Past Student Work Examples

Course Schedule:

(subject to change)


WEEK 1

Jan 22
Intro to course / syllabus review / Questionnaire
Begin Research #1: (Design Concepts)
project details, lecture info

Jan 24
Talk by Shane Anderson (about Open Lab etc.)
Navigating files using Bridge
Photoshop Intro
Exercise #1 - (Pixel Art)


WEEK 2

Jan 29
Due: Research #1 (Design Concepts)
Complete Exercise #1 - (Pixel Art)
Tutorial: (Mirrored Portraits) crop, transform, adjustment layers
Begin Exercise #2

Jan 31
Due: Exercise #1 (Pixel Art)
Tutorial: Adjustment Layers, Working with Masks
Exercise #3 - Portrait Composite

 


WEEK 3

Feb 05
Due: Exercise #2
Tutorial: Adjustment Layers, Restoration Techniques, Toning and Painting a Black & White image, Using Bitmap and Halftone Patterning
Lecture: Faking it
Begin: Research #2

Feb 07
Due: Exercise #3
Tutorials: Color
Color theories, Color test, White Balance, DuoTone, Blend if, using Texture Layers


WEEK 4

Feb 12
Lecture: Paula Scher - Netflix: Abstract - Effective Typography and Layout
Tutorials Week 4: Text - concepts & usage, layer styles
Exercise #4 - Text Effects
Due: Research #2

Feb 14
Tutorials: Vector:
Using vector tools in Photoshop
Using vector tools in Illustrator
and the trace function - moving back to Photoshop

WEEK 5

Feb 19
Tutorials: Vector
Using vector tools in Photoshop
Using vector tools in Illustrator
and the trace function - moving back to Photoshop

Feb 21
Tutorial: Digital Painting
Brushes - preset, downloaded, custom
Painting methods - Mixer Brush
Due: Exercise #4

WEEK 6

Feb 26
Tutorial: (anything that needs to be covered from the previous group of tutorials)
Begin Project #1

Feb 28
Tutorial: Working with Digital borders (Vector and Raster). Output Formats. Image Sizing. Uploading to Social Media.


WEEK 7

March 5
Due: Project #1 - CRITIQUE

March 7
Tutorial: Transform, Selection Tools, Mask Blending


WEEK 8

March 12
Tutorial: Portrait Retouching, Frequency Separation, Displace-Map, Double-Exposure

 

March 14


Final

Thursday May 23 @ 6:00PM - 7:50PM  in Room: OC 2306
*Required Attendance


Info

ART 244 – Digital Media for the Visual Artist
Tu/Th: 6:30pm - 9:30pm, OC2306
Instructor: Bekkah Walker, MFA
Email: bekkahwalker@miracosta.edu
Office Hours: Tu/Th: 6-6:30pm OC2306

Syllabus

Extra Credit

Photo Department Website

Art Department Website

Kruglak Art Gallery Website