Specific features of basic graphics packages

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Specific features of basic graphics packages

ERASE:

  • want to get rid of an added component to an image

FILL WITH COLOUR

PICK COLOUR

CHOOSE PENCIL:

  • used to draw lines both straight and curved
  • hard to draw using mouse

CHOOSE BRUSH:

  • hard to use mouse on screen and some professional artists prefer to use an alternative input device such as a light pen (where they draw directly onto the screen) or a graphics tablet

CHOOSE AIRBRUSH TOOL:

  • soft edge stroke similar to one use a can of spray paint
  • longer leave an airbrush tool in one position the greater the build up of paint on that area
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SHADE:

  • make pictures realistic, make stand out

LINES:

  • line tool draw straight lines on the canvas
  • can alter the thickness
  • automatically drawn between the two points

CURVES

LAYERING

ROTATING

REPEATING PATTERN:

  • can be used for backgrounds, to fill shapes
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Tasks that can be carried out using graphics packa

Imaging effects:

ALTERING THE PIXELS IN A PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE/AIR BRUSHING:

  • can remove skin blemishes, unwanted objects and even people from an image

REMOVING RED EYE FROM A PHOTGRAPH

MORPHING:

  • special effect where one image changes into another
  • need two images for morphing: image start with and image end up with

WARPING:

  • changing position of pixels in an image

APPLYING FILTERS:

  • apply an effect to an image or part of an image
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Cropping an image:

  • hiding part of the image

Adjusting colours in scanned, drawn or photographic images

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