Thursday, February 7, 2008

New members and Masking effects

We have ongoing efforts to encourage the CC students to join Tech Club, in that regard we are poised to teach the youth and the volunteers how to create Webpages using Frontpage or Dreamweaver, manipulate graphics using Photoshop and Fireworks and how to create animated graphics using Flash.

I created an example Flash movie using the mask effect to show how to remove unwanted background images from a picture. In the Flash movie I used images of our newest Tech Club members, Melissa, Jon' Nita and Ashaunti.

When creating a mask you have to place a graphic of any shape over an image, when you set up the mask it reveals only the portoion of the back image that is beneath the graphic. As you can see in the above example I used the Pen Tool to create a graphic in the shape of the students outline. I once again encourage any student or volunteer who wants to expand their computer skills and learn graphic and webpage manipulation to join us on Tuesdays between 6:00-7:00pm for Tech Club.

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