Project 3: Color

In this project, you have to create a visual metaphor that combines two images in a unique and surprising way. I really never used Photoshop before, so it was hard for me to learn everything needed to complete the project. I did learn how to use the magnetic lasso and how to create layers, which I can use for future projects. I think the easiest part of this project figuring out what metaphor I wanted and how to present it using images. The most challenging part was figuring out how to put the metaphor onto photoshop and making it look how I wanted it to. I think my project could be improved by adding more detail into the hearts by adding gradient and adjusting the hue and saturation. I think something that the professor can change is having the student pick the metaphors from a hat, for more variety.

Project 2: Color

In this project, you have to make four pictures using different coloring techniques. I learned different ways color combines and offsets each other. I also learned how to use Figma’s color tools more fully, to help better design and color my projects in the future. I think the easiest part of this project was sketching and drawing out the blueprints to the pictures. The most challenging part was figuring out how to put the ideas and sketches of the pictures, into Figma and making it a reality. I think my project could be improved by adding more detail into the color by adding gradient and adjusting the hue and saturation. I think something that the professor can change is having the student pick the categories his/her picture fall under, instead of having the categories already picked (maybe pick the categories out of a hat). I can use the knowledge of the color tools and methods I learned for future projects. For the urban picture, I used the complementary color method for the buildings, windows, and the stars, to create a vibrant look for the picture. For the desert picture, I used the split-complementary color method for the buildings and windows, and made the pyramid and sun the main focus of the picture. For the space photo, I used the analogous color method for the planet and the stars to create a picture that is pleasing to the eye, with its cool colors and its perfect harmony. For the aquatic picture, I used the Triadic┬ácolor method for the fish and corals to make the picture look vibrant and uplifting.

Project 1 Blog

My project was doing 6 sketches of a nursery rhyme using only simple shapes and black and white colors. I chose Jack and Jill as my nursery rhyme because I already had ideas of what to sketch for each line. I learned different techniques to better my sketches including continuation and similarity. I found it challenging to come up with solid ideas for some lines but I found it easy to transfer my sketchbook ideas to Figma. I could of improved upon my sketches by incorporating more Gestalt principles like containment and proximity. I don’t think there are ways to improve this assignment besides giving the student more choice in what to sketch. I learned a ton about how to use Figma and will use that knowledge for later assignments.

Sketches for my project