Introduces learners to the concepts and applications of computer illustration in the field of graphic communications. Learners will use Adobe Illustrator in the creation and manipulation of vector graphics for use in print, web and motion graphics.
Explores Adobe Photoshop as a tool to create, adjust and manipulate images for print and web. Special attention is given to image manipulation techniques, color/tonal correction, resolution and output issues. Familiarity with Macintosh operating system suggested.
Introduces learners to industry standard 2D animation software. Learners focus on the design and creation of animations, videos, interactive graphics and website components as they plan, design and create real world projects. Learners are expected to possess a familiarity with the Internet, computer illustration software, photo-manipulation software and basic HTML or web page development software.
Introduces learners to basic web page design for graphics professionals. Learners will be introduced to the fundamentals of the web and web page design. Learners will utilize software to create website projects that are organized, attract the intended audience and work in producing the intended results.
Introduces the concepts and techniques involved in typography and design. Learners explore the principles of design to create layouts that are organized, attract the intended audience and work in producing the intended results. The learners will do this while also learning about various graphic design software programs.
Explore current and emerging technologies for postpress operations in bindery and finishing. Learners will perform postpress production on a variety of types of printed products. Learners will also develop skills in job planning from the postpress perspective, paper and paper calculations, quality control in post press, equipment operation and efficiency and productivity in post press.
Develops a professional portfolio of work for use in job search and acquisition. Learners create physical and digital portfolios for professional marketing and job search. Learners examine job search processes, produce a resume, develop interview skills, investigate industry work ethics and standards and participate in mock interviews.
Analyzes offset, digital, flexographic and large format printing as learners work on projects within an individual and team environment. Four-color process and the PMS color system along with other printing concepts will be explained. Learners should take Introduction to Printing (10-204-112) before this course, or have prior knowledge of the printing industry.