Welcome to the Baldwin Boomerang

We long to see people in every tribe, tongue and nation transformed for God's glory. Our mission is to share the gospel by producing effective, compelling media tools that people can understand in their own culture and language. We are preparing to serve as full-time media missionaries with Create International. Toward that end we completed an extensive missions training program called a Crossroads DTS at YWAM Perth, Australia and a secondary YWAM school called the School of Frontier Media in Thailand. We are currently on furlough in North America and hope to see you face-to-face in 2010!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Illustrator and Photoshop

The School of Frontier Media has been an exceedingly positive experience for us here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Each week we have a different area of concentration. Not long ago we shared some of our best photos taken in Photography week. Last week we were introduced to two Adobe programs: Illustrator and Photoshop.

Photoshop is a wildly popular image editing and manipulation program used for photography, airbrush illustration, collages, special effects, etc. Photoshop is a different palate than Illustrator. As a computer program it acts like a canvas with paints and brushes for image manipulation.

The "Greetings from Thailand" postcard featured above is my photoshop project for the week--essentially a collage of eleven different images from photos I have taken here in Thailand. Except obviously the one of us taken by my friend Barry.)

Best of all our photoshop guru, Abby, got to join us for the week and even show us parents up.
Illustrator is a vector-based illustration program used to create technical art, logos, cartoon art, charts, diagrams, etc. The best metaphor for Illustrator is a program that simulates creating art by layering paper cut-outs on top of other paper cut-outs.

Abigails says: "During my parents SFM week on Photoshop and Illustrator I was able to sit in on their classes. This picture ^ is an amine girl I made on the program Illustrator."

Here are the rest of the projects we made for class.

Allyson: "For my Illustrator project I copied a photo of Venetian beads. Getting all the layers correct and the little bit of shine was challenging for a first-time user."

Steve: "This is a butterfly fairy based on a statue I saw in Singapore. My goal was to create a fun character from Asian folklore."

Abigail: "This picture is of my friend Nicola. I created it on Photoshop. First I had to take a picture of the computer. Then in the same room I took the picture of the computer I also took a picture of Nicola so that the lighting was the same. Then came the hard part I had to erase around her body and add the shadow."

Allyson: "My photoshop project is a picture of Rachel farming where office supplies grow. Rachel helped me by making the sticky note/tack trees. "

We are very excited to have these new skills with these new tools.

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