Final Write-Up

by wyattnunn

            My favorite project was working with Photoshop. I have always loved working in the program, so it was nice to put my skills to the test and get them graded. I pretty much had worked with all of the Adobe CS packages. The one that I was least familiar with was Illustrator, but that wasn’t too bad. In the future I could see myself helping create logos or being a graphic designer. My emphasis however is Journalism and Media Production. One thing I think that could have been helpful would be learning how to use Adobe Flash could be helpful. It would allow us to learn how to create animation videos, which could be helpful in today’s world. I did not use any other websites or resources really. I did ask my mother a few things when we were working with Illustrator because she is a graphic designer for The Tacoma News Tribune. I have had to use tutorials before class when I have messed around with the programs. I think that learning After Effects could be cool, but it is very time consuming and difficult. It can be amazing, frustrating, and fulfilling how long it takes to edit and change a 30 second clip.  Other thoughts on the class, it was annoying at times to have to work around copyrighted material. I thought for educational purposes you could use any kind of pictures or music you wanted. I do understand that if I were making logos for a company or for profit, then using copyrighted material would be a no go. Overall though I thought the class was pretty fun, and I enjoying having to work for a deadline. It was kind of weird never having seen Prof. Beam in person, and only through the video tutorials that were required for class.