Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Homework task photo shop evaluation

My image looks like a TV logo. I am quite pleased with the finished product because it shows the Ravenswood logo so it represents the school but also it has the colours of the school, green, black and white, which also shows unity to the school. 

The first letters of the words on the titles are in the same colour and there are silhouettes of chess pieces to show that its chess,obviously, the only thing I would change would be to make the the silhouettes black only because it looks better than just one white one and the rest black.

I still need to work on my Photoshop skills because i am still a bit rusty on my basic skills, I will better my skills by doing extra Photoshop sessions in my own time. So when I come to my next Photoshop task I can produce a piece to exceptional quality. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Homework Photoshop Task - How To

How to replace an image with another on Photoshop :)

1) Open both images in Photoshop then drag the background layer from one image onto the other. The top layer will have the parts you want to keep and the bottom with the bits you want to paste on.

2) Select both layers in the image that you’re working on and click Edit > Auto-Align Layers and select Auto.
Photoshop will now align the two layers so that the images in both layers will be aligned on top of each other. To do this you need to have two images with very little difference between them and this image lined up pretty well as a result.

3) Click on the topmost layer and add a layer mask to it by clicking the Add Layer Mask icon at the foot of the Layers palette.
The mask is filled with white by default, which means that the entire content of the top layer is visible, and the bottom layer not visible at all.

4) Select black as your foreground colour and choose a soft edge brush. Target the mask by clicking on it so you’re painting on it and then paint over the object you want to cut out in the image to reveal the face from the layer image below.

5) You’ll need to make some small choices about how much of the layer below you reveal with the mask – if you take too much you can paint back on the mask with white to reveal the top layer again.

6) Finish by taking a critical look at the final image and, if necessary, adjust the mask or add a new layer and clone elements from the layers below to fine tune the image.

The entire process will not take long if you get used to Photoshop or know your way around it!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Connotation and Denotation

 Denotation: There is fire, a devil, a skeleton witch and sort of magic space thing in the back ground.
Connotation: There is a devil surrounded by fire which suggests hell and burning. Also a large skeleton witch who's bigger than the devil this could suggest hallucinations or something.
 Denotation: Dark pink writing on a lighter pink back ground with white stripes.
Connotation:With the colour scheme it a appears to be of quite feminine colours. Also it looks like a jay cloth.
 Denotation: Two men in a sunny town shaking hands. Both men are well dressed.
Connotation: These people can be doing a business deal in a deserted town. The man is also on fire so he could be doing a deal with the devil or doing some sort of bad deal.
Denotation: 4 guys standing in an empty rocky space with a random building.
Connotation: 4 people standing in emptiness looking board or in deep thought. They have all peed on the building.
Denotation: Wavy lines - Sound waves.
Connotation: Wavy lines that look like a mountain range or sound waves or a heartbeat.
Denotation: A guy in a dark room with light on his face.
Connotation:  The eyes could follow you around and make you pick the album up and want to buy it/consider buying it.
Denotation:Four guys and two hands in a dark room with light shining on top of them.
Connotation:The light could be divine light as if god was shining on them saying that they are a divine band, which they are its queen for gods sake.
Denotation:4 men in suits one woman in a white dress standing in front of a stripy background.
Connotation: They look quite well dressed the band looks smart and watchable. The colours used are quite smart so people who wouldn't normally have this style of music in their house/car because of the cover people might consider this one because of how smart looking the cover is.

Denotation: A woman touching her bum, she is naked, she has a black glove o her hand.
Connotation: A picture of a naked woman touching herself this is trying to appeal to the male/teen audience. The album could be full of sexual innuendo so the cover is then referring to the content of the disk.
Denotation: A guy wearing as white shirt with blue jeans and a red rag out of his back pocket standing in front of the American flag
Connotation: Standing in front of the American flag being patriotic.wearing typical clothes for an american cool guy. You can smell the freedom ! ... And the cheese burgers.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Waterloo Road Case Study

I think the Waterloo Road logo is set up like this because it for one shows the name of the program but when you take a closer look at it it is made up of desks and pupils which shows its a school as well. If you look closely there is people sitting around the tables and somebody lying on the floor and teachers running around, this could show an exhausted bunch of teachers running around a busy, disruptive class which shows off the school perfectly.

The cast that are in Waterloo Road try to appeal to many people because they have people from different social groups, ethnicities, ages and different sexes. There are people who are well dressed and look ready for business which people can relate to. Also there are women that are sat

Waterloo road is on Thursdays at 8PM at night I recon that it is broadcasted at this time because it is on the time when young people who can be influenced by these programs are in bed and the more mature children that can watch this and not be badly influenced are watching this before bed. This is before the Watershed so it will contain some more graphic content than usual.

Sunday's Media Blog

Today I woke up with my phone as my alarm again and ate my breakfast while checking my Facebook. I always do this because I check the news on my Ipad as well because its good tho know whats going on in the world. Then I did my science homework while watching something on Xbox because when I have background noise I feel like I work better and Xbox is connected to the internet and you can access many forms of media including social media.