Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum

Course

DSN1541 Computer Graphics Four

Prerequisites

Instructor

Greg Treadwell

Course Description

Armed with a solid foundation using Adobe software, we explore a broad and varied selection of new technical skills: painting original art in Adobe Illustrator; manipulating large amounts of data in InDesign, drawing three-dimensional vector graphics.

Logistics

This course consists of in-class lessons. At each class, we will practice software skills once together, then you will perform them on your own. These classes are meant to be formative in nature. Every few weeks, you will independently complete all the skills practiced to date during one class.

Attending each class is imperative. See the attendance policy.

Symbols

Adobe Illustrator
If you have a piece of artwork that repeats many times in your work, it's best to make a Symbol of it. The symbol can be edited, then all the instances you've used will update at once. You can even make colour variations with Dynamic Symbols.

Symbols Summative

Adobe Illustrator
If you have a piece of artwork that repeats many times in your work, it's best to make a Symbol of it. The symbol can be edited, then all the instances you've used will update at once. You can even make colour variations with Dynamic Symbols.

Gradient Mesh

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe -- A mesh object is a multi-coloured object on which colors can flow in different directions and transition smoothly from one point to another.

My Gradient Mesh

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe -- A mesh object is a multi-coloured object on which colors can flow in different directions and transition smoothly from one point to another.

Content Aware

Adobe Photoshop
Content-Aware tools intelligently fill areas of a photo with a seamlessly background. These tools appear throughout Photoshop. We'll discover the many ways it can be used.

Colour Correction

Adobe Photoshop
We'll explore techniques which take the guesswork out of making colour corrections in Photoshop.

Transforms

Adobe Photoshop
In this lesson, we'll explore the limitless transformation capabilities of Adobe Photoshop; all in a non-destructive workflow, of course.

Sharpen & Blur

Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop doesn't really understand blurry or sharp. It just sees more or less contrast between pixels. It uses different algorithms in its blurring and sharpening tools to achieve its ends. Yeah. Algorithms.

Image Transformations

Adobe Photoshop
This summative assignment includes Photoshop skills you've used in the last few classes. Download the assignment files. Replicate the effects that are shown on the page.

Vector Shapes

Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign
Vectors aren't only the domain of Illustrator. Photoshop is quite adept at creating beautiful resolution-independant scalable graphics.

Data Merge Liberals

Adobe InDesign
We will produce business cards for a large number of individuals working for the same organization using data merge functionality in Adobe InDesign.

Data Merge Conservatives

Adobe InDesign
The Conservative Party of Canada needs business cards for all of its members. Your job is to design a card, then output one card for each member, using InDesign's Data Merge functionality.