INET 1611 - Photoshop
This course explores the fundamentals of digital image manipulation and its application on the Web as well as in print. Students will use image manipulation/creation software to create images for a variety of purposes and applications. Some of the topics covered in the course are working with layers, making selections, color techniques, working with type, bitmap versus vector images, alpha channels and masks, optimizing file compression for the web, slicing images for the web, and document automation.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of INET 1611 Photoshop, the student will:
- explain the differences between vector graphics and raster (bitmap) images.
- discuss issues associated with scanning images.
- import files from a digital camera.
- select an area of an image by using the appropriate selection tool.
- explain an anti-aliased edge versus an aliased edge.
- create layers.
- apply blending modes to layers.
- use layer effects to manipulate images within a layer.
- use channels to alter an image.
- explain how masks are used to work with images.
- create masks using layer masking.
- adjust the tonal range of an image by using Image Adjustment commands.
- discuss issues associated with changing the size and resolution of images.
- create shapes by using the Pen and Shape tools.
- transform objects by using the Transform tools.
- manipulate objects by using filters.
- create an action by using options in the Actions palette.
- describe the purpose of specific Automate commands.
- describe the optimization options available for saving files for the Web.
Contact Hours: 3 lecture hrs/ week
Comments: Prior to Summer 2010, INET 1611 was listed as Dynamic Web Graphics: Digital Imaging
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