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Well thats bye bye for visual language for now, our first term is coming to an end realllly quickly, i can’t believe it’s gone so fast.

So to finish up my blog i added a custom header, it’s a photo from my holiday in Greece a few years back, i thought i should put a bit of warmth on my page since its freeeezing outside. I also added a flickr and twitter feed to my page.

I still have to finish my website, my promo interview and my photography portfolio along with a few other bits and pieces i’ll upload these to when im all done and dusted….

so before I go I thought id leave you with some pics of the crew, well most of them :D, we had fun so far can’t wait to see what happens next….

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This week in Visual Language we had a look at, digital imaging. A lil bit more technical than previous weeks, but i really enjoyed it, as boring as that might sound.

Well lets get the ball rolling with…………

  • Bitmaps
  • Bitmap Imaging Formats
  • Vectors
  • Photoshop

Bitmaps

A bitmap graphic (raster) is basically a large grid with a lot of little squares. If you put a different colour in each little square, you can build an image square by square. When you stand far enough away from the grid, the individual grid squares blend together and you see a complete image. The little squares are called pixels (picture element software).

Full image

Full image

Bitmap Grid

Bitmap Grid

The image quality is determined by its size and resolution. Resolution could be the Dots per inch (DPI). The traditional rule of thumb is DPI for images that will only appear online and 300 DPI for images that will be commercially printed.Also it could mean how many dots across by how many dots down u want to appear on your screen , such as, 800×600, 1024×768 etc.

Bitmap Image Formats

  • TIFF (.tif)
  • BMP (.bmp)
  • PICT (.pct)
  • GIF (.gif)
  • JPEG (.jpg)

GIF (graphic Interchange Format)

  • 256 colours max.
  • Can be animated
  • Allows single-bit transparency

JPEG (join Photographic Experts Group)

  • 16-bit format
  • Millions of colors at once
  • Perfect for photographs

PNG (Portable Network Graphics)

  • png-8 similar to gif
  • png-24 similar to jpeg, but not half as good

Vectors


Rather than  being composed of pixels, vectors consist of point, lines and curves. The advantages of vectors are that the file sizes are usually quite small, the y have infinite resolution no matter how large you expand. On the other hand they are not well suited to photographic images, and they are not universally interoperable as bitmaps.

Photoshop

A graphic editing program developed and published by adobe systems.

[Photoshop Tutorial] Heres a link to a Photoshop tutorial, you can find thousands of these on the net. Have a look i think there worth watching. I was really looking forward to getting hands on with Photoshop. I just wanted to dive right into it, but that didn’t happen :(. It’s something im really eager to try out for myself, fingers crossed.

puppets

puppets

In our lab session today, we had a task to use puppets to do a quick play. This is just another way of communicating visually. This was not one of my favourite classes as we didn’t have very long to prepare, and i hate going into something half-hearted. I wasn’t comfortable standing up in front of people with no idea what i was doing. I’d rather more time for research and planning. Puppets are most definitely not my forte.

Next week we will be going on a trip to the [IMMA]. Following our mid-term break we will begin our next assignment.

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Hello there i thought i’d start of with a little update on my assignment so far, i have around 30 pictures of the 60 done.

Mr. Sun Sun Mr. Golden Sun

Half way there

Ive noticed that once you get about half way through this assignment u have to start thinking outside the box. You have to use a little imagination. Theres only so many ways you can draw a sun, heres one picture of a sun with a bit of a difference.

Sprite/Sun

Sprite/Sun

By putting emphasis on the sun, making it a brighter the colour than usual, i thought it worked well. Lets just hope i finish them in time for friday :D. I’ll let you know how it goes.

So anyway, this week in our visual language class we discussed elements of visual language, line, point, pattern and texture. Without these we cant visually communicate.

Line (horizontal = relaxing)

Line (horizontal = relaxing)

Pattern (Willam Morris/ Tulip and Willow)

Pattern (Willam Morris/ Tulip and Willow)

point (Roy Lichenstein)

point (Roy Lichenstein)

Texture (mark Tobey, creates illusion of texture)

Texture (mark Tobey, creates illusion of texture)

Also in class we were asked to draw in our A4 hardback notebooks:
1. Use dots only to communicate the concepts:

  • Male
  • Female

2. Use line only to communicate the following emotions:

  • Angry
  • Confused
  • In Love
Dots (Male and Female)

Dots (Male and Female)

Line (Angry, Confused, In love)

Line (Angry, Confused, In love)

We also done the ‘Black Square Problem’. By using four flat black squares of the same dimension, create a graphic image to express the meaning of the following six words: order, increase, bold, congested, tension, and playful. Make eight preliminary sketches for each word in the areas indicted. Then select the most effective solution for each and execute it in the larger designated area. (I’ll upload a picture of this later):D

Well thats all for this week…..

bye bye

bye bye

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