May 14th, 2015

Today was my last day in Digital Design! I graduate high school tomorrow! And all I did in class today was work on my yearbook assignments.

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May 12th, 2015

Today I wanted to try something new. i attempted a watercolor painting with the tablet:

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I started with an outline of a girl then found a random paint brush that gave me the water color effect.

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I painted with a low opacity so that it would look more water color:

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September 25th, 2014

Today I finished chapter 19 on the Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate course on Lynda.com.

 

Before:

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After:

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I double clicked on the background layer to rename it. I right clicked in the image window with the rectangular marquee tool and chose convert to smart object. I went up to the filter pull down menu and chose Liquefy. This brings up an independent window that runs inside of photoshop. I reset all the numerical values. I alternated between using a small brush and a large brush to make the face a little thinner and to tame the model’s stray hairs.

 

Before:

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I used the push and warp tool to slim the arms and hips:

 

 

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I used the pucker tool to tuck in the model’s tummy and thin her ankles and legs.

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First I made another copy of the background layer. Then I pressed cmd+shift+X to bring up the liquefy window. I selected the twirl tool, increased the size of my cursor to 600px. I clicked in the center of the model’s face to twirl her head. I increased the density of the brush to 100, then I moved the models head to the right. All of these actions kind of warped her face so I used the warped tool to patiently fix it.

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September 2nd, 2014

Today I continued working on the Photoshop CC for Photographers: Fundamentals course on Lynda.com. I finished chapters 16-17 before leaving class to go to a career fair with my school. 

Before:

blur

 

After:

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First I went to the filter pull down menu, clicked on blur gallery, then iris blur. I then moved the blur slider to 8 px and applied the new settings.

 

Before:

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After:

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First I duplicated the background by dragging it to the new layers. Then renamed the layer CR. Then I went to the filter pull down menu and went to Camera raw filter. After that I just moved the sliders to create a bit more of an edge to the photo. When I finished the sliders read: Temperature: 8, Tint: 0, Exposure: 0.25, Contrast: 21, Highlights: -10, Shadows: 31, Whites: 0, Blacks: -7, Clarity: 39, Vibrance: 0, and Saturation: -10. Then I simply clicked OK and applied the changes. 

 

August 13th, 2014

Today I mostly watched videos on Lynda.com. I took a safety test and we had a fire drill. I learned a lot about using the computer. I know more about using safari and faster ways to organize files on the desktop. I also learned more about using the mouse and the trackpad.