Our project was to make three digitally manipulated images that would relate
to teenagers, and promote websites that they should go on, these websites
are: Talk to Frank, Brook and Young Minds. Before the actual process of taking
pictures and manipulating them and putting them on the template label of the
bottle we had to research information about these three websites and about
lucozade in order to help get a better understanding, which I found made it
easier to choose my images and get on with the rest of the process.
At the start of the brief I did not understand properly what we had to do as I
was confused, this caused me to be a little behind with it all as I wasn’t
properly sure what it was I had to do. However I found the research part of this
project easy to do, but after the research I had trouble with coming up with my
own idea’s of digitally manipulated images, however by collecting digitally
manipulated images off the internet that other people had already made and it
gave me a chance to see what digitally manipulated images I liked and what
caught my eye, which gave me ideas for my own images as I picked certain
parts from all the different images that I liked.
Source of information
I believe that my research was effective, for research I made mind maps took
lots of pictures of the internet as well as my own later on and found out lots of
information. All this helped me to develop an understanding of Lucozade and
what it’s about also the same with the other campaigns we was involving in
our project, It also helped me come up with my image ideas. Whilst doing my
work I wrote/drawn my ideas, this was to help me remember and so I would
have it there and add to it along the way. I took the images of my friend and
got her opinions on some of my ideas.
Research: research was the first thing I did, I found my research very effective
and helpful, I looked at all the websites I would be using, which helped me
understand what it was that hey do and what it was that I had to do, as before
my research I wasn’t fully sure what my task was. I also looked at other
digitally manipulated images and collected the ones I liked and gathered them
together and picked out different things from each to come up with my ideas.
Planning: I used mind maps for all my planning, I did drawings and wrote
things, explaining what to do and what I thought, I found it very helpful when I
went back to it before starting my work as it helped me remember.
Preparation: I hired a camera so that I was able to take the pictures and had all
my notes and ideas with me whilst I took the pictures then I planned when me
and my two friends would all be free and where we could go to take the
Production: When actually taking pictures I went to my house with my two
friends, I had lots of different changes of clothes and make up for my friend
that would be my model and took lots of different pictures in different rooms
after changing clothes and doing make up to fit the image and purpose that I
was doing. I had to take lots of images of the same thing to make sure I got it
right this did take a while but paid off in the end however on some I could have
done with taking a few more better ones.
Time management: I realised that I didn’t manage my time very well as I had all
my pre-production and pictures I had taken prepared for the task’s deadline
however I had no manipulated any of them and this is what I found the hardest
and what took me the longest.
Project management: I picked certain days and planned what days I would be
able to do certain things, like the days I could take my images and things like
that. These did go to plan too.
Monitoring work in progress: I didn’t regularly check my work whilst it was in
progress, which led me to be behind a lot and spend too much time on one
task rather than moving on to the others. I found that I didn’t look at the tasks
properly as I didn’t think that some would take me longer than others as I only
planned myself to use the exact same time for each task.
Technical difficulties: Some difficulties I found was when I actually came to
start manipulating my images on Photoshop, I found that my plans was a little
difficult to carry out, for example I took two different images that I planned to
combine together half of each image and but when I came to do it although I
had took lots of pictures of each one none of them was on the same angle so it
was difficult to do and as I wasn’t able to take one of the images again I had to
find another way around it, which I did but my end result wasn’t as good as
planned because of this.
Creative ability: I was able to be creative with my images; I was creative with
make-up and ideas. I used lots of things and lots went into dressing up the
person before the actual pictures and also creative when digitally manipulating
them. However before all this at the start I found it difficult to think of creative
ideas but in the end after research i ended up coming up with too many ideas.
When I finished my artwork it did turn out different then originally planned,
this was due to not being able to do everything I had wanted as certain things
did not go right along the way, making my final piece different as I had to
I think that my product will work for my intended audience as it had to attract
teenagers and I included a teenager on it, also my images were unusual and
eye catching which would make people look then hopefully want to go on the
website to find out more.
I am pleased with how something’s have turned out, however I think that
other things could have been better as certain things didn’t turn out as good as
I planned as I didn’t take certain things in to consideration whilst planning like,
such as like what I did on my frank label as I took two images of the same face
but changed it then I wanted to merge the two faces together using half of
each face however when I actually tried to do this all the images I had took
were slightly different angles and didn’t match up properly, I tried my hardest
to go around this, but as I couldn’t take any more pictures I had to make do
with what I had already took so I eventually got them together the best I could
but some bits are still a little off and uneven.
Is it ready for print? Yes all three of my Images have been completed, turned
into JPEG images and put onto my label ready for print.