Workshop 5 (Processing 3)

Today I was taught about Arrays. Arrays are just a collection of data that allows the coder to type out less code.

Using the skills I have learnt over the last few weeks, I had to create a program that when the mouse is clicked the colour of the rectangle changes to a random colour within a array I had set

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Workshop 4 (Gif Making in Photoshop)

Today in my workshop I was taught how to create a GIF animation within Photoshop, I had researched how to o this before but it was a while ago and it was nice to refresh my knowledge on the subject. First I took a sprite sheet from google and split up the different sprites into their own layers and put them in order the way I wanted the gif to run, it is important that you don’t put the different¬†sprites to far from each other as the animation won’t look smooth. I then added a few more sprites (explosions) and a background.

Then I opened up Photoshops timeline and made sure it was create a stop frame animation. Then I told Photoshop to create the animation by using my layers as each frame.

I exported it as a GIF file and below is the outcome.

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Workshop 1 (Photoshop)

Today  I had my first workshop lesson of the year. In the workshop we covered the basics of Adobe Bridge and Photoshop.

Although I had used Photoshop before and already knew many of the techniques taught, it was nice to go over it again and learn some keyboard short cuts which I did not know, also I ha never used Bridge.

The first thing I was taught was all about Bridge and how it was a much better file browser then Finder (Mac) or File Explorer (Windows). Within Bridge you can view the media file without opening them, for example play a video file. It also always you to quickly open up a media file with any of adobe’s creative software, with just a double-click on an image file Photoshop automatically opens up.

We then went on to the basics of Photoshop, getting to know the layout etc. As I mentioned before known of this was really knew to me but learning the short cuts will really save me time on projects on the future. We then went on to learn about how to editing a photo with distroing the image, this is known as nondestructive editing. To help with our photo alphabet challeng, we were taught how to creat a photo collage to do this we used techniques such as:

  • Layers
  • Layer masks
  • Smart Objects
  • Resizing Images