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Project 1: Portfolio

This Wednesday I went to the Kiss Concert. The show was great, with awesome music and cool stage effects. I felt that this would be the best topic to use for my project 1 gallery. I chose at least one picture for every part of the concert; from start to finish. However, the pictures shown aren’t in chronological order. The hardest part of this project for me was to get good enough quality pictures to touch up. By the end of the concert, I had roughly 50 pictures and videos to choose from. Unfortunately, many of them were unusable, due to the poor quality. There are still even a couple that I had to use, that were not the quality I wanted. One major cause of this was all of the smoke from their indoor fireworks display. Leaving the stadium was like driving through fog on an early morning. If I were to do this project again, I would probably avoid any event that will smoke up the stadium.

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DMA 112

Lab 3: Composite Images

For this I had to use the magnetic lasso tool to select the outline of the flower. I then added a 10 pixel feather to when i deleted the rest of the picture to make sure that nothing but the flower was left.

I actually reversed what I was supposed to do by selecting the letters as the mask for the background, rather than the other way around. Luckily, what came out of it was a really cool backdrop for the text.

These techniques that we learned how to do will definitely be useful going into further work. Besides that there isn’t much to be said, hopefully I will be able to effectively use what I learned to create something that I can be proud of.

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DMA 112

Lab 2: Retouching Images

For this picture I chose the, if oriented correctly, bottom right scenery. I noticed that after scanning the picture it made the original picture’s colors more dull, so I decided to make the reds and blues more vibrant. This scenery out of the four got my attention the most with its contrast between the red and blue, with the green lights, so I wanted to accentuate it’s beauty.

This is a self-drawn picture of my favorite Pokemon of all time, Greninja. I took me a couple tries to get some of the feature how I wanted them so you can notice some pencil smudges on the picture. I didn’t know what I wanted to adjust at first besides just removing those smudges. However, after making the decision to make the pencil marks blue, I actually decided to keep the smudges. In my opinion, the smudges now look like paint-like splatters, which I quite like, so I kept them.

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DMA 112

Lab 1: Acquiring Images

I had to make some on the fly adjustments to the assignment to make sure I could come up with some substitutes to requirements. Since I didn’t have a high quality camera, I compared the front and rear cameras of my phone. I also don’t own any magazines, so instead I used an art book that I have from one of my favorite games.

This was downloaded off of unsplash.com
This was self made in photoshop

While the rear and front cameras aren’t too different in megapixels, you can start to tell a difference in resolution once you start to zoom in on the picture. You can also see that there is more contrast in the rear camera compared to the front camera. Then comparing the quality of the art book page, the one that was scanned in definitely was the best quality. Scanning gives better quality pictures than just using your phone, but getting pictures from the internet or making some on photoshop results in the best quality of picture. The reason I think that it is, is because the computer already formatted these pictures to look good on a computer, while using a camera or scanning an image, requires those devices to self-format and are not as efficient as others.