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GRT 424 - Digital Imaging II

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is an advanced digital imaging course for students pursuing a digital publishing emphasis in the Graphic Technologies program or the Digital Publishing certificate. Students will work primarily in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to develop advanced digital imaging skills for print and web. Color management and digital image correction will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: GRD 463  
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of digital color management.
    1. Construct a shape utilizing straight, curved and corner points
    2. Understand the effect the quantity of vector points has on file size
    3. Construct a shape utilizing layers and color swatches
    4. Construct and illustration utilizing various line shapes and end shapes
    5. Construct an illustration utilizing a temple abd various layers and colors
    6. Construct and illustration utilizing transparencies
    7. Explain how color monitors produce color and cite their limitations.
    8. Explain how color profiles are created
    9. Explain the advantages of using color profiles in digital image adjustment.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of basic illustrator tools and features
    1. Create a complex illustration utilizing multiple layers
    2. Construct an illustration using a variety of text attributes
    3. Demonstrate understanding between effects and filters
    4. Control object blending modes and opacity
    5. Understand and use the Appearance palette
    6. Understand and apply raster effects
    7. Use 3-D effects to add depth to type
    8. Set and modify type
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of illistrator automation and output features
    1. Create graphs from imported data utilizing the automatic graph feature
    2. Understand and use illustrator flattener and seperation preview
    3. Utilize adjustment layers and selections tools to repair an image
    4. Understand and utilize illustrators export feature for PDF workflow
  4. Utilize knowledge of Adobe Illustrator to develop a varitey of projects
    1. Construct a 3D package design utilizing a supplied package template
    2. Construct an advertisement using text and images
    3. Manage fills, legends, and labels to consruct a variety of graphs
  5. Combine images in photoshop to create a complex image
    1. Utilize photoshop layers and layer effects
    2. Demonstrate skill in object selction and selection tools
    3. Understand and apply blending modes
    4. Understand and apply various filters to objects
    5. Match the color of an image to a specified target.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding adjusting lighting effects in digital images
    1. Adjust light in digital images using photoshop’s lighting effects filter
    2. Understand the properties and texture effects of light
    3. Use predefined lighting styles and create custom lighting styles
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance for consistent light
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of shapening and blurring techniques
    1. Sharpen an image using photoshop’s masking, sharpening and Embossing tools
    2. Create special effects in digital images using photoshop’s blur and special effects filters
    3. Select, duplicate, and combine various parts of an image.
    4. Save the image in the proper color mode and file format
    5. Utilize the path creation tools to create a clipping path.
    6. Remove, add to, and combine selections
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of digital image repair and retouching
    1. Approach repairs in a structured manner to achieve the best possible results
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the best techniques for repair digital image repair and retouching
    3. Know the different methods of retouching or removing image elements
    4. Retouch and repair a variety of images including an antique image
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of Achieveing Consistent Output of digital images
    1. Understand the definition and relevance of a color profile
    2. Understand the importance of calibration to a color-managed workflow
    3. Demonstrate how the color setting in photoshop effect the color in the final output
    4. Understand considerations of converting images to ensure the best possible output on a commpercial printing press
    5. Understand the best method for converting images from one color space to another
    6. Understand the best method for converting images for the internet
  10. Demonstrate understanding of filter effects in Adobe Photoshop
    1. Apply various filters to images
    2. combine filters with selections
    3. Use filters and layer masks
    4. Combine displacement maps and textures
    5. Create custom textures
    6. Apply the liquify filter
    7. Apply lighting effects to an image
  11. Develop photo illustrations in Adobe Photoshop
    1. Combine various images to make a college
    2. Combine various images to make a new photo illustration
    3. Utilize various paint and drawing tools to create an illustration
    4. Import a vector graphic to use in an illustration composite.
  12. Prepare images for multi color print reproduction and internet publishing
    1. Flatten images for import into other applications
    2. Convert image to correct color mode, resolution, and file format for process color print production
    3. Convert image to correct color mode, resolution, and file format for spot color print production
    4. Convert image to correct color mode, resolution and file format for internet publishing
    5. Apply the correct color settings and profiles for proper color reproduction



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