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WDV 131 - Intro Photoshop and Fireworks

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course introduces students to the use of digital imagery for websites and other electronic media. Students learn to use Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks to create, modify and enhance images, and create exciting graphics for digital media use.
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of digital images.
    1. Explain the basic definition of file formats.
    2. Identify various file formats as they pertain to digital media.
    3. Identify the appropriate file formats for digital media workflow.
    4. Describe the relationship between pixel dimension, resolution, and file size.
    5. Determine the correct size and resolution for a digital image in various projects.
    6. Crop, rotate, and resize a digital image.
    7. Optimize a digital image for web use. 
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how color is used in digital images.
    1. Differentiate between RGB, Index, and HTML color models used.
    2. Explain the (above) color models numbering system.
    3. Determine the best color mode for a given digital media purpose.
    4. Identify the Internet resources for color palettes and groupings.
    5. Identify basic color themes.
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Adobe Photoshop user interface.
    1. Identify and describe the function of the Photoshop menus.
    2. Identify and describe the function of the Photoshop tools.
    3. Manage workspace by utilizing various palettes.
    4. Customize and save a workspace.
    5. Identify and explain Photoshop preferences.
    6. Differentiate between application and document preferences.
  4. Utilize Adobe Photoshop tools to prepare images for web.
    1. Open, crop, and save the image in the proper file format, color mode, and resolution.
    2. Repurpose (change the file format) of an image for web use.
    3. Optimize and image using the Save For Web feature.
    4. Understand various JPEG and PDF settings.
  5. Utilize Adobe Photoshop tools to repair and restore images.
    1. Utilize the paint tools to repair an image.
    2. Utilize the healing and stamp tools to repair an image.
    3. Utilize adjustment layers and selections tools to conduct basic image repair.
    4. Colorize an image.
  6. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Adobe Fireworks user interface.
    1. Identify and describe the function of the Fireworks menus.
    2. Identify and describe the function of the Fireworks tools.
    3. Manage workspace by utilizing various palettes.
    4. Customize and save a workspace.
    5. Identify and explain Fireworks preferences.
    6. Describe the difference between Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop.
  7. Utilize Adobe Firework tools to create graphics for a website.
    1. Create a banner using various Fireworks tools.
    2. Optimize and image using various Fireworks tools.
    3. Create a button using a varying up and over state.
    4. Develop a basic static web page design using Fireworks tools.
    5. Demonstrate a specific graphic technique using various Fireworks tools.
  8. Utilize Adobe Firework tools to properly export graphics for a website.
    1. Create slices and linked pages.
    2. Optimize image for the web.
    3. Identify image, HTML, and slice settings.
    4. Identify the correct export setting for a given graphic



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