Computer Design of Instructional Graphics
Prerequisites: Demonstration of computer literacy.
This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, the industry standard for image manipulation. Photoshop is used to prepare graphics for many different forms of output. In this course we will explore and prepare images for three of those forms: print, web, and CD-ROM. Students will also learn to combine Photoshop with other applications. Requirements: Working knowledge of the Macintosh operating system. Students will create a graphics portfolio that demonstrates an ability to produce a wide variety of high quality instructional graphics utilizing various popular software applications.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- List the differences between and uses for various graphic file formats
- Scan an image on a flatbed scanner and modify the resulting digital image in Photoshop
- Color Correct and retouch scanned images
- Learn to make complex selections using Color Range, Quick Mask and Extract
- Recolor a grayscale selection to match another image
- Convert files from one graphical format to another without loss of quality
- Develop proficiency in using Photoshop’s layers and history palettes
- List at least five methods of acquiring and changing color
- List the principles of typographic layout
- List the optimized physical and file size for each of the following: CD-ROM screen, Web page, Animation, Book cover
- Slice and optimize images for output to the web
- Design a Web page