Backgrounds are not as easy as one may think! – Research for Project 1 – Task 2 – Digital Image Creation

Beware that, when clicking the background images to get a closer look, the images ARE the full size of a background image (1600x2000px) so you will have to scroll to get the previous, next and close buttons..

I’ve been thinking and thinking and thinking about what background I will create for my final work for . . . → Read More: Backgrounds are not as easy as one may think! – Research for Project 1 – Task 2 – Digital Image Creation

Moodboard and banner graphics – Research for Project 1 – Task 2 – Digital Image Creation

Today in class we talked about creating a ‘moodboard’ in Photoshop.

Typically when you do research for a project, you look at other websites to get inspiration before you end up creating it. I had done that and written a brainstorm list, but as I am a visual person, a moodboard would be far better . . . → Read More: Moodboard and banner graphics – Research for Project 1 – Task 2 – Digital Image Creation

Header creation – Research for Project 1 – Task 2 – Digital Image Creation

As I discussed in my previous post about Digital Image Creation, I am currently doing a project that requires me to manipulate images. Last week we learned about Typography, which was very timely for me, as some of you might remember that I was happy with my underwater scene image, but not with the Typography. . . . → Read More: Header creation – Research for Project 1 – Task 2 – Digital Image Creation

First graphic creation – Research for Project 1 – Task 2 – Digital Image Creation

my unfinished on page graphic underwater scene

For the past few classes we have been learning some tricks in Photoshop how to manipulate images. For this task the end result is to create a minimum of 6 images for the National Geographic Website. National Geographic is producing a website to accompany a TV series titled ‘Water, the source of life’ which is . . . → Read More: First graphic creation – Research for Project 1 – Task 2 – Digital Image Creation

Task 1.3 Research image formats

a 400 x 400 px image saved as JPEG was 127 KB

Task 1 – Images; sourcing, digitising and defects

3. The third task is to research, asses and save the following image formats:

JPEG GIF TIFF PICT BMP PNG EPS

This 400 x 400 px image saved as JPEG is 127 KB

JPEG JPEG is an acronym for JOINT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERTS GROUP, which is a . . . → Read More: Task 1.3 Research image formats

Task 1.2 Identify and explain image capture problems

an image I took a few weeks ago at sunset, with a very obvious blue colour cast, fixed to look more natural using the white balance tool

Task 1 – Images; sourcing, digitising and defects

2. The second task is to identify and explain problems associated with image capture:

Moire patterns Pixelation Resolution Colour Casts

Moire Pattern seen in this image I scanned from a book

Moire patterns a Moire pattern is an interference when scanning images from printed material like . . . → Read More: Task 1.2 Identify and explain image capture problems

Task 1.1 Computer requirements for Scanning, Screengrabs and Digital Camera

Task 1 – Images; sourcing, digitising and defects

1. The first task is to research computer requirements for image capture methods: scanning, screengrabs and digital cameras. Before I start my research, I will list what I know about the subject.

To scan One needs:

a scanner a computer (be it a Mac or PC and . . . → Read More: Task 1.1 Computer requirements for Scanning, Screengrabs and Digital Camera