Adobe Photoshop is the premier software application used by artists, designers and creative professionals for so different disciplines including graphic design, digital photography, web design, and many other industries. This semester course is designed to give students an introductory understanding of how to use Photoshop and perform many different image-processing techniques. Students will learn the Photoshop fundamentals such as tools, terms and concepts to create/edit graphics and manipulate images. Various lessons, projects, and class assignments will assist students learn how to select parts of images, retouching photographs, layers, filters, col.or modes, and many other specific Photoshop operations
Adobe Illustrator is the standard application used to create computer graphics, logos, fonts, and many other kinds of artwork. Graphic designers and other professional artists utilize Illustrator to create vector based artwork required for many creative businesses and commercial industries. Illustrator is a semester class where the fundamentals of producing, manipulating and commercial use of vector graphics is explored. Illustrator’s numerous functions and tools are covered in sequence to produce geometric primitives (points, lines, and shapes) to create art that is clean, camera ready, and can be scaled infinitely, without any loss of quality or fidelity. A range of vector based concepts, lessons, and projects will be covered outlining specific standards used by graphic designers, printers and web developers.