Usually, this is the class where you learn Adobe software and all of the amazing things you can do with it. But, the most-used Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, & After Effects) are not available on Chromebooks, so we are going to take a different approach. And I think it might be better!
The apps that I suggest that you install on your Chromebook will help you get a feel for how designers think and work. It's the next best thing to working with the professional software programs, which you will hopefully have the opportunity to learn later, if/when we go back into face-to-face instruction.
There is a lot more to being a creating great videos than knowing the software. In this class, we are going to focus on the Graphic Design as a career choice, and what you need to learn in order to have a great life in the profession.
-Color: RGB, CMYK, Spot
-Images (Photography & Illustration): resolution, manipulation
-Designing for different genres: web, apps, packaging, print, logos,
-User experience (UX designer), User interface (UI designer)
-Marketing materials: flyers, brochures, postcards, posters
-Shirt and Apparel designs
-Photo Editing/Photoshop Artist
The idea is to have a good time - learn about the creative industry, expand your skills, play with new ideas, and create visual designs that will inspire you to the next level.
Student Learning Objectives
The material taught in this class is based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards. Students in this program will seek to become a:
Student will recognize the rights and responsibilities of living, learning, and working in an interconnected digital world and practices safe, legal and ethical use of software and hardware.
Gather, locate, organize, analyze, evaluate and use information
Student uses a variety of technologies to create new, original, useful, and imaginative solutions. Student uses digital skills to produce creative products.
Student communicates clearly and creatively using platforms, tools, styles, formats, and digital media appropriately.
Student collaborate with others and works effectively in teams locally and globally.
Methods of Instruction
This is a hands-on course where students will be using computers every day. Most of the work is project-based with lectures, discussions, videos, and demonstrations.