Past Student Work Examples

Schedule:

August:

8/22 - Syllabus / Course Review
Design Topics (Color.pdf - optional reading)
Work on Exercise #1
Practice Downloading images / Browsing through Bridge
Course Server Space (practice uploading) / File Management
Check-Out Policies / Lockers / Lab Sections

8/24 - Finalize the Roster & Waitlist
Tutorials: Resolution & Pixel Size, Bridge interface, Photoshop interface, Image size, Canvas size, the Crop Tool, the Move Tool, Guides, Layer management, Save As & file formats.
Work on Exercise #2

 

8/29 - LAB starts this week (make sure you enroll)
Complete Exercise #1 & / Exercise #2 (review a few as a class) - Turn into Dropbox
Review 1st Week - tools and processes
Tutorials: Using a Tablet and Stylus, Opening 2 images as layers from Bridge, Masking using a Paint Brush, Adjustment layers (Curves, Hue & Saturation), clipping masks
Begin Exercise #3

8/31 - Complete Exercise 3, Review: Exercise 2 & Exercise 3
Tutorials: Scanning, Adjustment Layers, Healing Tools, Dodge & Burn - as it relates to the Restoration Workflow of Black&White images.
*ARTIST TALK: in the art gallery @ noon (after class) "The Dazzle of Day"


 

September:

9/05 - *Bring 2 Black & White printed photographs to scan
Begin work on: Assignment #1 - Restoration project example

9/07 - Lab: Begin to work on your own Restoration images
2nd half of class, Tutorial: Working with Color - Toning & Painting
Use new Color/Painting skills on your own image ONLY after you complete Restoration

 

9/12 - Tutorial: Creating a tiled image using Bridge - Contact Sheet II, use of the Text Layers
Independent work for the rest of the time

9/14 - Final Print-Ready Image, Printing & Mounting
More Time To Work

 

9/19 - PRINT & MOUNT
Print 1 of your Restoration Painted images (each 8.5" x 11" print is $1.00)
Purchase and bring 1 mat board (black/white) and 1 mounting tissue (about $1.60 in the bookstore on SWC campus. I recommend purchasing 2 - in case you need 2)
(will demo in-class how to print and mount)
Finish Assignment #1 - consult the check-list before turning work in.

 

9/21 - Critique Assignment #1: Restoration

9/26 - Finish Critique
Tutorials: Color Correction / White Balance, Adjustment Layers,
Transform (Smart Objects)

 

9/28 - Tutorials: Selection Tools & Methods

 

October:

10/03 - Skin Touch-Ups, More Selection Tools & Methods
Color / Exercise 4

10/05 - Advanced Masking (Select & Mask, Blend If) , Blend Modes (Texture Layers)
Lecture: Compositing
Begin Assignment #2

 

10/10 - Tutorials: Advanced Masking - Gradient
Independent work

10/12 - Assignment #2 Due: Critique
Lecture: Assignment #3

 

10/17 - Tutorials: Layer Styles (drop shadow) and other Shadow creation methods, and Reflection creation
Independent work

 

10/19 - Finish Assignment #3 / Print & Mount

10/24 - Assignment #3 Due: Critique
Finish Printing and Mounting (at the end of class or after class during office hours)

 

10/26 - Tutorial: Text, Vector tools and methods
Exercise #5: Figure / Ground

10/31 - Complete Vector Tutorial (including the Pen Tool and Shape Tool)
Exercise #6: Text Effects

 

November:

11/02 - Lecture: Layout
Netflix: Abstract w/ Paula Scher
Lynda.com "Foundations of Layout and Composition" by Sean Adams
Exercise #7: Film Festival Layout

 

11/07 - Tutorial: Custom Brushes, Patterns / Templates & Pre-Press /
Color: RGB, CMYK, Pantone, Spot, Duotone, Halftone
Lecture: Poster Art, Assignment #4

11/09 - Web Output for Icons
Exercise #7 Due
Independent Work on Assignment #4

 

11/14 - Independent Work Day
Print Posters to the Laser Jet / Large format

11/16 - Critique Assignment #4

 

11/21 - Tutorials: Automation, Filter > Render
Web Output
Gif Animation: Lecture / Tutorial

11/23 - No Class - Thanksgiving Holiday

 

11/28 - Gif Tutorial / Work on Gif (Exercise #8)

11/30 - Complete Gif / Critique Gif
Back-Up all work, Make any final prints (for self)
Review for final

 

December:

Final:

12/05 (T), 8:10am - 10:10am

 

 

Info

ART 192 - Introduction to Digital Imaging
Section 01

Reg Code: 12279

Instructor: Bekkah Walker
email: bekkahwalker AT {yahoo Dot Com}

T / 8:15am-11:20am, TH / 8:15am-11:35am

Office Hrs: 11:20am - 11:50Am (T) Room 573 or B570

Extra Credit

Syllabus pdf link

Blackboard (check your grades)

Print Workflow Instructions

Mounting Instructions

Print Policies @ SWC

Photography Dept. @ SWC (lab times etc.)

Resources @ SWC

Camera Check-Out Policies @ SWC

Off-Campus Equipment Checkout Request

On-Campus Equipment Checkout Request

SWC website

2017-2018 Acamdemic Calendar

Final exam schedule

Important Dates and Deadlines

Sept 4 (M) - Labor Day
Sept 4 - Last Day to Add
Sept 4 - Last Day to Drop w/out 'W'
Sept 15 - Last day to file a petition for Pass/No Pass
Nov 10 (F) - Veterans Day
Nov 10 - Last day to withdraw and receive ‘W’
Nov 23 - 24 - Thansksgiving
Dec 5 (T) - FINAL - 8:10am-10:10am