This is a class for students interested in graphic art and design and Adobe software. This course will illustrate how design supports mediums such as magazines, books, posters and CD covers and how the Adobe visual design suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) can help artists create materials for these mediums. Other topics covered will be typography and the history of graphic design. Students will leave this class with a solid introduction to the basics of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and they will begin to touch on some elements with Adobe Illustrator.
- Students will be able to demonstrate introductory level proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
- Students will be able to apply the Elements and Principles of Design to create successful designs and layouts.
- Students will develop design vocabulary and critique their own and others' designs.
- Graphic design is an integral part of our daily lives.
- Subtle and overt messages are conveyed to us through design.
- Visual culture influences our everyday choices, opinions and ideas.
- Copyright exists to protect artists and designers.
- What forms does graphic design take in our daily lives?
- How do artists use design to convey messages?
- How does our visual culture affect the choices we make?
- How does copyright function to allow for protection as well as artistic freedom?
Book Cover Redesign, 2017
Programs Used in Classroom:
- Adobe Photoshop CC
- Adobe Illustrator CC
- Adobe InDesign CC
Materials Provided by Students:
- Designated class folder in Google Drive
- Flash Drive