Schedule:

January:

1/30 - 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

 

February:

2/02 - 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

 

2/06 - 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

2/08 - 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.

 

2/13 - *Bring 2 Black & White printed photographs to scan
Begin work on: Assignment #1 - Restoration project example

2/15 - 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

 

2/20 - NO CLASS - Presidents' Holiday

2/22 - Tutorial: Creating a tiled image using Bridge, use of the Text and Rectangular Marquee Fill & Final Print-Ready Image, Printing & Mounting
Independent work for the rest of the time

 

2/27 - More Time To Work

 

March:

3/01 - 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.

 

3/06 - Critique Assignment #1: Restoration

3/08 - Tutorials: Color Correction / White Balance, Skin Touch-Ups
Blend Modes (Texture Layers), Transform (Smart Objects)
Perspective Warp, Filter > Vanishing Point

 

3/13 - Tutorials: Selection Tools & Methods
Advanced Masking (Gradient & Refine Edge & Blend If)

315 - Layer Styles (drop shadow) and other Shadow creation methods
Lighting effects
Color / Exercise 4

 

3/20 - Tutorial: the Pen Tool and Shape Tool (Vector Graphics)
Lecture: Compositing
Begin Assignment #2

3/22 - Tutorials: Generative Filters / Render
Independent work

 

3/27 - 4/02 - SPRING BREAK

 

April:

4/03 - Assignment #2 Due: Critique
Lecture: Assignment #3

4/05 - Tutorials: Automation
Independent work

 

4/10 - Finish Assignment #3 / Print & Mount

4/12 - Assignment #3 Due: Critique

 

4/17 - Tutorial: Text, Vector tools and methods
Exercise #5: Figure / Ground

4/19 - Complete Vector Tutorial
Exercise #6: Text Effects

 

4/24 - Lecture: Layout
Netflix: Abstract w/ Paula Scher
Lynda.com "Foundations of Layout and Composition" by Sean Adams
Exercise #7: Film Festival Layout

4/26 - Tutorial: Custom Brushes, Patterns / Templates & Pre-Press /
Color: RGB, CMYK, Pantone, Spot, Duotone, Halftone
Lecture: Poster Art, Assignment #4

 

May:

5/01 - Independent Work Day
Exercise #7 Due

5/03 - Critique Assignment #4

 

5/08 - Tutorials: Automation, Filter > Render
Web Output
Gif Animation: Lecture / Tutorial

5/10 - Gif Tutorial / Work on Gif (Exercise #8)

 

5/15 - Work on Gif

5/17 - Complete Gif / Critique Gif
Back-Up all work, Make any final prints (for self)
Review for final

Final:

5/24 (W), 10:30am - 12:30pm

 

 

Info

ART 192 - Introduction to Digital Imaging
Section 03

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

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

Office Hrs: 11:00am - 11:30am (W) Room B570

Extra Credit

Syllabus pdf link

Blackboard (check your grades)

Print Workflow 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

2016-2017 Acamdemic Calendar

Final exam schedule

Important Dates and Deadlines
Jan 30-Feb 12 - Deadlines Add, Drop, Refunds
Feb 17-20 - Holiday / Presidents' Weekend
Feb 24 - Last day to file a petition for Pass/No Pass
Apr 28 - Last day to withdraw and receive ‘W’
Mar 27-Apr 2 - Holiday / Spring Break
May24 (W) - Final Exam 10:30am-12:30pm