AR 218 Graphic Design Software
FA 2009 HO
Sylvester, John P.
BFA Graphic Design Kansas City Art Institute
Mabee Underground Room MA816
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Textbook: No text book required at this time. Several are recommended on handout to students.
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Educational Philosophy: I believe that it is imperative to prepare students that are interested in the profession of graphic design to have the ability to think conceptually, creatively and critically. This is achieved by developing a visually keen eye, encouraging a strong work ethic and motivating self-discipline. Learning the tools of your profession, both hand craft proficiency and computer technology will aid in developing the student to be better equipped to succeed in the graphic design profession. My job as a teacher is to help, encourage, train and equip students for this highly competitive career.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Individual Graphic Projects
· Individual and class critiques
· Final Project.*
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: We will have eleven projects this semester that cover image manipulation, vector drawing and page layout. Each project will help students learn and implement the different tools and features of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. A 50 question final test will be given during finals week to cover basic terminology, vocabulary and use of the computer.
Grading: All grades will be evaluated on knowledge of software, completing project assignments, meeting deadlines, experimentation, craft, attendance, class and laboratory work, critiques and final test of 50 questions. You will be expected to know the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign and understanding terminology.
20% for creativity and design
20% use and understanding of computer software
20% craft and presentation
20% class participation
20% meeting deadlines
F 59 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are given specific deadlines. Grades are based on completing all asignments. Projects turned in late will lower the grade point for that project. If projects are not turned in they will receive a "0" grade and will still be averaged into the students total grade point average.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: It is recommended that you attend each class throughout this semester. Learning this technology requires experience, concentration and repetition. Missing too many classes will be an impairment to getting the full benefit of this class. Anyone missing four consecutive classes may be removed from the class roster. Three unexcused absences will result in a lowering of your grade. A sign-in sheet will be provided each morning for recorded attendance. Each student is responsible to sign-in for each class or will be counted absent. Do not forget to sign-in. Being late to class or leaving early without the instructor's approval will have a negative impact on the student's grade.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 1. Photoshop: Image Retouching
Object: To learn how to retouch a photo using various tools in Photoshop
2. Photoshop: Hand Tinting / Colorizing
Object: To learn how to convert color photos to B&W, tint, and colorize
3. Photoshop: Scanner collage with self portrait
Object: To use the scanner as a creative tool for one-shot collages
4. Photoshop: Multiple Image Collage
Object: To learn to use the extract filter, clipping paths or channel masking
5. Photoshop: Storytelling using your camera
Object: To learn how to take photos to tell a visual story in six photos
6. Illustrator: Learning how to create 15 various lines using the pen, line and blend tools
Object: To learn to use tools to create lines, transformations and objects
7. Illustrator: Stamp page (20 stamps arranged in 5 columns and 4 rows)
Object: To learn how to step-and-repeat images in columns and rows
8. Illustrator: CD cover design (Raster image into Vector Art using Auto Trace)
Object: To learn how to create CD covers using existing art by tracing
9. InDesign: Poster using type and image on Alzheimer’s Disease
Object: To learn how to do research and design using image and typography
10. InDesign: Corporate Identity—Logo, letterhead, envelope, BC using your initials
Object: To begin to learn how to design a corporate identity using figure/ground letter of your name as a logo
11. InDesign: Brochure (4-page using double page spread)
Object: Learn to do research, organization, and work with multiple pages, including use of headline, subheads,
credits, image of artist, written text, and samples of artist’s work
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Attachments:Photoshop RetouchingPhotoshop Hand Tinting/ColorizingScanner CollagePhotoshop Multiple Image CollagePhotoshop StorytellingRubric
Last Updated:8/18/2009 10:45:38 AM