I haven’t spent a lot of time with PhotoShop or other picture editing software. I got a little nervous when I saw this week’s request to go into the Assignment Bank and complete an assignment using a photo editing tool.
I picked two assignments near and dear to my heart. In my first assignment, I picked a patent designed by my boyfriend and stylized it using Pixlar. As a non-engineer, when Scott explains his work to me, it kind of all blurs together. Hence, I used formatting that made the picture a little blurry…unlike most engineering designs that are black and white. I always tried to make it more feminine with adding some pink hues to it to make it softer and gentler. This to me made the complex seem like it would be easier to understand.
For my next assignment, I took Michael Jackson Thriller album cover and updated it. I distorted the imaging by crinkling and warping it, similar to how Jackson’s own image got distorted as he got older. I changed his famous white suit into an odd green shade to symbolize his outlandish behavior with Neverland Ranch and other peculiar behaviors. I also changed the color of his hand to foreshadow his change in skin color. I selected his hand because that is also where he wore his iconic glove.
Using the photo editing software was fun. It is nice to get your creative juices flowing.