Photoshop Project 1 Layers and Mask

Before Green Glass

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After Green Glass

Used a new layer created by clicking layers than duplicate layer, activate the background copy to add color to background with gradient tool, than moved to layer containing actual glass and change the opacity so that the glass is perceived as transparent. Once the opacity was changed activated the move tool, held down the option button and move a copy “drag” of the transparent glass as a second glass to the upper left corner area. Once a second glass is designed release the option button and a new layer is formed. If one decided to add a third glass, again hold down the option button and move the copy “drag” of a the third glass or object to the other corner, another layer is formed. Each layer will allow the specific glass created for that layer to be changed or moved.

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Before Pitcher


After Two Pitchers in Blue


After 3 Pitchers Blue


After Pitcher 3 Purple


***The same procedure as explained above except when coloring effect was designed on the 3 pitchers blue & purple instead of using gradient the background color was chosen on a separate layer created from the onset by selecting layer than added a layer by clicking duplicate layer which automatically names the background copy, activate the background layers in the layers panel pick your color and use the paint bucket too color the background , it is hidden under the gradient tool to paint the complete background. After, just continue the process of changing opacity, moving the pitchers while holding down the option key on the keyboard and create you multiple pitchers.


Mouse Box

The Mouse-Box includes a 1.4GHz CPU and 128GB of storage

We’ve seen plenty of compact PCs in the past, but few as tiny as the Mouse-Box. This new invention from a team of Polish engineers packs a fully-functioning computer into a mouse that you can hold in your hand. All you need to add is a screen and a keyboard and you’re ready to start work, get online or launch a presentation. The Mouse-Box is currently at the prototype stage and its makers are looking for funding to bring it to production.

Camera Raw, Enhance, Exposure, and Color Adjustments; Third Project

These two photo demonstrate how to Crop and use the Post Crop Vignetting sliders in Camera Raw;doing so one must first apply the cropping tool on the original photo and crop the part of the photo one wishes to highlight, second, access the effects tab in the tab section on the upper right side of camera raw at which time a window with sliders appear from were one can adjust intensity and luminance (darkness & lightness), the midpoint slider controls how far the vignette extends into the photo, the feather slider controls the softness of the inner edge of the vignette, and the highlights control whether highlights in the vignette area are preserved or modified. Vignetting occurs when the edges of an image, especially the corners are darker than the center. The first photo below is the before (original) and the second is after cropping and vignetting.



Camera Raw, Enhance, Exposure, and Color Adjustments; Second Project

The two photos represented below highlight adjustments made to the midtone colors from the Tone Curve and the HSL/Greyscale sliders found in Camera Raw. The first photo below shows changes made by the tone curve which emphasizes midtone changes in the landscape part of the the photo, while the HSL/Greyscale emphasizes changes in the midtone of the actual colors; an example displays increasing the red in the red flowers illustrated in the second photo of flowers below. The photos were saved by by using the snapshot tab in Camera Raw. Finally a psd file was saved in photoshop for possible further needed changes.

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Camera Raw, Enhance, Exposure, and Color Adjustments; First Project

Went to the workflow option in Camera Raw to make sure the color profile was set at Adobe RGB and the resolution set at 240 ppi; Adjusted Color Temperature using the white balance slider options from the Basic Tab. In the basic tab also changed the color darkness, light, contrast, highlight, and shadow setting by adjusted all specified sliders. Once satisfied with all changes save as preset and named each preset saved. After the preset was saved took a screen shot and added to this site. This was an exercise familiarizing one with Bridge and Camera Raw! Finally saved as a psd file in photoshop!

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Seawater Greenhouse and The Teatro del Aqua

Climate change, together with rising world populations and unsustainable farming practices, are causing the exhaustion of fresh water and food resources. The necessity for both is expected to exceed availability in the foreseeable future. It is the simple reality of this situation which gave rise to the idea for the Seawater Greenhouse.

The Seawater Greenhouse provides a low-cost solution by enabling year-round crop production in some of the world’s hottest and driest regions. It does this using seawater and sunlight. The technology imitates natural processes, helping to restore the environment while significantly reducing the operating costs of greenhouse horticulture.

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

Livescribe Echo Smartpen

The Livescribe Echo Smartpen allows you to record audio while you’re taking notes, and then play them back later. You can save and share interactive notes to your computer, iPad or iPhone via a micro-USB connector that also allows you to recharge your pen. The memory storage holds 400 or 800 hours of recorded audio, depending on the model, and includes an OLED display that makes it easy to navigate smartpen apps.

Cost: Starting at $169.95 (this would include 2 notebooks and a carrying case)

Adobe Bridge Project 3 — “Keywords & Star Ratings”

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Above are screen shots displaying Keywords created to help locate specific sets of photos in a much simpler fashion. Star ratings were also applied. There are two different workspace formats exhibited. All the data was created through Adobe Bridge. Adobe Bridge is organizational software used in photoshop to help, organize, find, and access data much easier.