Photoshop was definitely one my favorite classes in high school. It was different than most of the classes offered and I loved how creative I got to be. I wish it wasn't over. There are so many new tools I can use now to edit photos with.
My favorite project to complete in Photoshop was the Clone project, especially the one of me playing “hide-and-go-seek” with myself. It was a very easy project and I liked the fact that I could use digital photography. With this project there were so many creative ideas that I could choose to do and make my project more original. I’ve always seen cloned pictures on the Internet so it was awesome to actually learn how to do it. Everyone always thinks that the cloning pictures are much harder than they really are.
My least favorite project in Photoshop was the Monster project. This project frustrated me because I struggled making the wounds look realistic. During this project, I learned a lot of new tools but the project itself was very hard. I felt as if I got confused often working with the layer masks on the wounds. At the end of the project though, I found the source of all my frustration: I never made new layers for everything. This was one of the most important rules that Mrs. Skinner taught me.
I feel like I learned all I needed in Photoshop, but if there was one thing I wish we could have spent more time on, it would be digital photography. I wish we could have learned more about taking better pictures, all the features on the camera, and how to take better action shots. We had a short tutorial in the beginning of the year but I know there was a lot to learn about photography. I feel like knowing more on that topic could have improved my projects. Overall though, Photoshop taught me so much on editing my pictures and making them better.