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  • 1. Evaluation: Question 6
    What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

2. Survey Monkey
When doing my research on music magazines I used a website called Survey Monkey. It helps you to create a survey that you can then publish on the internet so people can fill it in.
After I created my survey I then posted the link to it on Facebook and Tumblr so my friends could fill it in. In total 22 people filled in my survey and I got a good set of results that helped me get an idea of the things I needed to include in my music magazine.
I found that Survey Monkey was a bit hard to use, and it was difficult to see how to post the link onto facebook. Butafter Id got the hang of it, I found it very easy and useful. It was a good way of getting a good range of results.
3. The camera I used to do all of the photography in my music magazine was a Fujifilm S5700.
Ive had this camera for about 3 years now, so I already knew how to use it. I didnt have any problems with using it, so the photo taking process went pretty smoothly and quickly.
4. Below you can see some examples of how my images turned out (theyre not edited at this stage). For these images, I made my subject stand against a plain white background; this was so most of the focus was on her, and not the surroundings. I did find it hard to get the right lighting. But in the end I ended up just using the flash on the camera to get the picture a bit lighter. Also having the flash on makes the colour of her eyes and lips stand out so much more.
5. Photoshop Cs2
The desktop publishing software I used to create my front cover, contents page and features page was Photoshop Cs2.
At first I found Photoshop really difficult to use as Id only ever used it for quickly editing a few photos; nothing too difficult or complicated. I had to teach myself how to use the software before I could even begin, which did use up a lot of my time I think.
After I had practised using Photoshop a bit
I was able to do effects, such as Colour
Replacement, Background Eraser, etc...
It also took me a while to get used to all
the layers in the images, it gets quite
Confusing because you have to get them in
the right order.
The next couple of slides will show how I learnt how to edit the photos so I could get the right effect I was looking for.
6. Here is an example of how I edited one of my images:
As you can see in the first image, the light that I had on in the room made the image go a bit yellow/orange in the bottom right hand corner. I thought I was going to have to re-take the photo, but then I found a tool on Photoshop called the Colour Replacement tool. This allows you to select whichever colouryou want, and colour in areas that same colour.
As you can see in the second image, I also played around with the colours as well. I tried to give it a slightly vintage or old look. It took me quite a while to figure out how to do that effect (I did have to use a tutorial on the internet to help me do a little bit of it), but I got the hang of it after a while. I ended up doing the same effect on every picture from this photoshoot so theyd all go with each other on the page.
7. Here is some more examples of how I edited my images.
8. Blogger
Obviously Blogger is the website I have
used to post all my work on. Overall I have found it very easy to use, even though to start off with it took me a while to figure out how to use it. I already use a blog site called Tumblr, which is extremely easy to use, everything is all set out on one page and its easy to get around. So going from that to Blogger was quite hard, because I didnt really know how to get around on the site! Also, I found that it was really slow, especially when I was trying to upload an image onto a post. But other than that I found it quite easy to use.
Slideshare is a site that allows you to put power points onto your blog. I found this site extremely helpful for putting my power pointonto Blogger. Its really simple and easy. All you have to do once youve uploaded the file onto Slideshare is click the Blogger button on the side and it automatically connects with Blogger. I didnt have any problems with this site at all, and it was very simple to use.