Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Images saved in Digital Literacy thus far...

Below is my scanned image from week 4, and a version I digitally coloured using Photoshop CS3 at home.

And here are my 5 photos...

Above is a photo I took of the place I used to live in the Waikato. I opened it in photoshop and adjusted the curves and saturation before adding a border.

This is a photo taken in Rarotonga last year. The RAW image was processed and cropped in photoshop.

My friend's band playing at the Invercargill musos club. Once again the image was processed in CS3 from RAW.

A building near where I once lived in Invercargill. Curves and saturation were altered in photoshop. I also did a little bit of dodging and burning to bring out the sky.

Another shot of my old home in the Waikato. Processed in CS3.

Free Software

There is such thing in this world as Free Software. This software is able to be copied, redistributed, used and even altered without restriction. For it to truly be "Free Software" it must be released with it's source code (so that users may change and improve the software) and a notice granting users permission to use it in the ways described above.

This is not to be confused with Freeware, which is software that is released free of charge, but without the privilege of Open Source.

5 Software programmes that are free:
-Gimp (an image editor like Adobe Photoshop)
-Audacity (a wave editor like Adobe Audition)
-Debian (an operating system like Windows)
-Abi Word (a word processor like Microsoft Word)
-Pidgin (an instant messaging client like Windows Live Messenger)

Below I have embedded a brief video on it's beginnings.

Open Source Beginnings from Alix Fullerton on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Newsreader Feeds

Hello world. I am here to tell you about the blogs that I have added to my newsreader feeds today. Try not to fall asleep.

Art Knowledge News

This one's pretty straightforward. It's a good idea to stay in touch with what's happening in the world of art whilst studying art.

Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog

After sitting down and reading 'Wanted' by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones cover to cover, cartoon and comic book art has become somewhat of an influence for my current artwork. This blog keeps me in touch with this kind of drawing.


I added this blog because it covers a wide range of arts, spanning across music, journalism, theater, dance, etc. and I figured it would allow me to keep in touch with art forms other than visual. By reading this blog I can see the way in which my art relates to the rest of the art world.

The Digital Art Community - GFXartist.com

Having been an amateur digital photographer for a couple of years now, I've spent a lot of time staring blankly at Photoshop. I get excited about HDR merging applications and Noise Reduction Plug-Ins, so in theory this blog should have me dancing about the room whenever Adobe announces a software upgrade.

Uploads from Gilad Benari

I've been watching this Israeli photographer for many years now, and his work never fails to amaze me. I still have a lot to learn from observing his work, and this blog allows me to follow it a little more closely.

So there you have it, world. Five blogs that I am now watching courtesy of Bloglines.
Now go away and do something meaningful with your life.