ART 130: Graphic Design Technology I

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Humanities with Performance

An introductory, comprehensive step-by-step instruction and explanation of the 'how' and 'why' behind the industry standard software skills of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will be introduced to each feature as they work through information, including projects, reviews and step-by-step tutorials.

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Course Learning Outcomes

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  1. Teaches the basic digital skills of using Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  2. Explores the initial process of applying these basic skills to create polished, professional looking layouts, photographs and illustrations.
  3. Class projects explore the many digital options each application provides for creating professional-quality photographs, illustrations and comprehensive layouts