This course is an introduction to the use of image editing software for the creation of dynamic images for print, web and multimedia applications. Special attention is given to scanning images, resolution formulas, appropriate file formats, color correction, organization of images, color management and image compositing. Students will be given hands-on instruction using current image editing software. Contemporary and historic styles in imaging, photography and composition will be introduced with an emphasis on aesthetic, technical, and conceptual practices. Demonstration, discussion and formal critiques will augment class work.
What will you learn in this course?
• Objective 1: Demonstrate the fundamental skills of image manipulation, composition and compositing techniques.
• Objective 2: A firm understanding of layers tools in Photoshop, including local and global adjustments.
• Objective 3: Understand and execute best practices in regards to scanning negatives, prints, and objects.
• Objective 4: Intentional use and editing of colors for color correcting or thoughtful editing.
Course Materials | Supplies
• USB drive with a minimum memory capacity of 2GB and External Hard Drive of 1 TB or greater formatted for Mac
• Sketchbook (suggested, for notes, planning projects and idea sketching)
• 1 Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera capable of manual settings.
• 1 tripod (suggested but not required).
THIS COURSE IS A REQUIREMENT IN OUR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL II CERTIFICATE AND HAS PREREQUISITES.