For Lab 5, I decided to use Adobe Illustrator over Figma (I’ve worked with it for many years and find it to be easier to use). I also did not find it to be incredible challenging since I’ve done work similar to this design in the past for my own creations. What I did find hard was what exactly I wanted to do, but I decided to go with sustainability since I thought that there was a lot that could be done with that.
Using the process of image masks is something I am definitely familiar with, yet doing them in these format was a different experience entirely. Using the magnetic lasso tool helped out an immense amount, and would say that was the easiest to accomplish, the hardest being trying to use the final option and getting into the finer details with trying to mask hair. I’m still not 100% on it, but I think I can be better over time.
If I were to compare my original photo to the one from Unsplash, I would say that mine is better for a few reasons. While they both have this sense of motion, I would say the lighting and angle of the photograph is significantly better. I always find that roster shots versus a head on angle shot tend to turn out better, especially with capturing this sort of motion effect. As for the other photos, I would say that scans would turn out much better, mostly for the fact that the lighting as well as cropping can be used to enhance the image, as well as it can create a photo based on the image when its completely flat, to make sure you get as much detail as possible, without outside forces.