In your responses to your peers, share your thoughts on the features they used in their programs and explain what you learned from the post.
Classmate # 1 Ridge
With this discussion i chose to make a double exposure type of image using one of my personal heroes and one of my favorite quotes. I used photoshop for the entire picture. I began with a picture of MLK and adjusted the channel to the one that made more contrast. Once i chose the channel i filled in the rest of the highlights with black to create a silhouette. I then found a background that i wanted to enter into the picture. i fit the background into the silhouette in a place that i liked then changed the layer to multiply. using the eraser tool I faded the foreground into the background. I placed the American Flag behind the silhouette. Then typed the quote and added a 3d effect to it. I want to get much better at photoshop. I am slowly getting the hang of illustrator and hope to get better at that program.
Classmate # 2 Jay
I was talking with an organizer at a local paintball field where I play and I offered to make a logo for an upcoming event they are thinking of hosting. I offered to make it for free since I am still learning, but i’m very happy with the way it came out and so was the organizer of the event. I used Adobe Illustrator to make the logo. I started by using the pen tool to trace an image I found on Google of a guy playing paintball. Then i created another layer of a hexagon shape and replicated it with another layer on top of that so that it would have a boarder. I used colors to fill in the hex and circle shapes and placed the traced image of the player in the middle of the circle. I added typography and an arch affect to the words so that they would appear to be raised a bit. I also achieved the raised affect by adding a drop shadow to the words and the circle as well as the hex shape. I used some gradients and different textures at first but did not like the way they came out so i eventually replaced them with solid colors. I took inspiration from the NFL logo and thought it was appropriate since the event organizer wanted a “draft” style event. I began playing around with the ‘3D’ tool to see if I could manipulate the whole graphic to put it off center or make it appear more appealing but it did not always look right and it took a very long time to render. I am happy with the way this logo came out and am excited to create more.
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