Exercise 1.5

I made the 2 montage of the same images just re working them.  I removed all background elements in the photos, to make the emphasis the car at all angles.  I like the one on the right better, I like the balance of the exhaust on the bottom and on the right.

Exercise 1.4

The 2 originals are on either side of my merged picture

Photoshop Exercise

The original is on the Right.  I didn’t really edit it much to get a picture I like more on the left.  I Added a hue/saturation adjustment layer, an exposure layer, and an adjustment layer for the RGB color levels.  My adjustments were minor but the combination gave me a richer feel to it.  I wanted to give the wood a slight darker look but still natural and not overly light.  I wanted to give the strings a little more contrast from the wood to stand out more by giving them it a little more of golden color.

Exercise 1.2

Top Left to right; Balance, Unity Contrast

Bottom Left to right: Emphasis, Rhythm

Exercise 1.1

The photographs are in order from top left to right; Color, Line, Shape. Bottom left to right; Texture, Value.

Iconic Memorex Ad

This is one of my all time favorite advertisements.  It is an iconic ad from the 1970s that effectively shows the power of design to portray an idea or concept.  This was the introduction of a new technology at that time.  The introduction of tapes was to be big during that time and showed just how well the tape was going to rock you out of your chair.   I like the contrasting balance of the design, having the key darker elements on the sides with the light wall in the background, with the use of a dark like in the baseboard drawing your eye from one side to the other.  It gives the viewer a good idea of the action of sound being blasted from the speaker knocking the glass over while also blowing the listeners hair and tie back. This was a difficult to do in the 1970s without the use of a digital media to work with.   This shows the large amount of design work and thought that was put into the concept before the photo shoot took place.  Digital design work of today is going to be a bit easier than that of the work of the past.