For our first Product Design unit, we are designing a lightbox. In the lightbox, we should put a landscape of a place that is special for us. In the beginning, I have three places to choose from, one is Baotou, one in Singapore, and somewhere. I chose Singapore because I have a house in Singapore, I have been to Singapore many times, and there are many famous buildings in Singapore. I found a photo on Google and created my layers based on this photo.
First, I drew a draft, you can see that I put the “Three-legged building” and the background together, but when I was designing it in adobe, I decide to separate the background and the Three-legged building, I think it looks better that way.
I think the hardest part of making a lightbox is making layers on adobe, I have never used Adobe before, it is my biggest obstacle. I forgot what the teacher taught me, no matter how many times he taught me. My layer is basically done by Rebecca coaching me, she helped me a lot, if it weren’t for Rebecca my layer wouldn’t be done on time.
After my layer is cut out, overall it is better than what I expected. When working on the layer I think the “Three-legged building” will break, when it is cut out it is actually very strong. When I was painting, because I was too lazy and didn’t want to mix color, I used the colors available, so the color of the photo I found at the beginning may be different from what I have colored my layer.
When I assembled all the layers together, it looked good, but when I turned on the LED lights I found a big mistake.
We can’t see LED lights from the fount.
Overall, I think my lightbox was a success because this lightbox is not as bad as I thought.