Syllabus

SYLLABUS FOR GRAPHICS

Taught at Gladstone HS by Mr.  Hague

 

CURRENT LESSON
Unit  9 :  UNDERSTANDING COLOR

  • The Marquee Tool
    • Creating Shapes
    • Filling in with Color
      • Paint Bucket 
      • Edit > Fill
    • Expanding Shape
  • Creating borders using Edit > Stroke
  • Intro to Layers Palette
  • Color Theory
    • The concepts and the major techniques involved in using color to communicate ideas
    • The basics of color theory as it relates to graphic design
    • Compare and contrast grayscale, RGB, and CMYK color system
    • RGB vs Hex

Unit 1 :  INTRODUCTIONS

  • Classroom rules, grading policy, and extra credit opportunities will be discussed.
  • Register with ESGVROP
  • Social Media : Gladstone_film_and_media

Unit  2 : PREP

  • Google ClassRoom
    • Download App
    • Join Class
  • Google Docs Folder, Graphics
  • Understanding Workflow
  • Software Needed
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • TeamViewer.com
    • Screencast-o-Matic.com

Unit  3: CAMERA ANGLES

Unit  4 :  THE START SCREEN

  • Download Exercise Files
  • Start Screen
    • Tour of the Start Screen
  • Creating a New Canvas
    • Preset Details Section
    • Screen Resolution
      • What is Screen Resolution?
      • All About the Pixel
      • Other units of measurement
      • Orientation / Art Board
      • Color Mode / Bit Depth
      • Background Color
      • Saving the Preset / Top Menu

 

Unit 5 : IMPORTING IMAGES

  • Open Button
  • File > Open
  • Selecting and Opening Multiple Files
  • Importing from LightRoom
  • Saving and Importing from the Cloud
  • Importing from Folder Systems
  • Importing from the Internet
  • Importing from iPhone / iPad
  • Placing and Image within an Image
    • Place Embedded
    • Place Linked

 

Unit 6 :  EXPORTING

  • The File Formats
  • Layers
  • Transparent Images : use File > Place
  • Exporting into the ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Unit  7 :  OPENING A NEW DOCUMENT

  • The Image Dialogue Box
  • Changing sizes
  • Increase Canvas Size

Unit  8 :  THE PHOTOSHOP INTERFACE

  • Introducing the WORKSPACE
    • Menu Bar
    • Toolbar 
      • Option Bar
    • Status Bar
    • Palettes
  • Personalizing the Workspace
    • Editing the Toolbar
    • Setting Color Mode and Bit Depth
    • Controlling Palettes
    • Saving the Workspace
  • Useful Features
    • Using keyboard Shortcuts in File Menus and ToolBar
    • Using Tooltips
    • Help Feature
    • Search Feature
    • Hand Tools
    • Zoom Tools
    • Rotate Hand Tools
    • Ctrl – T : Transform Tool
    • Guides and Rulers

 

Unit  9 :  UNDERSTANDING COLOR

  • Selecting Colors : Foreground / Background
    • How to interchange
    • Invert
  • The Marquee Tool
    • Creating Shapes
    • Filling in with Color
      • Paint Bucket 
      • Edit > Fill
    • Expanding Shape
  • Creating borders using Edit > Stroke
  • Intro to Layers Palette
  • Color Theory
    • The concepts and the major techniques involved in using color to communicate ideas
    • The basics of color theory as it relates to graphic design
    • Compare and contrast grayscale, RGB, and CMYK color system
    • RGB vs Hex

 

Unit  10 :  CONSISTENT PALETTES

  • Layers Palettes
    • Renaming Layers
    • Duplicating Layers
    • Deleting Layers
    • Locking Layers
    • Hiding Layers
    • Layer Positioning
    • Some FX
      • Drop Shadows, Outer Glow, Inner Glow, Bevel
      • Copying Styles
  • History Palette
    • Ctrl – Z : Undo
    • Ctrl – Y : Redo
    • Correcting multiple errors

