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GRT 415 - Digital Imaging I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students will learn digital image capture, including use of a professional-grade digital camera. Students will then use Adobe Photoshop to adjust and prepare images for professional print production and other media. Throughout this course, students will learn the principles of digital imaging, including image adjustment tools, color science and color management.
Prerequisite: GRT 406
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of digital image capture
    1. Explain the difference between analog form and digital form.
    2. List various types of light sensors used in imaging devices.
    3. Identify the array configurations of charge-coupled devices (CCDs)
    4. Define the different types of resolution.
    5. Identify what types of imaging devices should be used for specific results.
    6. Identify types of scanners and digital cameras.
    7. Describe how image capture time can limit the performance of digital imaging devices.
    8. List lighting considerations associated with the use of a digital camera.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of professional grade scanning equipment
    1. Apply proper scanner settings for various types of images.
    2. Scan images for a variety of sizes, resolutions and modes.
    3. Calibrate scanner settings
    4. Describe the proper maintenance of scanning equipment.
    5. Describe the basic features of a digital camera.
    6. Capture images in a variety of settings using a digital camera.
    7. Download images from the camera to the computer
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of single lens reflex (SLR) digital camera operation
    1. Explain the parts of the digital camera.
    2. Identify various types of a digital camera
    3. Discuss functions of adjustable digital cameras
    4. List shutter settings on a standard digital camera.
    5. Describe F stops
    6. Define ?Depth of Field?.
    7. Demonstrate the panning technique for establishing subject focus and blurred background
    8. Explain ?digital zoom? of various lens types.
    9. Discuss the pros and cons of automatic versus manual SLR cameras
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of Color Science, vision and space.
    1. Describe the basic principles of visible light
    2. Explain how humans perceive colors
    3. Define color space
    4. Use the color wheel to explain the relationships between primary, secondary, and tertiary colors
    5. Define HSB, HCV, CIIE and Pantone color systems.
    6. Describe both the additive color mixing and subtractive color mixing methods
    7. Explain the basics principles of color separation.
    8. Describe how viewing deficiencies and external conditions affect color perception
    9. Identify the various color measurement instruments.
  5. Prepare line art and grayscale digital images for professional print production.
    1. Calibrate a monitor and scanner
    2. Read colors digitally
    3. Adjust the tonal range of digital images
    4. Explain the concept of digital halftones
    5. Scan and adjust line art
    6. Scan and adjust grayscale images
    7. Prepare grayscale images for spot color reproduction.
    8. Prepare color images for process color reproduction.
    9. Correct the color of digital images using a variety of methods.
    10. Convert RGB to CMYK or spot color images.
  6. Prepare color digital images for professional print production.
    1. Calibrate a monitor and scanner
    2. Read colors digitally
    3. Adjust the tonal range of color images
    4. Remove color casts via gray balance
    5. Explain target colors and color relationships
    6. Match color in a digital file to an analog rpint
    7. Adjust color using a variety of adjustment tools
    8. Apply color profiles to images
    9. Convert RGB to CMYK or spot color separations
    10. Define under color removal and gray component replacement and the purpose in image reproduction
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of color management as used in a print production environment
    1. Explain the CIELAB color space
    2. Define gamut reduction and explain its effect on color reproduction
    3. Explain ICC color profiles
    4. Explain how spot and process colors are defined in page composition files.
    5. Explain how a color management system (CMS) regulates color conversion through the workflow
    6. Cite reasons why characterization and calibration are essential to accurate color reproduction
    7. Explain trapping and list electronic methods
    8. List proofing methods used in graphic communications industry.
  8. Modify images using a variety of selection techniques in Adobe Photoshop.
    1. Create elliptical and rectangular selections
    2. Work with the lasso tools
    3. Explain ICC color profiles
    4. Remove parts of a selection
    5. Combine selections
    6. Copy selections
    7. Save and load selections
    8. Use selections to enhance images
  9. Modify images using layers in Adobe Photoshop
    1. Identify elements of the layers palette
    2. Create new layers
    3. Use layers to merge multiple images
    4. Put type elements into dedicated layers
    5. Utilize Photoshop?s shape layers
    6. Connect and manage multiple layers
    7. Modify images using adjustment layers
    8. Use special effects layers.
    9. Merge and simplify layers
    10. Export and save individual layers
  10. Modify images using a variety of paint and color techniques in Adobe Photoshop.
    1. Work with the brushes palette.
    2. Use the brush tool
    3. Convert images to different color modes
    4. Change colors.
    5. Work with the pencil tool
    6. Use the eraser tools.
    7. Create blends between different colors
  11. Modify images using a variety of filters in Adobe Photoshop
    1. Work with the filter gallery.
    2. Use the extract fitter
    3. Combine filters with selections
    4. Use filters and layer masks
    5. Combine displacement maps and textures
    6. Create custom textures
    7. Use the liquefy filter
  12. Prepare images for web and other electronic devices
    1. Utilize Photoshop’s “Save for Web & Devices” tool.
    2. Explain difference between selective, adaptive and restrictive rendering intents
    3. Explain different dither patterns and their purpose.
    4. Explain the difference between GIF and JPEG file formats.
    5. Explain the inherent differences between preparing and image for print and Web
    6. Utilize the web colors swatches and html codes for generating web friendly colors
    7. Publish self generated images on a website



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