The final piece of assessment for ACM202 is an online quiz that includes multiple selection questions about:
- how to interpret histograms,
- the impact of various curves adjustments,
and practical exercises in:
- the adjustment of pixel dimensions,
- assigning colourspace,
- use of layer masks
- and selecting pixels/hair.
Evening, M 2010, Adobe Photoshop CS5 for photographers
See Chapter 5: Image Editing Essentials for revision on Histograms and curves adjustments and Chapter 9: Layers, Selections & Masking
With regards to selecting a figure/hair from a background, you may also want to review the video tutorials by Martin Evening:
(If the links play up, you can google for these on youtube. They are published by http://www.youtube.com/user/FocalOnline)
These are my exercises:
I am not very happy with the first one but I think the second one looks a bit better as in more natural:
This is my final Online Identity Website. As you can see I changed the Profile picture and the Cover Photo as I wanted to emphasize how in the online world we can do and change whatever we want of ourselves in order to look better, emphasising or disemphasising parts of ourselves that we want to show or to hide. For the profile photo I used the photograph that I produced earlier this trimester for the About Face project as it represented the “ideal me”. For the Cover photo, instead, I used a photograph of me in one of my holidays where I photoshopped myself (skinnier body) and the landscape to make it more attractive for the viewer.
So my Online Identity project will be based on MY OWN online identity. My main online identity is Facebook, therefore I will use this social network site as a template for my website project.
I will “recreate” somehow my profile page of Facebook where each part of it is linked to images as in nowadays society “we show rather than tell”. So clicking on each part of it (Where I work, What’s on my mind, My feelings, Places etc…) you will be redirect to images related to that topic. It will be a sort of a “window” into my “private life” although, it is still ME who decide what I want to SHOW and what I don’t!
Glitch Art really fascinates me so I decided also to include this “strange/abstract” art to my online web project as glitches are basically “errors in communication because of/through technology” symbolising that what you see online is not always what it seems!
This is the first draft:
However, I also thought that I could “glitch” each part of my Facebook content but I am not sure if it would too confusing
Well…I have done it to see how it would look:
As the definition of Glitch is an “error in communication” I thought it could be funny/ironic to use a picture of me and my ex boyfriend to produce a Glitch Artwork.
This is the original photograph:
And this is the Glitch version of it:
Some other example from the same photograph:
Notes based on Nunes, M. (2011) ‘ Error: Glitch, Noise, and Jam in New Media Cultures’
- Our information utopia is an error-free world of efficiency, accuracy and predictably. Nowadays society tries to minimise errors and maximise performance
- Relationship between information and error but also the role that error itself plays within the communicative system
- Errors/ Glitches happen in our everyday life
- Glitch is an error in communication
- Errors reveal something that is invisible (“a good tool is an invisible tool”)