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  • 1. Design Tools
    GD Book, pg. 104-125 (tools and technologies), pg 148-163 (web design basics)
    Photoshop book pg. 78-95 manipulate selections

2. Software for layouts
Web Programs: Dreamweaver, Flash, and Microsoft Visual Studio
used to create Web pages.
generate Web pages in a standard format such as HTML/XHTML. The Web pages are supported by common browsers.
3. Software for layouts
Art Programs: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
used to create artwork and specialty type treatments.
vector-based, but others are pixel-based
used to create artwork that is later used in one of the layout programs.
4. Software for layouts
Art Programs: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
used to create artwork and specialty type treatments.
vector-based, but others are pixel-based
used to create artwork that is later used in one of the layout programs.
5. Software for layouts
Word Processing and Office Programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
Microsoft Office is the leading office package.
used in offices to perform a variety of business tasks.
6. Tasks
From the following lists of tasks, what would be the BEST program to do the following:
7. Tasks
Send a memo.
Create a logo.
Write a newsletter.
Create a printed ad with text and photos.
Record banking transactions.
Create a montage.
Design a website.
Create a disk label for a homemade CD.
Create a web banner.
8. Image Usage
There are different ways to express ideas visually. Image usage is one way to communicate a concept.
9. Image Usage
10. Image Usage
11. Image Usage
12. Image Usage
13. Image Usage
14. Image Use
Straight photography as it was shot
Unique image cropping, which means to trim an image to highlight an element or suggest an idea
Imagery with special effects
Photographs versus illustrations
Combination of image and type
15. Image Usage
Students: can you find any examples of different types of photography in your GD book, or I&I scrapbook?
Take 5 minutes, pull 1 example . Show to class
16. Copyright
Copyright issues
For images that you did not shoot yourself, you will need to pay for them unless they are public domain (check all info about photos used, make sure there are no stipulations, such as not for commercial use)
17. Image Manipulation
Software applications such as Adobe Photoshop have layers and drawing painting tools features.
With these features, designers can turn a simple image into a complex one.
Although this application comes in handy when developing an image to match a concept, it can also be used to falsify images.
18. Image Manipulation
Commonly done to remove things from photos ranging from signs, trees, tattoos, logos on clothing
To see some examples of bad image manipulation, visit:
http://www.psdisasters.com/
(Photoshop disasters)
Be very, very careful doing image manipulation. Must be totally correct, as well as legal issues.
19. Recap
Design tools: Layout programs, Art programs, Web programs, Word processing programs
Images
Image manipulation
20. Reading Assignment
Graphic Design School: The Principles and Practices of Graphic Design
Unit 6, Production Process and Issues, pp. 126145
Teach Yourself Visually Adobe Photoshop CS3
Chapter 8, Work with Layers, pp. 160189
21. Project 4
Magazine Spread (pass out handout)
Assigned: class 8
Due: class 10
22. Next class
Putting it all together
DUE: Idea and Image scrapbook, Bring into class for the lab
23. LAB
Image manipulation