Assalamualaikum and hello readers!
Alhamdulillah all praises to Allah that I’m still alive today and still got the chance to attend Educational Technology class for this week after having a very hectic life last week. It is common to all university’s students to be very busy at the end of the semester as we have to catch up with the dateline for the assignments, presentation and all sorts of report. It is a tiring challenge for us as students.
Back to the main topic! This week Kak Ana did emphasize on how to do a good blog reflection as ours are not achieving certain requirements that are set yet. She has shown us the examples of the seniors’ blog and now I can see the difference between their reflections and mine. Mine is just reporting what I have done so far in the class and I’m not relating what I’ve learnt from the class to the real life situation. So, it is kind of dry reflection without emotion of what I’ve felt after learning something new from the class. Actually there are five stages altogether in doing a good reflection starting from reporting, responding, relating, reasoning and reconstructing. InsyaAllah from now and onwards, I’ll try to improve my reflection as much as possible and please do guide me if I’m wrong.. 🙂
We are informed that there’ll be an Edu Technovation Day in week 14 which is the last week of studying before the study week break. We need to present about our video production and the new info that I get this week is we have to create a poster to promote our video. It’s some kind of doing a film cover for our video. Besides that, in this event, the other lecturers such as the Deputy Dean or any other lecturers will be invited too. For me, it is the most important day as we need to present our video production as it comprises a lot of things that we have learnt from the class to create the video. It is not an easy task actually. I hope that me and my group members will do our best for the day.
Making a poster to promote our video sounds like a good idea as we can apply what we have learnt in the Adobe Photoshop’s class. Leaning without practice is nothing as we tend to forget the knowledge. Even I have learnt how to use Adobe Photoshop last two weeks, but I’m still struggling to use it this week because I’m only use it in the class. Therefore, practice is very important as Adobe Photoshop is a useful software when I got in to work later because when the school is going to have an event and I’m the one who is assigned to create a poster, I can apply the knowledge that I’ve learnt. I’ll try to use and explore it more often.
So, to create a poster by using Adobe Photoshop, follow this steps below:
1) Set your canvas
FILE > NEW
PRESET > INTERNATIONAL PAPER
SIZE > A3
RESOLUTION > 100 – 150
Then click OK.
2) Import a picture as the background
FILE > OPEN > CHOOSE A PICTURE FROM THE FILE IN YOUR COMPUTER
3) To have a landscape image
IMAGE > IMAGE ROTATION > 90′ CLOCKWISE
4) To set up a new canvas
WINDOW > ARRANGE > FLOAT ALL IN WINDOW ( do it two times)
5) To drag the picture from the 1st canvas
Click on the MOVE TOOL icon then drag the picture
6)To adjust the size of the picture
Click the box SHOW TRANSFORM CONTROL.
Press the left click with the SHIFT button on your keypad simultaneously to adjust the size of the picture without changing the picture’s proportion.
7) To colour the background
WINDOW > LAYERS > BACKGROUND > GRADIENT TOOL > BUCKET TOOL > Choose the colour that you prefer > Move the cursor to the background then click it
8) To give effects to the picture
IMAGE > ADJUSTMENT > PHOTO FILTER
9) To add text to the picture
SELECTION TOOL > TEXT
Click the cursor on your image and then type your text
10) To change the colour of your text
Right click on the TEXT’S LAYER > BLENDING OPTIONS
That’s all what I’ve learnt for Adobe Photoshop CS 4 and please correct me if I’m wrong. Actually it’s not that difficult to use this software but I just need to be patient and more passionate in learning it. Hopefully that I’ll be expert using this software after some practices and I can apply it as my teaching aids to attract students’ attention when I’m a teacher on one fine day.
Thank you for reading this entry. 🙂