Final Magazine

Today was our last lesson for the term. We had to produce our final magazine spread. We followed the same procedures as we did during all the digital imaging classes. I retouched the photos a little on Photoshop to make it look more appealing :)

Have a look xx

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Weekly Reflection : The digital imaging class this term has definitely help me, not only to produce such magazine spreads but also, in terms of communicating something visually, since I am taking up Fashion Communication as my career. Such catchy pages are definitely needed to increase the aesthetic value of an idea or as a way of communication. Over all, I am very pleased to have learned something SO DIFFERENT! For a first timer, InDesign was very useful indeed!

 

 

Back to Photoshop!

In today’s class, I got asked what I have against Robin Van Persie, which I found a little humorous when I started turning him into a woman :P

Couldn’t upload a PDF file on here, some problem with the file considering it’s done on photoshop, it probably left the layers on.

Key terms:

Filter> liquify

Spot healing brush tool

Healing brush tool (press alt first)

Patch tool

Red-eye reduction

Filter> Smart blur

Dodge tool

Burn tool

We retouched the picture. Almost like morphing RVP into a woman! He’s still attractive though!!

Weekly reflection – Turning RVP into a Woman was definitely a task for me, mentally :P But I did learn to use the retouching tools very well, liquifying images can make them look so much more appealing! I can use it on my photographs too now!

Before :

Everton-v-Manchester-United-Robin-van-Persie-_2814657 After :RVP morphjpeg

Told you, he’s still attractive :P

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Week 3 : Some important elements learnt.

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Character options (options menu for type tool) for making text taller, fatter, further apart, etc

Fill colour -

Stroke colour – outside frames, outside text that makes the text bold

Underneath Rectangle frame tool are the ellipse and polygon frame tools for more unusual shapes

Swatch palette > create new swatch > double-click on it > use the slider to get the colour you need

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Weekly reflection – I learned clearly how magazine pages are tweaked in InDesign. The final, clear-cut layout is enhanced on InDesign. My work kept getting better ever since the first class, and I was even becoming faster at it! I realized that I couldn’t get enough of the tools on InDesign, I kept wanting to explore more even after class was over!

More InDesign!

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Today some of the crucial elements were learnt in InDesign were :

Bleed

Slug

File> Place

Direct selection tool (White arrow) to select the image inside

Type > Placeholder text

File (color inside)

Stroke (color outside an object)

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So here’s it :D

I ended up doing 2 of them in class today!

Weekly reflection – I enjoyed today’s class as we learned how we could combine our styling assignments into the magazine. I used some of my styling research into InDesign’s pages. Just images though. David Bowie looks exceptionally insane in my pages! :))

First InDesign Class!

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I was so intrigued to learn a new computer software apart from Photoshop, specially since it involves a lot of magazine editing! One of my favorite all-time reads are Magazines.

So, this is how we started off:

1. We created a new blank document, an A4 one with : 1 page and 2 columns.

2. Now the rectangle frame tool came into operation! We used this tool to create boxes where we could type out our text and place images.

3. Now come’s the catchy title! We used the type tool on the tools palette to create text into the frame we drew out and to make it look prettier, we changed thecolour(“swatches”) and size of the text.

4. Selection tool – This is the black arrow at the top of the tools palette which is used to select the frames and resize them just incase you want to.

5. On saving some images found from Google and Tumblr, I wanted to place them on my magazine page. Since you can’t “open” an image on InDesign, we used the “place” option which correctly placed our photos, we could either choose to fit or fill the frame proportionally.

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Weekly reflection : A fun class in which I’ve got lots to explore! Obviously, because I started learning something different! A new Adobe Software other than photoshop :) I was pleased to know that it would help me produce magazine layouts in the future as it is very appropriate to my course next year, being Fashion Communication :)

Have a good weekend :D

Print Proposal Board

Today, In Photoshop we learned how to create a print proposal board. We added fabric to our garment using a technical image of a garment which had no filled fabric or texture. We used another image from one of our research and added that to the garment, this is how my garment looked before I started adding swatches to it.

My garment

This was my pattern swatch

We started off with our Print Proposal Board from now :

Firstly, we opened our pattern on photoshop, then using the rectangular marquee tool, we made a square selection of a part in the pattern that we wanted to add on our garment. The dragged this selection to the page where my garment was opened. Then, I resized my sample layer (Edit>Transform>Scale>Resized it by holding down shift).

Then we duplicated the layers so we would have a few more pattern swatches to apply (drag the layer with your pattern to the ‘create new layer icon’ in layers palette.

Mirror the duplicate layer (Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal). Now, I merged two layers, by holding down shift on the first layer, then the second layer, held down shift, right click > merge layers. Now save the pattern in the jpeg format.

Adding the pattern to your garment :

I opened my technical image on photoshop, by using the magic wand tool from the tools palette, I chose where I wanted my pattern to be added to my garment. Now I had to convert the pattern into a swatch, I went back to my pattern document (edit>define pattern>named it as whatever I liked>ok)

Adding the pattern swatch to your garment :

Click on the technical drawing once, go to layer > new fill layer > new fill layer > pattern > choose by typing the name you saved your pattern as > scale > ok. Patterns can be re-scaled as and when wanted. In the end, I added some drop shadows and strokes to make it look presentable! :)

My Print Proposal Board looks neat and tidy with a few inspirational images :)

 

Fashion Illustration

Today, we learned how to edit our own drawn fashion illustration. I opened one of my fashion illustrations which I had previously drawn. I converted this image to black and white so I could add my new effects to it. To add colour to it, we had to make a new layer and then fill the selected area with the preferred colour. To colour a particular area, we had to make a selection with a polygonal lasso tool. Then go onto Edit>Fill>Colour>Choose colour>Ok. To refine the edges, one can either use the eraser tool to rub out the extra bits or the paint brush tool to fill in the selected colour. I added a lighting effect to our illustration to make it appear as thought it’s 3D (Filter > Render > Lighting Effect > Manipulate the dots and choose position of your limelight > Ok)

I also applied a photographic texture to my illustration, its attached on top of the trousers (scroll down and check the image below for details) I firstly selected the area where I would like my texture to be added with the help of the polygonal lasso tool. In photoshop, I opened a texture that I’d like to add, then selected an area on the texture that I wanted to use on my illustration (Rectangular Marquee tool and select the area the I want to add, Edit > Copy), then I went back to my Illustration (Edit > Paste into)

Voilaaa :D It’s ready!