Each class will be divided between a lectures/design objectives and in-class work. Some weeks will require students to complete out of classroom assignments. This course will integrate the theory of typography and design within each project by way of examples and readings. Students will be responsible for getting work printed for assignments. Readings, Quizzes, Design Projects, Design Objectives (Lectures), Presentations and Critiques, will all be part of the curriculum.
What will you learn in this course?
What will you do in class?
In-Class Assignments and Homework Assignments
In Class Projects and Presentations Critiques, led by instructor with student participation
What topics will be covered?
Pixel and vector tools
Importing images into Photoshop
Working with pixel images
Working with text
Working with layers and layer masks
Adjustment layers and Channels
Create and use Photoshop actions
Suggested Readings or Links to Other Content
Software: Course will be conducted using Adobe Photoshop. Adobe CC is the version we will be using in the classroom. Adobe Acrobat will also be used to view pdf files. Students will have access to the computer labs during the course of the term.
Literature: Required Readings will be supplied by the instructor
Recommended but not Required:
• “How to Design Cool Stuff” Before and After Magazine by John Wade
• “Thinking with Type” Ellen Lupton
For tutorials and additional help it is recommended to visit Lynda.com or Adobe.com for video tutorials. These tutorials are free and/or low cost.
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