Design Compositions

Composition Types:

Golden Ratio: The Golden Ratio is like the Rule of thirds but instead of dividing the page by 1:1:1 vertically and 1:1:1 horizontally. However the golden ratio divides the page by  1:1.618.



Rule of third: The rule of third divides the page by 1:1:1 vertically and 1:1:1 horizontally.


Golden Triangle: The Golden Triangle is a strong compositional guideline to use when your photograph contains strong diagonal elements. For example a family


Portrait: A portrait composition  is an Images that has a face and only a face in it.


Content Aware Selection

In this lesson we learned about the Content aware selection when editing an image. We were given an image of a beach and were given the take and extending it without losing an of the detail or resolution. Then we where shown the Content Aware tab when selected what we wanted to do which made the job 100% easier as it would do all the work for us. It worked out all the pixels and puts them into the section we selected.

After selecting an area (see left picture) and ask Photoshop to fill the are we were met with the box on the right. then were told to click the Content Aware Tab and it made the rest of the photo for us.


Here is the final product and it looks like the extra bit was meant to be there.

Image Correction

In the lesson, we were given the task to edit pictures and remove the bad looking parts (blemishes)and fix them using the spot healing tool. Also, we also learnt about the content aware selection on most selection tools.

Original Images

These Images were corrected using the spot healing tool(by. Morgan Freeman was edited so he is missing his freckles and his eyebrows. The black and white picture of the boy was corrected using the same tool. However, I got rid of all the lines.

Edited Images

I think I did pretty well but the only thing I would need to improve on is the healing of the boy’s leg and table leg and on. But overall I think I did pretty well. Who, What, Where, When Why

Non-Destructive/Destructive Editing

Destructive Editing is the destroying for pixels that you can redo and if you do redo it will not be the same as the old ones. Destructive Editing removes data from an Image so the images quality may be reduced.

Non-Destructive Editing allows you to make changes to an image without destroying the original image data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it. Because nondestructive editing doesn’t remove data from an image, the image quality doesn’t degrade when you make edits.

Created using both Non-Destructive and Destructive forms of editing

Photoshop (Week 1)

Over the Past week we used Photoshop and Illustrator the first lesson we had me were given the task of drawing an Elephant. The only catch was that we were only allowed to use 1 layer.

I used:

Brush Tool to create an outline and add detail., Fill, Magic Wand Tool to select an area to fill with colour and the eraser tool

My Elephant I created with only 1 layer in Photoshop