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Examples for Chapter 2
p. 21, Analogue and Digital Clocks
The desktop clock applications illustrated in the book are rather crude and unattractive. We got these much nicer Flash ones from localtime.info. They work, too, illustrating analogue vs digital better than the book's static screenshots.
p. 28, Moiré PatternsThis is the original Illustrator file of Figure 2.10. If you open it you will be able to see that it is made up entirely of straight lines and the patterns are an artefact.
p. 29, PosterizationThis is a 24-bit colour version of the photograph shown in Figure 2.12. Experiment with reducing the number of colours and observe the posterization.
p. 34, PixelsBlow up this file until you can see its individual pixels, as in Figure 2.15.
pp. 38–39, Vectors and BitmapsYou can use this high-resolution photograph to experiment with applying filters.
You can find the vector drawing also shown in Figure 2.18 at the Digital Media Tools support site.
p. 41, VideoSee how the dull and entirely static images shown in Figure 2.21 turn into the lively movement of splashing water on a long-ago summer's evening.
p. 42, Animation"Animate" means "bring to life". The animation is made up of 30 individual drawings, some of which are shown in Figure 2.22. Each one is just a still image, but when you click on the cannon...