Friday, 17 April 2015

What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? (draft)


Photoshop was the editing software used in the making of my magazine, I had used it briefly before the course but since making my magazine I had to learn many more skills, such as editing a picture to remove flaws, how to change the lighting levels, aligning images and cutting images out using the different built in tools. It allowed me to create a professional, realistic looking final magazine.


I used a combination of the school computers and computers at home to complete my magazine, it was absolutely vital to making my magazine, as it was the hardware which allowed me to access the software and websites I used when making and researching my magazine.


I used a Nikon D3200, which is the digital-slr camera I used at school, during making my magazine I had to learn how to set up the camera to take my desired pictures, by adjusting exposure, white-balance and shutter speed. The use of the camera let me take high-quality, professional looking pictures, which helped contribute to the overall high quality of my end product. In conjunction with the camera I also learnt how to use a tripod, which let me take stable, blur free pictures, whilst also letting me take multiple pictures from exactly the same location/perspective.

SD Cards and USB memory sticks

I used a variety of different SD cards and memory sticks in the process of making my magazine, they were very useful in transferring pictures and photoshop files between computers as they were too large to send via email or conveniently upload to cloud services. Because they easily let me take work between home and school it allowed me to complete work much easier as I wasn't limited to only working at school.

Google Chrome

Google chrome was the internet browser I used whilst carrying out research or finding images, without it, researching magazines and target audiences would have been much more difficult.

UK Tribes & YouGov Profiler

These two websites were very useful in the process of making my magazine, as they provided invaluable information on different youth cultures and their interests, and they permitted me to effectively market my magazine.


This was the website I used to post all my work relating to my magazine, it was incredibly convenient as it automatically saves work, and can be accessed from any internet browser, so it made working across multiple computers very easy.


Flickr is an image hosting site I used to upload the high definition photos I took, it allowed me to easily display and backup work online, whilst also accessing them from any internet browser.

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