Project #4- “Infographics” Reflection

What did you learn? When working on this project, I learned much more about what Illustrator has to offer. Aside from adding several strokes to a line, I improved my skills with the Pen Tool, warped objects such as the banner seen above, and learned how to combine different shapes to make one, unified object. […]

Project #3- “Package Design” Reflection

What did you learn? Prior to this task, I hadn’t touched Illustrator that much, so I was dipping my toes in when working with Illustrator. So far, I’ve learned how to trace layers, create textures and text fields, use the Pen Tool to trace objects, and the Pencil or Brush Tool to make strokes. I […]

Project #2- “Screensavers” Reflection

What did you learn? While engaging with this assignment, I was able to learn more about layer masks and different tools to combine images into one “collage”. Mainly, I focused on improving with the Pen Tool. So far, I really like how universal and flexible it is, compared to the Magnetic Marque Tool. 2. What […]

Project #1- “Portfolio” Reflection

What did you learn? When working on this project, I learned some basic skills regarding Adobe Photoshop, including image modification and optimization, plus I also had a brief look at Adobe’s open-source web companion “Brackets”. In Photoshop, I was able to tinker with brightness, saturation, color correction, and layer masks. Within Brackets, I fulfilled a […]

Lab #1 “Acquiring Images” Reflection

When comparing photo of a sunset from both Unsplash and my phone, I immediately saw a difference. Since a sunset generally has a lot of depth, pixels are seen when you zoom in. Unfortunately, my phone doesn’t have a “raw capture” option, so I noticed more pixels on my personal photo. Also, considering the lighting […]

Project #4- “Typography Nursery Rhyme” Reflection

QUESTIONS- What did you learn? For this final project, I learned how to align text and make it seem uniform, which gives it an appealing and clean look to it. I also worked on spacing the words and setting them equidistant from one another. 2. What was easy? From my experience, this was by far […]

Project #3- “Fusing Images” Reflection

QUESTIONS- What did you learn? This project, different from the previous two, dealt more with images rather than vector shapes. When working on this assignment, I learned quite a bit about Photoshop, such as using different filters, layer masks, and various tools such as Magnetic Lasso Tool and Eraser Tool to remove a background from […]

Project #2: “Landscapes and Color” Reflection

QUESTIONS- What did you learn? When working on this project, I was able to learn about the different color schemes and how they can be integrated to represent different environments. Not only do the color schemes complement each landscape, but with the right choice, they can bring the landscape to life. Aside from the color […]