Computer Imaging provides students the opportunity to develop their Photoshop and Illustrator skills. We discuss how graphic designers employ the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design to render aesthetic images. We also touch on different ethical issues surrounding digital imaging.
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The first unit introduces the the tools and functions of Photoshop. Who uses Photoshop and what do they use it for what? Discover how one can harness its power for their own benefit. The elements of design will be established as a tool for evaluating images and inform students' best practices when making creative decisions.
Once we have established fundamental understanding how the tools we delve into photo retouching and enhancing. With these practices we discus the ethics surrounding photo manipulation.
This semester we will collaborate with the 2D Art class to create Principles of Design posters in a "client" situation. Before we began working on the posters, students will practice their Adobe Illustrator skills.
After the key assignment we will go back to Photoshop to do our Photo Bomb which serves as a summative assessment for the unit.
Then we do an artist study in Illustrator which includes a 5 + 1 writing assignment.
Time permitting we will do the Polly Portrait project. With the extra key assignment some changes to the timeline might need to be made.