Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Adobe Photoshop CS5

I always express creativity. In my E-Commerce class I had the privilege to work with Adobe Photoshop CS5. It is editing software that allows you to manipulate pictures and text. This software allows me to be creative. Creativity comes in all forms from poetry, drawing, writing songs, and many more.
I was surprised to learn that celebrity photographers use Photoshop. They take a picture of a celebrity and edit the photos. The majority of the pictures you see on the cover of a magazine are Photoshop.

It took me awhile to comprehend the basics and workstation. I was use to GIMP, which is free software editing. GIMP is a substitution for Photoshop. I was impressed that Adobe have Photoshop tutorials and podcasts of different topics pertaining to Photoshop.I totally recommend this software. Photoshop is an excellent tool to learn. This skill looks awesome on a resume. 

From my experience, Photoshop allowed me to:
1.      Create a background with text

2.      Have a black and white photo with a splash of color

3.      Cartoon Myself

Thursday, April 7, 2011

T-Boz: Thoughts

“The poems cover a whole range of topics: Love, relationships, heartbreak, body image, family, society, abortion, and many other things. They each mean a lot to me, and I hope they inspire you and give you a different perspective on what’s going on around you. You’ll find a little bit of yourself or someone you know”.
In 1999 T-Boz from the group TLC published a book called, “Thoughts.” The book reflected information about her life. Her topics included growing up without her father, her mother, loss of her grandmother, and her battle with Sickle Cell Anemia. Several chapters included her biography and other chapters included her personal poems.

Her book is for her diehard fans. It covered everyday situations teens go through. I was disappointed in the book. I expected more from her poems and the lack of expression disappointed me. I couldn’t believe she released her poems being that horrible.

As an artist she is talented. She has excellent songwriting capabilities and she’s creative in the music industry. As a poetic she needs a lot of work. She did an excellent job discussing issues and situations she goes through daily. If she omitted the poems I think her book might of made the New York Times Best Sellers List.

I would not recommend this book!