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Photoshop Project One
In my image, I used the adjective Determined. To make my project successful, I used a stroke to make my adjective stand out more. The color of the stroke helped make my quote and adjective stand out because it contrasted with the color of the words. The words are easy to read from far away because the size of the words is big, and the font isn't difficult to read. There is space around myself so that the words don't cover my face. This is called margin. As well as space around myself, there is also space between my adjective and my quote. Finally, my adjective matches my quote because it talks about how if you try hard enough, you will never fail.
To make this design, I tried using the gradient tool. I liked how it looked, so I made the background look firey. I thought that
to make it look more like an active fire, I would add gray specks
to represent ashes.
For my first award, I took the idea that Kaila and I were thinking of doing for the orange "size" poster. I made the background a minty color, and then added specks of brown for chocolate. Now it looks like mint chocolate chips!
In my second photoshop project, you see a girl wondering if she should kill herself just like some bullies told her to. There is a poem on the left side, and myself on the right side. The background is gray and rainy, to show that the person is thinking sad thoughts. I got the idea from, a friend who was in this same position. My message is that no matter what other people say or think, there is always something good to live for. You can tell what the message is by reading the poem.
Dangers in Space
In my picture "Dangers in Space," I created my ideal city. My city is located in space, and is covered in plants so that humans don't create another global warming. The city is floating on a platform that provides oxygen and protection from...undesirable creatures. Finally, there is a star serpent that lurks in the background. The serpent constantly attacks the city because she is afraid that the humans will pollute her home, just like what happened to Earth.
I drew a lizard in black permanent marker. An app then took the black and sent a message to the 3D printer to create the lizard. I learned that the 3D printer uses zigzags to make what it prints sturdier. It's also not perfect at details, but thats ok. The print has lots of different layers and lines that make it what it is. The 3D printer moves very fast and uses a special type of wire. After the 3D printer started, I was worried that the wheel with the wire would roll off the table. However, the 3D printer takes the wire slowly-moving it a little at a time. I really like my print and I thought it was really cool how the 3D printer created it.
At first, I wanted to create a dragon that is outlined, but I didn't like how it was all flakey. So, I thickened the lines and colored in some of the shapes. To carve these dragons, first I had to draw a picture on a piece of paper. Then, I took a picture of it on my iPad and airdropped it to the computer. Next, I had to turn the pictures from .jpg to .svg on an online image converter. Finally, I uploaded them to easel.com, changed some settings, and the woodcarver cut my dragons out of the tiles.
I am proud of my Photoshop Project 2. I really like it because I know that there are people that think suicidal thoughts, but if you show them the things that they will miss, they might change their minds. In the future I would probably fix the shading a little bit and add dark spots on the clothing to show that it's raining. I can't really think of anything that could improve this class, it's already 100% AWSOME!!!