WWW103 - Webmaster Content III

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-09-24 01:02:51.254
Last review date 2018-11-07 14:40:28.188

Subject Title
Webmaster Content III

Subject Description
There's a reason Photoshop is the world's industry standard in image-editing software - the depth and breadth of the program is unheralded. Photoshop allows the user (novice or expert) to create and manipulate images with a freedom that is only bound by the imagination. Learn to develop workflow techniques that will maximize your creative potential. Topics include an introduction to Photoshop's interface, the fundamentals of image creation and image manipulation.

Credit Status
1 Credit towards Webmaster Certificate.

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

1. Use the Photoshop Tool set.
2. Navigate the Photoshop workspace and Menus.
3. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of working with a variety of image formats.
4. Modify image modes.
5. Use Photoshop for Image Manipulation and Correction.
6. Use filters.
7. Optimize images for the web using Photoshop.
8. Create and use custom patterns.
9. Apply advanced layer modification techniques.
10. Use advanced composition techniques.
11. Use advanced Image Manipulation.
12. Apply Special Effects.
13. Create Web Layout Mockups.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

Differences between image formats

Introduction to the Photoshop workspace

  • Customizing workspace
  • Viewing and Hiding Palettes
  • Creating a new image canvas
  • Copying and Pasting images
  • Transformations
  • Saving images for the web
  • Modifying image and canvas size
  • Switching image modes
Aquiring new images
  • Legal issues surrounding copyrighted images
  • Online resources for rights managed and royalty free image
  • Selection Tools
  • Move Tool
  • Magic Wand & Quick Selection Tool
  • Healing Tools
  • Crop
  • Paint Brush
  • Dodge & Burn Tools
  • Paint Bucket
  • Eraser
  • Eye Dropper
  • Modifying default tool option
Advanced Toolset
  • Text
  • Path
  • Subselect
  • Gradient
  • Shapes
Layers Palette
  • Creating, Hiding, Locking and Linking Layers
  • Working with multiple layers
  • Changing the stacking order of layers
  • Linking and Grouping layers
Changing Layer Modes
  • Layer Styles
    • Stroke
    • Drop Shadow
    • Pattern Overlay
    • Bevel and Emboss
    • Gradient Overlays
  • Blur
  • Brush Strokes
  • Distort
  • Render
  • Sharpen
  • Extract
Changing the Photoshop Colour Palette

Creating/Modifying Layer Masks

Extracting Images

  • Using the Paths tool
  • Using the Quickmask Option
  • Using the Select Tool
Combining Images

Quick Masks

Image Manipulation

  • Brightness Contrast
  • Hue Saturation
  • Colour Balance
  • Invert
  • Posterize
  • Variations
  • Creating Modifying Adjustment Layers
Photo Retouching

Optimizing images for the Web

Advanced optimization of images for the Web

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer, reinforced by assigned readings and assignments between classes. 

Prescribed Texts
The following textbook will be provided:
Photoshop CC2015 - Visual Quickstart Guide
(Pearson Education)

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work.  Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.  Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.  Late assignments are penalized.  For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc., from your instructor. 
While attendance and participation in class discussions are not formally a part of this evaluation schedule, you should be aware that absenteeism will almost guarantee your inability to achieve satisfactory grades.  Details of assignment requirements may be explained in class.  There is no formal provision for make-up tests to replace tests that you miss. 

To attain a passing grade for this subject, students must obtain a mark of 50% or higher. 

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

Assignments  100% 

Approved by: Sharon Estok