Past Student Work Examples

Schedule:

January:

1/29 - 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

1/31 - 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

 

February:

2/05 - LAB starts this week (make sure you enroll - Wednesday Lab begins next week)
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

2/07 - 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.

 

2/12 - *Bring 2 Black & White printed photographs to scan
Begin work on: Assignment #1 - Restoration project example

2/14 - 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

 

2/19 - NO CLASS - Presidents' Day

2/21 - 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

 

2/26 - 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.

2/28 - Critique Assignment #1: Restoration

 


 

March:

3/05 - Finish Critique
Tutorials: Color Correction / White Balance, Adjustment Layers,
Transform (Smart Objects)

3/07 - Tutorials: Selection Tools & Methods

 

3/12 - Skin Touch-Ups, More Selection Tools & Methods
Color / Exercise #4

3/14 - Advanced Masking (Select & Mask, Blend If) , Blend Modes (Texture Layers), Gradient, Displace Map
Lecture: Compositing
Begin Assignment #2

 

3/19 - Follow-up questions / Independent work

3/21 - Assignment #2 Due: Critique
Lecture: Assignment #3

 

3/26 - SPRING BREAK - No Class

3/28 - SPRING BREAK - No Class

 

April:


4/02 - Tutorials: Layer Styles (drop shadow) and other Shadow creation methods, and Reflection creation, Lighting
Independent work on Assignment #3

4/04 - Advanced Transformations
One-on-One assessments of work

 

4/09 - Finish Assignment #3 / Print & Mount

4/11 - Assignment #3 Due: Critique
(the original date was 4/16 - work turned in on that original due date will be accepted of course!)

 

4/16 - Work for Assignment #3 will be accepted today
Exercise #4 - Color Matching

4/18 - Tutorial: Text, Vector tools and methods
Exercise #5: Figure / Ground

 

4/23 - Complete Vector Tutorial (including the Pen Tool and Shape Tool)
Exercise #6: Text Effects

4/25 - Lecture: Layout
Netflix: Abstract w/ Paula Scher
Lynda.com "Foundations of Layout and Composition" by Sean Adams
Exercise #7: Film Festival Layout

 

4/30 - Tutorial: Custom Brushes, Patterns / Templates & Pre-Press /
Color: RGB, CMYK, Pantone, Spot, Duotone, Halftone
Lecture: Poster Art, Assignment #4

 

May:

 

5/02 - Web Output for Icons
Independent Work on Assignment #4

 

5/07 - Independent Work Day
Print Posters to the Laser Jet / Large format

5/09 - Critique Assignment #4

 

5/14 - Tutorials: Automation, Filter > Render
Web Output
Gif Animation: Lecture / Tutorial

5/16 - 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:

5/23 (W) 10:40am - 12:40pm

 

 

Info

ART 192 - Introduction to Digital Imaging
Section 03

Add Code: 600232

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

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

Office Hrs: 11:10am - 11:40am (M/W)
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

Feb 9 - (F) Last day to drop without a "W"
Feb 19 - (M) Holiday No Class
Presidents Weekend
Feb 23 - (F) Last day to petition for
Pass/No Pass
March 26-April 1 - Spring Break No Class
April 27 - (F) Last day to withdraw with a "W"
May 23 - (W) Final Exam