Task on programming

Today I have learnt how to do programming independently, reflecting back on what I have learnt in the previous week; such as constructing a circle and then being able to change the colour, the number of circles present and the function of when the mouse is clicked. Below is the actual layout in my program and some screenshots of my outcomes. I found the most difficult part was being able to find any small mistakes I had made then correct them so that the program could run.

int numberOfCircles = 10;
void setup () {
println (“setting up our program”);
size (600,300);
background (0);


void draw() {

while (numberOfCircles > 0) {
println(“drawing my circle”);
float circleSize= random(20,60);
ellipse (random(width), random(height), 20, 20);
fill (random (255), random (255), random (255)) ;


void mouseClicked() {
numberOfCircles = 10;
//what happens when the mouse is clicked


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New Photoshop skills

Today i have learnt an affective way of making all my images align using photoshop, which will be useful when composing my alphabet letters. To do this i had to select all my images and then select the align tool, moving them to the desired destination of my page. I also learnt how to only change the effects of a certain part of my image by further using layer masks, then using the black paintbrush tool to colour the part of my photograph i wanted to stay the same. Both of these are more examples i can use of non destructive editing when completing my alphabet task.

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Today I had my first workshop on how to do some basic processing; for someone who has not used anything like this before I did feel a bit like my brain had melted by the end. However I managed to complete the task and make a circle move around the page as well as getting the colour of the background to change depending on the x and y coordinates of the user clicking on the mouse. I did this all from scratch and have learnt some of the basic programming key terms and commands. The most important keys on my laptop have now become ( ) ; { } / and =. Overall I would say my first attempt was successful!

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Non Destructive editing

Still working towards my photography task, today I had a workshop on how to affectively edit my photographs using elements such as creating masks and then converting the photograph into a smart object so that if I make any mistakes while cropping my photographs it is easy to go back some steps. Furthermore I was also introduced to a new programme know as Bridge, which is a faster and more affective way to quickly edit photographs.

Below is just a screen shot of the practice task I did using Photoshop, demonstrating some of the skills I learnt which will come in handy when editing my alphabet photographs in a non destructive way.

thED8MPFOA thROFOQTASbecky hughes