NSCC COM 1230 - Syllabus (8 pages)

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Com 1230 - Digital Imaging I
Digital Imaging I Documents
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com 1230 Digital Imaging I beginning Adobe Photoshop Syllabus Time and Credit Hours Credit Hours 3 2 Lecture 2 Lab COM 1230 Instructor Phone Office Email Prerequisites This course is appropriate for those who are familiar with the personal computer and Windows or Macintosh No previous knowledge of Photoshop is required however knowledge of graphics is recommended Course Description An introduction to basic digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop Topics include navigation of the interface the tools using layers adjustment layers layer styles filters creating and manipulating selections masking principles cropping image size and resolution and image compositing of raster images Required Materials Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS6 by Richard Harrington ISBN 10 0321834623 Purchase a USB Flashdrive 4GB or larger recommended 3 Ring Binder 2 inch minimum depth with inside pockets to hold handouts and exercises Homework Outside homework is assigned that requires a computer and Photoshop CS5 CS6 The labs are equipped with CS6 Extended Owning Photoshop is highly recommended If you do not own a computer or Photoshop then you can use the Open Computer lab in C 308 You can expect a minimum of at least 3 4 hours a week spent on homework It is the student s responsibility to check NSOnline and MyNSCC email on a regular basis These are the official communication channels between the college and students Students are responsible for the information communicated through those channels NSOnline contains specific course information and MyNSCC contains information important for other purposes Notice of Right to Retain Student Work The Visual Communications program reserves the right to retain a copy of certain selected examples of student work for teaching purposes promotional purposes and as a part of its permanent collection May 2013 COM 1230 Digital Imaging I page 1 com 1230 Digital Imaging I beginning Adobe Photoshop Syllabus Course Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course students will Navigate the Photoshop interface with basic keyboard shortcuts and properly identify the standard icons of the interface tools palettes and explain their function Apply knowledge of selection techniques layer masking and layer control to execute a montage Creatively apply knowledge of adjustment layers layer control and filters to produce derivative imagery Apply basic knowledge of exposure correction and image repair to a set of images Given specific parameters of size color mode file format and resolution execute a multi layered document that includes the use of type Course Competencies In addition the following list of competencies is intended to reinforce the course outcomes Without notes or other materials demonstrate proficiency on the MAC basic skills checklist With notes or other materials categorize the differences between raster and vector images and identify examples of raster and vector illustrations Without notes or other materials identify icons of the interface including specific tools palettes and menus Without notes or other materials locate and open specified images from the hard drive or server using Bridge Without notes or other materials connect to the NSCC server to download upload specified class files Without notes or other materials draw a simple illustration using various brushes and selection tools and apply color to the illustration Without notes or other materials create rearrange delete organize duplicate name and link layers when executing a multi layered class project with specific parameters May 2013 COM 1230 Digital Imaging I page 2 com 1230 Digital Imaging I beginning Adobe Photoshop Syllabus Course Competencies Without notes or other materials demonstrate resizing an image for print and email purposes Without notes or other materials calculate the resolution requirements for different output devices Without notes or other materials determine the different color modes and file formats required for specific jobs Given specific images and without using notes demonstrate how to select parts of images using various selection tools Given specific images and without using notes create and manipulate simple layer masks according to specific parameters Given specific images and without using notes execute a simple multiimage collage utilizing selections and layer masks Given specific images and without using notes demonstrate the ability to save Photoshop master files in a variety of file formats and to different file destinations Given a specific image execute simple repair and touchup on an image using the Spot Healing Brush and Patch tools Given a specific image demonstrate the use of the Crop tool Given a specific image demonstrate how to straighten a crooked image Given a specific image demonstrate the use of Levels to correct the tonal exposure of an image With notes or other materials produce deriative imagery with creative use of adjustment layers and filters Without notes or other materials create and perform basic type manipulation With notes or other materials create and perform advanced type manipulation Without notes or other materials recall and identify 20 keyboard shortcuts to increase productivity Without notes and without instructor s assistance execute a promotional piece given specific parameters T he above outcomes designated by asterik support the general education outcomes as well as the following Given certain course assignments especially the content videos students will use and adapt current technologies to complete the assignments Students will locate evaluate and use multiple sources of information to find additional sources of tutorials and information on Photoshop May 2013 COM 1230 Digital Imaging I page 3 com 1230 Digital Imaging I beginning Adobe Photoshop Syllabus Grading Grades are determined by completion and quality of weekly exercises quizzes projects midterm and final exam Points are earned for correct completion of daily work quizzes tests and performance on projects All work must be turned in on time Late work will not be accepted Grading Scale 93 100 A Weekly Assignments 20 85 92 B Quizzes 20 77 84 C MidTerm Hands On 20 70 76 D Projects 3 30 Below 70 F Final Exam 10 Student Expectations ome to class prepared Read the assigned chapters handouts and C watch the video tutorials Prior preparation will enhance your understanding of the class discussions demonstrations Participate in classroom activities discussions urn off all beepers and


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