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Brief Course Description:
Students spend the first semester learning tools and techniques in Adobe Photoshop, which is a bitmap-editing program. The students take some original photographs so that they have some raw material to work with, though they can also work with stock images. They learn to make selections, copy, paste, create blend modes, masks, use the Art History Brush, Color Replacement Tool, Background Eraser Tool, Clone Stamp Tool, Create Gradients, correct and alter perspective, and more. Some projects include rendering an Impressionistic Landscape, making an Expressionistic portrait, creating an Arcimboldo-style portrait, creating package designs, creating a play on words, making a CD cover design, and creating a Pop Art-style photo.
In the second semester, students use Adobe Illustrator, which is a vector-editing program. They set up an artboard, learn to create objects by editing shapes and later learn how to use the pen tool and associated anchor point tools. They also use text and learn how to alter and create shapes from text, and learn how to create and edit gradients. Some projects in Illustrator include creating a logo, developing new emojis, designing a new flag, and designing new currency.
Students will also be looking at, discussing, and writing about artwork.
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