I chose to print off a lacrosse stick. I don't have a picture of the actual print as it ended up breaking. The printing was small and because of the shape of the stick, it was easy to break. I'd say that a lacrosse head could be 3D printed, it would just have to be printed on a large scale. There is a lot of detail in the head of the stick and when printed, if it is too small, the printer can't handle and create all the detail is such small space.
What is the relationship between process and product within the Computer Arts and Animation career? How has your understanding of the relationship between process and product changed over the semester? Explain fully your point of view before starting this class and what you think of process and product now.
Before the class, process, to me, was creating the final product, making it the best it can be before it is given to the customer. Now, at the end of the semester, my view is still the same, I just understand a little bit more about what goes on it that process. There is so much work put into making something. From the idea to the planning, the supplies and the work used to put it together. A lot of the projects I worked on took some time to complete and some times they didn't always work out so I had to go back to the drawing board.
Business Card for Filmmaker/Photographer
In this tutorial, I'll take you step by step on how to create a simple yet effective business card for filmmakers and photographers.
First, open up Photoshop.
Then you are going to go to File + Open
In this tutorial, I'm going to open up a picture of a camera lens and a cool action shot of a surfer. However, It's best to use your own photos when creating this card.
The picture I'm using here is not quite long enough so I decided to lengthen it without pixelating the actual image. First, click on the crop tool. Then grab the black edge on the side of the picture and pull it out to create a longer space to work with for the business card.
Because the background of the picture is black and the part of the image that got stretched is white, I had to color it in. Use the paintbucket tool and select the color black. Then place the paintbucket over the white space and click.
I also used the paintbucket tool on the lighter black space. This allows the lens to really pop.
Now onto the surfer. Select all of the image by Ctrl + A - this will put a moving border around the picture letting you know that you selected the whole image.
Go back to the original business card background. Hit Ctrl + V - this will paste the picture that you copied. You can see that the actual picture is bigger than the size of the card. This is okay because you can always shrink the picture without stretching it and making it pixelated.
Press Ctrl + T so that you can transform the picture and make it smaller. While holding down the Shift key, I dragged the black corner of the picture and made it small enough so that it fit the business card yet was slightly bigger then the size of the lens.
Now go to Edit - Transform - Perspective. This will place edges around the picture so that you can manipulate the perspective of the image.
I wanted to have the picture at the same angle as the lens so that it would look believable. This is why I chose to manipulate the perspective. I dragged the bottom lefthand corner back and dragged the upper righthand corner up to put it at the same angle as the lens.
From here, I went to the layers tab and changed the opacity of the surfer. I put it down to 25% so that I could easily see the lens behind me.
Next, you are going to want to use the eraser tool. Move the opacity down more if you need to see the lens more clearly. Erase all around the lens but keep the surfer image in the lens and don't erase inside of the lens. Make sure you are on Layer 1.
Once you have erased the border, it should look like this.
If you zoom in, you can see that the edge of the lens is a little jagged. Click on Background in the layers tab to make sure you are on the right layer. I used the blur tool to smooth out the edge of the lens. Use this to however you prefer.
Next, click back on Layer 1. Here, you can move the opacity to whichever you think looks best so that you can see the surfer and still see the lens behind it. I moved the opacity to 50%.
Now, you will put down your information. Click the Type tool and draw out a textbox that will fit the desired space you need. I used the font Century Gothic. The font is simple and effective.
The final product. Use the text tool to add whatever else you may need to add to your business card.
I transformed John Travolta into the cartoon Superman. I chose to transform John Travolta because he has a very rectangular face, much like superman. I occasionally feel pressured to look a certain way in society, anything on social media can make me feel this way however I then remember that I am my own person and whatever I chose to look like is okay because I'm happy with my own appearance.
This is my parts of a whole project - a dog. I used candy to make up the dog and small toys. This was probably my least favorite project, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed working on other projects. I wish that I could've learned another tool in photoshop with this project and I didn't.