Research:

Online Venn Diagram Tool

Digi Image - Create your own brush in photoshop:


Step 1 - find a vector image of what you want the brush to be. This works best if it it black on white eg:
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step 2 - crop or erase what you don't want:

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Step 3 - Make a selection around the image with your rectangular marquee tool:
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Step 4 - go to Edit - Define Brush Preset.

Step 5 - click on your paint brush tool and go to the brushes and your brush will now be at the bottom ready to use!



Photography - Surrealism

Elements of Composition
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Stop Motion Animation:

Stop motion is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence.


Dolls with movable joints or clay figures are often used in stop motion for their ease of repositioning. Stop motion animation using plasticine is called claymation. Not all stop motion requires figures or models; many stop motion films can involve using humans, household appliances and other things for comedic effect.

Frame Capture Advice:


1. Take 20 or more photo's to create a 1 second or longer animation.
2. Before you start, take a test shot to check lighting and focus. You may need to check settings such as macro.
3. Secure a backdrop and your characters and your camera so nothing moves in between frames.

Transferring the photos onto the computer:


1. Make sure the camera is turned off before you plug it in.
2. Once plugged in, turn the camera on.
3. Close any programs that open up and want to import.
4. Go to Start > Computer > Find the camera (removable drives) > Double click DCIM > Select your photos.
5. Open another Computer window > find your H Drive > Create a Digi Image folder > select the first window again. Copy and paste the images into your folder in the H Drive.




Photoshop Effects & Most Effective Ads: Links



1DME PHOTOSHOP EFFECTS

135 Awesome Photoshop Effects (explosion)
http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2012/04/photoshop-effects.html


41 Photoshop Effects – browse and choose
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/41-nicest-photoshop-photo-effects-photoshop-tutorials/


28 Image Manipulation Techniques (Speckyboy) Pencils and Paint
http://speckyboy.com/2009/02/25/28-incredible-photoshop-image-manipulation-techniques-and-tutorials/


30 Fresh Photoshop Tutorials (Speckyboy) Hand draw with photo
http://speckyboy.com/2011/03/22/30-fresh-photoshop-tutorials-for-graphic-designers/


25 Stunning Image Effects (Action Movie)
http://www.smashapps.org/2009/06/25-stunning-image-effects-in-photoshop.html


50 Graphic Design Photoshop Tutorials (Speckyboy)
http://speckyboy.com/2012/01/04/top-50-graphic-design-photoshop-tutorials-from-2011/


53 Killer Photoshop Illustrator Effects and Tutorials (Smoke Effects Tutorial)
http://www.noupe.com/tutorial/53-killer-photoshop-illustrator-effects-and-tutorials.html

45 Explosive colourful effects
http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tutorials-effects/45-explosively-colorful-photoshop-effects/


Design a cool Typography Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/photoshop/design-a-cool-typography-portrait-in-adobe-illustrator





ADVERTISMENT IDEAS
Most Effective Ads 2009
http://adage.com/article/media/magazines-effective-print-ads-2009/141738/

Most Effective Ads 2010
http://adage.com/article/media/effective-magazine-ads-2010/227244/

Most Effective Ads 2011
http://adage.com/article/media/effective-magazine-ads-2011/233159/



2.5 Visual Arts - Animation