Tuesday, 17 September 2013

New Photoshop skills
1) How to insert an image- Click on the FILE menu.Then select OPEN . It will display a dialogue box in that click BROWSE to search for u r image .After selecting it click OK .thae selected image will be added to your PHOTOSHOP continue opening many files.
Select the Eraser tool
Set the background color you want to apply if you are erasing in the background or a layer with locked transparency.
In the options bar, choose a Mode setting. Brush and Pencil set the eraser to act like those tools. Block is a hard-edged, fixed-sized square with no options for changing the opacity or flow.
For Brush and Pencil modes, choose a brush preset, and set Opacity and Flow in the options bar
An opacity of 100% erases pixels completely. A lower opacity erases pixels partially. See Paint tool options.
To erase to a saved state or snapshot of the image, click the left column of the state or snapshot in the History panel, and then select Erase To History in the options bar.
Drag through the area you want to erase.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Analysis of Album Covers x10


Number of the BeastIron Maiden-
Number of the beast Denotation- a bright colorful piece of graffiti that is red, blue, yellow and white with a devil and another creature with flames at the bottom up them. The style of writing is very masculine. This looks like an evil image relating to hell.
Connotation-it looks as though the devil is luring the creature into hell so it becomes a devil creature.

Born in the USABruce Springsteen- Born in the USA-
Denotation-The behind of a man with a white top on and blue jeans with a red cap in his right back pocket. It also has red and white stripes in the background.
Connotation-It looks as though he has just finished a day of work as a rock and roll musician or a mechanic. As he says he's born in the USA in his title then the USA flag in the background could be relating to him being very patriotic or just loving his country.

Is This It
The Strokes-Is this it-
Denotation- A white skinned lady's hand in a black glove on her bum, it has a pure white background with black and red writing in the corner.
Connotation- It could mean that she is saying to her husband or boyfriend 'is this it that you want' It could also link to the name of the artist 'The Strokes' as the woman is stroking her bum. Or it could mean is this it? As in is this what life has come to.

Queen II
Queen-Queen II
Denotation-4 A dark black background with 4 men with their heads back and the front persons arms are crossed with a light shining on their faces. The albums name is in the top left hand corner with a black centre but a white outline. Connotation-It could be them going up to heaven, and heavens light is shining on their faces.

Unknown PleasuresJoy Division-Unknown pleasures-
Denotation-It is a black background with white lie detector waves going up and down constantly.
Connotation- It could be that she is taking a lie detector as her 'unknown pleasures' could be her cheating on her husband or boyfriend. 

Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Wish you were here.
Denotation- It is two idetical men standing in an industrial estate with big white factories but one has bright orange fire coming out of his back.
Connotation-They could be twins and one could have died in a fire and the other twin wishes he was here.

Who's NextThe Who-Who's Next-
Denotation-4 men standing on a mountain with dark grey rocks and white clouds hovering over them and nothing around apart from a white cuboid.
Connotation- Maybe they have been abandoned there by somebody who doesn't like them and they are wondering whos next to be abandoned or who the next person they see will be, as they're such an open unknown place that nobody passes through there.

Nite VisionsSoulwax-Nite visions.
Denotation- Red and white diagonal lines with the album name and artist name in red in the bottom left. The colour of the writing is feminine but the style is bold and masculine.
Connotation- You can only read Soulwax Nite Visions in the dark so it is like it is hiding so you would need night vision glasses to see it.

Parallel LinesBlondie-Parallel lines-
Denotation-Black and white parallel lines in the background with 5 men in black and white suits and 1 woman in a white dress in the middle. Across the top it has Blondie written across with parallel lines between the B and E letters. The colour and style of writing is very feminine.
Connotation- Usually parallel lines are the exact same but these parallel lines are black and white so maybe its trying to say black and white people are the same.

TutuMiles Davis-TUTU
Denotation-I see a close up of a black skinned male with a pitch black background. There is no writing but from the colour way it looks very masculine.
Connotation- It could be trying to portray that it is just him and you should take him for who he is.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Waterloo Road Case Study

Waterloo Road Case Study

1) This is the Waterloo Road logo, I think that they designed the logo like this because it appeals to school kids who sit around lots of school tables all day. Most viewers are probably school children so it will be appropriate for them. Also teachers may watch this and desks is watch they look at from 8:30 until 3:10 so it could appeal to them.

2) The producers use a different range of characters to appeal to many people. Most of the people they appeal too are school children that are about 12 to 17. Most are secondary school boys and girls and possibly teachers might watch it too. Some young children could watch it such as year 6 or 5 students. Also parents may possibly watch it to ensure their children that they shouldn't do what some of the students do.

3) The program is broadcasted at 8:00 pm every Thursday night, the reason for it being at 8:00 pm is that some of the story lines are a bit mature for young children so they should be in bed by the time its started. At 8:00pm secondary school boys and girls will have finished their homework and be relaxing so its a perfect time for it to be on. The reason i believe it to be on a Thursday night is due to the fact that maybe its a thursday evening and there is  one more day at school until the weekend.