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Lynda Barry’s words remind me of my creative practice ethos. I am confident with physical materials however I am learning to incorporate digital image making into my practice. This project allowed me to improve my Photoshop skills, an area outside my comfort zone, and I realised that working digitally is very useful when you have less time to produce a final outcome. As a result of this I think differently about digital tools; I used to have a mental block whereas now I approach using software with a more open mind, and I am not so quick to give up on a task out of frustration if things are not going to plan, as I had done previously. I experienced some problems with pixelation when I changed the colours too many times, the letters becoming more and more distorted. To solve this I went back to my original scan and began the adjustments right from the beginning. I also tried working with Illustrator however, my skills are not developed enough to be able to make the most of the software, so I reverted back to PS as I feel more proficient in it, although I still feel that I have alot more to learn. The after effect of using digital methods of working was such that I felt a little detached from the work I produced. There is still a mental barrier that I have overcome to some extent however, I want my work to maintain the look of being hand made, even if I have used digital tools to reach the outcome. This is an ongoing challenge for me, to find the right balance between analogue and digital image-making processes.

Sarah Ee GDCP PM7000  
Sarah Ee GDCP PM7000  
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