GRA220 Introduction to Digital Imaging

Description from the schools site:

Using industry standard image editing software software, this course is an introduction to professional computer graphics creation and to the software and hardware typically used in the graphic design, video, photography and interactive Web/multimedia industries. Image editing and color management systems will be discussed and demonstrated. The important differences between vector and bitmap graphics will be defined, as will the significant differences in preparing images for print, broadcast and Web distribution. Students will be encouraged to experiment with their own and preexisting images using sophisticated digital editing techniques such as layering, channel masking, filtering, cloning and montaging. Special attention will be paid to copyright awareness in the age of the digital image.

This course was about how to use Adobe software, and to create an advertising campaign for print and for internet usage. The idea being even if we aren’t going into advertising we do need to understand what the designer needs from us to produce the result we want. This class does an excellent job of covering all the technical aspects of creating advertising, file sizes, file types, quality of images, copyright issues, etc. I enjoyed the class.

My projects where appropriate are uplaoded to my design site. Click here to see my projects.

Final Grade: A

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