Thursday, April 23, 2009

WEEK 2: TIME, SPACE AND FORM

PART A: Quick intro to Photoshop

In this tutorial exercise, i learnt about layering two or more pictures by using Adobe PhotoShop. The version i used for this program is Photoshop CS3. From the above picture, it was made of from 5 supplied still images where i cut them off by using magnetic lasso tool, one of the tool which ease the process of cutting by tracing the layout of the wanted object from the original picture and then layer them on top of each other. The arrangement of these layers can be done by using the layer panel (on the menu bar, Window > Toolbar) .
Part B: Constructing Temporal Montage from the supplied image

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Using the after effect software, i have construct the temporal montage from the suppiled images. The version i used was after effect cs4 but it doesnt really matter if we used CS3 or CS4 since we're not concerned about the "aep" file, instead we will be rendering the movie into many video fomats to choose from. In this case i am using Quicktime movie (.mov) file. In this exercise, i have learnt about using the timeline where i imported about 5 images provided taken from the QUT blackboard. Its quite similar to the photoshop where we did some layering of pictures but here we are doing the dynamic version of the still images. From the timeline, each element i.e picture has its own properties which allow us to change such as position, scale, rotation, etc. With reference to the above footage, i have changed the position, scale and rotation of each picture to create the animation as shown. This is just a basic way of animating object. We can used the preset animation provided by after effect cs3 or cs4 to enhance the animation performance.
My extra video:

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