I got an A in my Photoshop class! Yay!
I'm so excited. I worked really hard in this class, and knew NADA about this program before I started. I mean, except for what I learned from hanging out with a graphic designer...I had only fiddled with some of the commands, but didn't mentally store any of it, and had no concept of the wide variety of things you can do with this program. It turns out, it's not so easy to get the hang of all of the commands and controls and settings. I'm still not very good at sizing. Here's my final project:
We were supposed to come up with something that was "dreamlike", either in context or in imagery, so I did a little bit of both. Our other choice was to react to a news media image, and I guess I did a little of that too...I'd been having these bizarro dreams about an old boyfriend, and that poor "runaway bride" from Georgia was all over the news, so I'd been thinking about all the hype, and pressure on relationships, and what we "dream" versus what reality hands us, blahblahblah, and this sort of came out of that...I was going to put a photo of the beach in there along with the book publishing building (reflective of personal "dreams" that can get lost in the shuffle, of course...) but the beach shot just wasn't working out aesthetically so the moon went in instead.
It was very challenging to assemble and quite a lot of fun, when it came down to it. My professor has had some recommendations for further study and I hope I can get myself in gear to pursue it. Maybe this is the right time for the University of Baltimore. We'll see.