 

Unit  11 :  SELECTION TOOLS

  • Lasso Tool Series
    • Lasso Tool
    • Polygon Tool
    • Magnetic Tool
  • Magic Wand Series
    • The Wand Tool
      • Selecting images
      • Tolerance
      • Understanding Sample Size
      • Anti-Alias, Contiguous, Sample all Layers
    • Quick Selection Tool
      • Selecting images
      • Size of Selection using Brush Tools
  • Crop Tool
    • Select and Crop
    • Crop using the marquee tool
    • Perspective Tool

 

Unit 12 : COLOR BASED TOOLS

    • Color Icon
      • Background vs Foreground
      • Dialogue Box
    • Eyedropper Tool
      • Point Sample
      • Sample Size
    • The Brush Tool
      • Regular brushes
      • Advanced Brushes
      • Color Replacement
      • Pencil Tool
    • Paint Bucket Tools
      • Selecting foreground vs background
      • Define Pattern
    • Gradient Tool

 

Unit 13 : IMAGE CORRECTIONS

  • Healing Brush Tool
    • Spot Healing Brush Tool
    • Patch Tool
  • Eraser Tools
  • Clone Tools
  • Transform Tools

 

Unit 14 : IMAGE ENHANCEMENTS

  • Blur, Sharpen, Smudge
  • Burn, Dodge, Sponge
  • Adjustments Menu
    • Brightness / Contrast
    • Hue / Saturation
    • Color Balance
    • Black and White
    • Invert
  • Masking
  • Filters
    • Unsharp Mask
    • Gaussian Blur

 

Unit 15 : TYPOGRAPHY TOOLS

  • Text Tools
    • Fonts
    • Mask
    • Coloring, Scaling, Reshaping, Placing 
    • Smooth Options
    • Layer Effects
    • Character and Paragraph Palettes
      • Spacing, Leading, Tracking
      • Alignment
  • Matching Emotions with Type
  • Path Tools
  • Path Selection Tools
    • Path Select
    • Direct Selection
  • Shape Tools

 

THEORY

 

 

Unit  17 : WHAT IS GRAPHIC DESIGN?

    • Introduction to Graphic Design
    • Describe the components used in visual communication
    • Explain how signs and symbols communicate meaning
    • Compare and contrast different levels of visual perception
    • List the skill set used by professional graphic designers

 

Unit  18 : THE PRINCIPLES OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • The four principles of graphic design
  • Principles of proximity, alignment, repetition, and contrast
    • Use repetition to unify and strengthen a design
    • Use alignment to connect design elements
    • Use proximity to group related items together
    • Use contrast to add visual interest

 

Unit  19 : VISUAL HIERARCHY

  • The concepts of visual hierarchy and focal point 
  • How to determine what should be seen as more important on a page
  • Ways visual hierarchy can be used to aid comprehension, reinforce a message, and guide viewers
  • How emphasis can be created  using size, color, position, shape, texture, contrast, density, and movement
  • Design gradually using thumbnail sketches and mockups

 

Unit  20: THE GRAPHIC DESIGN PROCESS

  • Identify the steps in the graphic design process
  • How to conduct research to solve a visual problem
  • Develop a creative brief that outlines the strategy for a graphic design project
  • Identify the goals, roles, and deliverables of a professional doing graphic design work

 

Unit 21 : LAYOUT AND BALANCE

  • What constitutes a balanced design
  • Achieve balance through symmetrical or asymmetrical layout
  • The use of guides
  • Explain the importance and appropriate use of white space and margins
  • Create attractive layouts that demonstrate balance

 

Unit 22 : COPYRIGHT LAWS

  • What constitutes a balanced design
  • Achieve balance through symmetrical or asymmetrical layout
  • The use of guides
  • Explain the importance and appropriate use of white space and margins
  • Create attractive layouts that demonstrate balance

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