GRA320 - Software Training III

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Subject Title
Software Training III

Subject Description
The focus of the subject is to develop an understanding of how colour images can be manipulated through the use professional digitally based systems. Using the computer as an artistic and production tool, students will explore image creation and enhancement.

Working with Photoshop and Adobe camera raw, students will learn to optimize original images, create both realistic and abstract composite and prepare graphic files for output. Colour management and digital workflow practices will be introduced.

Pre-requisite: GRA 220

Credit Status
Graphic Design Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

• Define and use appropriately the tools offered in Photoshop, Bridge and Camera Raw.
• Colour correct, retouch and optimize images for various mediums.
• Apply advanced selection and masking techniques to a wide range of image types.
• Manipulate and composite mixed media including photos, illustrations and type.
• Demonstrate successful artistic explorations in digital imaging by producing original composite imagery.
• Manage layers and layer styles effectively.
• Understand the importance of colour management in their digital workflow practice

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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