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ATEC 2382.02A COMPUTER IMAGING Summer 2005 Wednesdays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Building HRA - Room 1.

104 MaryEllen Lacy Office hours: by appointment 214.521.5393 214.697.9503 Course Description: This course in Computer Imaging will develop visual art concepts and techniques of digital imaging using the Adobe Photoshop software as a tool. Students will produce original work that reflects a high degree of individual expression. The goal of this approach is to facilitate the integration of technical ability with visual communication and creative artistic work. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, assignments, exams, projects, presentations, and critiques. In each class, both technical and aesthetic concepts will be introduced through lectures and demonstrations always building on previous class material. As assignments are completed, critiques will serve to strengthen technical skills and visualization. This course is designed for students with reasonable knowledge of computers. Course Requirement: Students will be required to use original material (ex. photographs, scanned objects, art work) for image projects. Grading Procedure: A B C D F 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 0-59

Grades: Grades are based on the following points system. 30 20 15 24 11 points: Image Projects and Presentations (3 Projects with Presentations – 10 pts. each) points: Exams (4 Exams – 5 pts. each) points: Tutorial Lessons points: Design Studies points: Attendance and Class Participation

Attendance at each class is required. Class Participation includes attendance, participation in critiques, and contribution to class. A grade of Incomplete may be given, at the discretion of the instructor of record for a course, when a student has completed at least 70% of the required course material but cannot complete all requirements by the end of the semester. An incomplete course grade (grade of X) must be completed within the time period specified by the instructor, not to exceed eight weeks from the first day of the subsequent long semester. Upon completion of the required work, the symbol X may be converted into a letter grade (A through F) by the instructor. If the grade of Incomplete is not removed by the end of the specified period, it will automatically be changed to F. Extension beyond the specified limit can be made only with the permission of the


instructor and the student’s ADU (or the Undergraduate Dean in the case of students without declared majors). A student may not re-enroll in a course in which a grade of X remains. Academic Dishonesty: A high level of responsibility and academic honesty is expected. A student must demonstrate a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission as one’s own work of material that is not one’s own. As a general rule, scholastic dishonesty involves one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion and/or falsifying academic records. Students suspected of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary proceedings. Required Supplies: High-capacity personal storage device – (Flash drives - blank writable CD-R or CD-RW or Zip disks or other media for transporting image files) Required Text: Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a Book (with CD ROM) Adobe Experts Team Additional Recommended Resource Texts - Not Required: Adobe Photoshop CS Studio Techniques (with CD images) by Ben Willmore Photoshop CS for Windows & Macintosh visual Quickstart Guide Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas Course Outline: * May 18 – File Basics - Working Foundations – File BrowserMay 25 – Selections June 1 – Layers – Project One - Perspective June 8 – Selections – Layers - Exam One June 15 – Masks - Channels June 22 – Masks – Channels - Exam Two June 29 – Vector – Paths – Shapes – Project Two – Image & Text July 6 – Pen Tool – Vector – Paths – Shapes - Exam Three July 13 – Advanced Layer Techniques – Project Three – Visual Story July 20 – Advanced Layer Techniques – Exam Four July 27 – Web Graphics * The course outline may be modified at the discretion of the instructor.



Class Content

Lesson Tutorials CS-CIAB

Design Studies

Projects Exams

May 18

May 25

Workspace Browser Resolution File Formats Projects Specs Unit work groups Design Study Selections Project One Perspective Selections Layer Basics Exam One Masks Channels Masks Channels Exam Two Vector Pen Tool Paths – Shapes Project Two Image & Text Vector Paths – Shapes Exam Three Advanced Layer Techniques Project Three Visual Story Advanced Layer Techniques Exam Four Web Graphics

Unity 4 Emphasis 5 Scale 6 Balance Project One Perspective

June 1

June 8



Exam One

June 15 June 22

7 8

Line Shape/Volume Exam Two

June 29



Project Two Image & Text

July 6


Illusion of Space

Exam Three

July 13


Illusion of Motion

Project Three Visual Story

July 20

12 14,15,16,17,18

Value Color

Exam Four Web Layout Design

July 27