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What have you learned about
technologies from the process of
constructing this product?
Evaluation Question Six – Kate G...
For this project, I had to set up a blog to
accompany my work on a website called
Blogger which I had never used before.
T...
One of the biggest lessons I had to learn
during this project was to work out how
to use Photoshop effectively. I had
mini...
I used Publisher to design and layout
my double page spread. This was
probably the technology that I was
most familiar wit...
Slideshare was something I had
never used before this project
but it helped me to meet the
brief and keep my blog lively
a...
Prezi is another piece of technology I
had never used before prior to this
project. It allowed me to create a
different fo...
Dafont was a website I used to download
fonts to use on my magazine. I had never
used it before and I learnt how to look f...
I used a Nikon DSLR camera to take
my pictures in a professional studio
with lighting. I had to learn how to
use the camer...
Overall, I feel that I have learnt a lot about technology and how to
use it efficiently and correctly during this project....
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Question Six - What have you learned about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

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Question six of my evaluation for my media project

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Question Six - What have you learned about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

  1. 1. { What have you learned about technologies from the process of constructing this product? Evaluation Question Six – Kate Garner
  2. 2. For this project, I had to set up a blog to accompany my work on a website called Blogger which I had never used before. Throughout the process, I have learnt how to make and design a blog, post on it, organise my posts into different labels (research & planning, production, evaluation), add videos, embed presentations, add pictures and overcome issues with Blogger. For example, Blogger does not perform well with internet explorer which was a problem I had to discover and overcome through trial and error as well as internet research, and found that it performs much better using Firefox. BLOGGER
  3. 3. One of the biggest lessons I had to learn during this project was to work out how to use Photoshop effectively. I had minimal experience of using this software before the project and it is very complicated. A lot of what I had to do came from trial and error or trying to find tutorials on the internet. Considering that there were deadlines for this work, having minimal knowledge of Photoshop was a huge disadvantage as trying things, getting them wrong and doing them again ate into the time I had available. A positive was that I accidently stumbled across some techniques that I didn’t intend to do but ended up liking. I learnt how to do a lot of things, but probably the most important one was editing the hue/saturation levels on my photos or using the healing brush tool on close ups of my models. PHOTOSHOP
  4. 4. I used Publisher to design and layout my double page spread. This was probably the technology that I was most familiar with before the project. I still learnt new things and encountered difficulties using this however as I had never designed an article before. I learnt how to use the gridlines to fit my text efficiently and successfully, as well as the overflow bucket tool so I knew how much text was missing out and could easily fill columns with the overflow text. One of the biggest difficulties was trying to get all of my text to fit along with pictures and also trying to decide which bits of my text needed to be cut in order to fit without compromising anything important from the interview. PUBLISHER
  5. 5. Slideshare was something I had never used before this project but it helped me to meet the brief and keep my blog lively and varied in terms of technology and the way I presented things. It allowed me to upload PowerPoint presentations to my blog, which was very useful. I had never used the technology before so I had to learn how to use it but this wasn’t too hard. The most difficult thing to learn on Slideshare was how to embed, as I had never done this before and didn’t know where to look for the embed code. SLIDESHARE
  6. 6. Prezi is another piece of technology I had never used before prior to this project. It allowed me to create a different form of Powerpoint online that was animated in order to make my blog diverse and standout. Learning to use it was quite tricky at times but, again, the most difficult part was embedding it into my blog. PREZI
  7. 7. Dafont was a website I used to download fonts to use on my magazine. I had never used it before and I learnt how to look for, preview, download and use fonts. The hardest part was figuring out how to preview fonts and also how to download them so that they could be used on Photoshop and Publisher. DAFONT
  8. 8. I used a Nikon DSLR camera to take my pictures in a professional studio with lighting. I had to learn how to use the camera and set it up in accordance with the lighting, which was difficult. The hardest part of this was trying to alter the lights in order to get the best shots and learning how to do different techniques with the camera. I also used my phone to film different videos for my blog and learnt how to upload videos to YouTube and embed them into my blog. CAMERAS
  9. 9. Overall, I feel that I have learnt a lot about technology and how to use it efficiently and correctly during this project. Technology is definitely useful when making a magazine, especially Photoshop, in order to get the product to be the most successful and professional looking as possible. CONCLUSION

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