Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Overall, this course was very helpful. It taught me many tips and tricks for using programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash. I learned how to add interesting effects to plain photos, which will really help me in promoting my band for upcoming concerts. My favorite assignment was the five photoshop tutorials. I had the chance to experiment with coloration, pop art, pictures inside pictures, reality and rotoscope, pixelation, and turning full pictures into puzzle pieces. I also enjoyed creating buttons with the button maker. My black and white photography wasn't too successful because I could never determine how many seconds I should allow of light to be exposed to the negatives, causing the pictures to become too bright or too dark. Even though my final product of the flash bouncing ball was very amusing, the process of making it was confusing and difficult. Media Arts was a class that taught me useful skills. I learned how to edit photos, but most importantly, it [the class] brought out my inner-artist.