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M. Bordovsky
George Mason University
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Judging from everyone's comments the work on the final "design" project is coming along, and it will be interesting to see what the second half of the class is creating. The fact that I have taken a risk and departed from the standard "brochure" format was calculated, and an attempt... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
For those folks reviewing my image page, here is the link. I apologize for the reduced amount of effort on the assignment. Please feel free to check out my revamped about pages! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
Re-colorizing seems somewhat akin to painting in the traditional sense. There are no shortcuts, and like watercolors they must be built up in different hues in order to create a convincing multi-hue image. Watching the video on Lynda.com has been useful, but even the expert's image of Teddy Roosevelt seemed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
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Well, its a work in progress. My older version of Photoshop seems to be handling the task fairly well. It seems difficult to determine exactly what degree of refurbishment is truly necessary, and at what point it becomes "dishonest." Thoughts? This week I had the pleasure of commenting on Paul's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
Photoshop magic. The readings were incredibly useful, especially the NYT article on false photos. It brings up a good point concerning the website tutorial on falsely aging images. While the practice may be fun, it does present some issues with historical truthfulness. In any case, the practice of adding color... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
Type is one of the fields of design that takes a sense of finesse. This assignment has been a challenge, but mercifully Amanda introduced a few of us desperate folks to the 960 grid system. If you haven't taken a look, please do. The ability to mask off sections of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
The matter of organization within <div>, <article>, and <caption> is a matter of forming structures, which correspond to the hierarchical reading scheme of browsers. The Lynda.com lecture on the subject was a useful tool in baseline organization would have been very helpful to read prior to the initial assigment. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
If you have the time and inclination check out my fledgling site http://www.arthistorymatters.com/ These baby steps will hopefully become a fully functional portfolio page capable of walking on its own two feet. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
The impact of Type upon design is not to be ignored. Similar to the other elements of design: color, layout, etc., type can have a great impact upon the reader Several texts in this week's reading decried Comic Sans for its unprofessional character, which is more appropriately directed at the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
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Feb 9, 2014
In the conveyance of information, design plays a critical part. Whether it is a matter of online media or print. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
Greetings, I will be writing in an attempt to make you all come to understand art in new ways. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at The Enriching Thread
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Jan 19, 2014