Thursday, June 12, 2014

Memorable Experience

My most memorable experience was learning how to do photoshop. I thought that this was memorable because I have always wanted to learn how to photoshop, but I couldn't get the program because it was expensive, but I looked online and watched many videos of different things that photoshop can do. That got me really excited and when I got into photo 1 I was eager to start with photoshop. Even though it took a while to learn, I soon got better and better. I loved the project, Culture Clash, because we got to use photoshop and use our imagination to create to different scenery in the same place. I really enjoyed doing that project. I taught me so much more than what the teacher had told us just by experimenting with different tools. My favorite is the erasing tool, not because I like to erase everything but I love how you can get an image of the web and erase its background and it will leave you with your desired picture.
         This has impacted my learning a lot, because I can finally photoshop and I can take it with me where ever I go. When I grow up I hope to go in some sort of graphic design career and photoshop has defiantly helped me with that decision. Ever since I was little I loved to draw and now that we have computers I can photoshop. It has taught me so much, that I feel like I know almost anything photoshop can do.

Assignment Of Which I Am Most Proud Of

The Culture Clash is the assignment of which I am most proud of because I love photoshop and I feel like I got really into it. Even at night when I was sitting in my bed working on the project, I would be there for hours not taking my eyes of the screen trying to make it look perfect. I got every little detail and learned how to use all the tools in photoshop. I am most proud of this project because I got every requirement done and I added a little extra. I didn't seem like work when we had to work on it at home. I was actually really excited. As soon as I finished all my other homework I got into bed and started working on it nonstop. Even after class ended I would be there for a little while ignoring the people around me. I was really in the zone and once i'm in I just focus on that one little thing. It was a really fun project and I enjoyed every little bit of it. It taught me a little more on the other culture as I was going through pictures and adding them into my collage. 

         The Culture Clash has impacted my learning a lot. I got to learn about a different culture and I got to use photoshop a lot more. When I first started, I didn't know where to start until I looked at some other pictures and finally got an idea. I defiantly gave me a lot more knowledge than I had before and it was both the teacher and me just figuring out things I didn't understand.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Culture Clash

  • To create a Clash of Cultures by creating your own Photo montage, combining images from Beijing, China and Yarmouth, Maine, USA;

  • To further develop your Photoshop knowledge and skills;
  • To create a “surreal” landscape by montaging a variety of photographs;
  • To know, use, and understand the Four Collage Techniques to in your Photo Montage: Juxtaposition/fragmentation, Point of View, Scale Change, Overlapping
When I was starting on this project I had a couple of different landscapes, and put in some objects but after awhile I didn't like what it was looking like so I looked for some examples on the Ning. When I finally found the one I liked, I searched for a ton of pictures both from China and Yarmouth. One of my difficulties was putting things in the background and making it have depth. I asked the teacher once and she was very helpful after that I I could pretty much do it all by myself. One of my successes was erasing. I thought that I did really well. I zoomed in when I had to and made my brush as tiny as it could go to get all the spots.

Free Choice

When I took this picture it reminded me of so many people that had died in war and people who have just passed away from natural causes And I love that they do this to remember everyone. I could smell the roasted peanuts which were just 2 feet away and couldn't help but buy some. It was awesome.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Inspiring Digital Artist- Michael Oswald


  • • To become familiar with 5 accomplished digital artists;

  • • To see what is possible in the world of digital art.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014