Past Student Work Examples

Schedule:

August:

8/21 - Syllabus / Course Review
Work on Exercise #1
Practice Downloading images / Browsing through Bridge
Course Server Space (practice uploading) / File Management
Check-Out Policies / Lockers / Lab Sections

8/22 - 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

 

 

8/28 - LAB starts this week (make sure you enroll)
Turn into Dropbox: Exercise #1
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

8/30 - Turn into Dropbox: Exercise #2
Complete Exercise #3
Tutorials: Scanning, Adjustment Layers, Healing Tools, Dodge & Burn - as it relates to the Restoration Workflow of Black&White images.


September:

9/04 - *Bring 2 Black & White printed photographs to scan
Begin work on: Assignment #1 - Restoration project example

9/06 - This day was interrupted with a Mandatory Evacuation Notice
The Schedule and Due Dates have been updated to reflect this interruption.

 

9/11 - Work on Assignment #1 / Independent work
2nd half of class, Tutorial: Working with Color - Toning & Painting
Use new Color/Painting skills on your own image ONLY after you complete Restoration

9/13 - Tutorial: Creating a tiled image using Bridge - Contact Sheet II, use of the Text Layers / Final Print-Ready Image, Printing & Mounting
Independent work for the rest of the time


9/18 - PRINT & MOUNT
Print 1 of your Restoration Painted images (each 8.5" x 11" print is $1.00)
Purchase and bring 1 matte 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.

9/20 - Critique Assignment #1: Restoration

 

9/25 - Tutorials: Adjustment Layers, Transform (Smart Objects)
Color / Exercise #4

9/27 - Tutorials: Continue Exercise #4
Begin Selection Tools

 

October:

10/02 - Tutorials: Selection Tools and Methods, Basic Compositing, Grouping Layers, Gradient Tool, Setting Up a New Document

10/04 - Tutorial: Color Range, Hair Selection, Blend If, Texture Layers, Gradient Mask, Clipping Mask
Introduce: Exercise #5

 

10/9 - Tutorial: Shadow, Reflection, Displace Map
Work on Exercise #5

10/11 - Shape Creation, Vector tools and methods, Color Fill & Stroke, Fill opacity
More about: Color Palettes, Texture Layers & Clipping Masks (opacity, blend modes)
Lecture: Compositing
Begin: Assignment #2

 

10/16 - Tutorials: Layer Styles (drop shadow) and other Shadow creation methods, and Reflection creation, Lighting
Independent work on Assignment #2
Turn into Dropbox: Exercise #5

10/18 - Tutorials: Advanced Transformations
One-on-One assessments of work

 

10/23 - Finish Assignment #2 / Print & Mount

10/25 - Assignment #2 Due: Critique

 

10/30 - Tutorial: Text, Vector tools and methods

 

November:

11/01 - Complete Vector Tutorial (including the Pen Tool and Shape Tool)
Exercise #6: Text Effects

11/06 - Lecture: Layout
Netflix: Abstract w/ Paula Scher
Lynda.com "Foundations of Layout and Composition" by Sean Adams
Exercise #7: Film Festival Layout

11/08 - Tutorial: Custom Brushes, Patterns / Templates & Pre-Press /
Color: RGB, CMYK, Pantone, Spot, Duotone, Halftone
Lecture: Poster Art, Assignment #3

 

11/13 - Web Output for Icons
Independent Work on Assignment #3

11/15 - Independent Work Day
Print Posters to the Laser Jet / Large format

 

11/20 - Critique Assignment #3

11/22 - No Class - Thanksgiving

 

 

11/27 - Tutorials: Automation, Filter > Render
Web Output
Gif Animation: Lecture / Tutorial

11/29 - Work on Exercise #8 / Critique Gif
Back-Up all work (Servers will be erased after the end of the semester)
Review for final (20 question short answer written & practical)

 

 

Final:

12/04 (T) 8:10am - 10:10am

 

 

Info

ART 192 - Introduction to Digital Imaging
Section 01

Add Code: 604259

Instructor: Bekkah Walker
email: bekkahwalker AT {yahoo Dot Com}
or rwalker AT {swccd DOT edu}

T / 11:45am-2:50pm, W / 11:45am-3:05pm

Office Hrs: 11:35am - 12:35pm (TH)
Room 573 or B570

Extra Credit

Syllabus pdf link

CANVAS / My SWC (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

2018-2019 Acamdemic Calendar

Final exam schedule

Important Dates and Deadlines

Sept 3 - (M) Last day to drop without a "W"
Holiday - Labor Day
Nov 9 - (F) Last day to drop with "W"
Nov 12 - (M) Holiday - Veteran's Day
Nov 22-25 - Thanksgiving
Dec 4 - (T) Final Exam 8:10am-10:10am

Lab Schedule: (8/27-11/30)
M RM 573 3:15 pm - 7:20 pm Anderson
(starts 8/27, ends 11/26)
T RM 573 1:20 pm - 4:45 pm Pickelle
(starts 8/28, ends 11/27)
TH RM 573 1:20 pm - 5:35 pm Truitt
(*starts 9/6, ends 11/29)
F RM 571 12:00 pm - 3:50 pm Walker
(starts 8/31, ends 11/30)