SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2023 5:27:56 AMCIS 73.23 Course Outline as of Fall 2006

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 73.23Title:  PHOTOSHOP ADV CONCEPTS  
Full Title:  Photoshop Advanced Concepts
Last Reviewed:3/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled016 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.50 Contact DHR61.25
 Contact Total6.50 Contact Total113.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 218.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 73.31C

Catalog Description:
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CIS 73.23 begins a detailed study of Photoshop's advanced features. Successful completion of this course and CIS 73.24 prepares students for the Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert exam.  CIS 73.23 and CIS 73.24 do not need to be taken in sequence.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CS 70.11A ( or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31) OR Course Completion of CIS 73.31A ( or CIS 83.12A) and Course Completion of CIS 73.31B ( or CIS 83.12B) OR Course Completion of CS 70.11B ( or CIS 73.22)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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CIS 73.31C begins a detailed study of Photoshop's advanced features. Successful completion of this course and CIS 73.24 prepares students for the Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert exam.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 70.11A ( or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31) OR Course Completion of CIS 73.31A ( or CIS 83.12A) and Course Completion of CIS 73.31B ( or CIS 83.12B) OR Course Completion of CS 70.11B ( or CIS 73.22)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2000Inactive:Fall 2019
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Experiment with Photoshop's painting and editing tools and compare
   their characteristics, functions, options, and customization
   procedures.
2.  Distinguish among monitor, screen image, and printed image resolution.
3.  Evaluate a set of system specifications and determine if Photoshop,
   and associated plug-ins, can be successfully installed.
4.  Set up Photoshop workspace for program efficiency and ease of work.
5.  Evaluate preference options, built-in and custom workspaces, and
   custom keyboard shortcuts and menus.
6.  Determine an appropriate application for each of the following color
   models and modes: bitmap, grayscale, duotone, RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
   CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black), Lab, indexed color, multichannel,
   8-bit, 16-bit and HDR (High Dynamic Range) images.
7.  Given a scenario, choose the appropriate file format to optimize
   images for the Web and explore optimization settings to determine the
   appropriate file format, save options, and procedures needed.
8.  Explain and demonstrate how slices can be used to optimize images for
   the Web, including layer-based, user-based, and linked slices.
9.  Identify color reproduction challenges, and examine the color
   management workflow process used in Adobe Photoshop to produce
   consistent color.
10. Evaluate a graphic and describe the steps to prepare the image for
   printing with color separations and comparables.
11. Design, format, and edit documents that include decorative text, shape
   layers and paths.
12.  Compare and contrast the characteristics, functions, limitations, and
    appropriate use of layers, channels, and masks.
13.  Examine and demonstrate compositing techniques such as layer blending
    settings and the Apply Image, and Calculations commands.
14.  Create a custom action, and use that action to batch-process a group
    of files.
15.  Experiment with a variety of techniques that provide believable light
    sources and shadows in Photoshop documents.

Topics and Scope
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Topics will include, but not be limited to:
I. Resolution and painting
  A. Logistics
  B. ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) info
  C. File submission
  D. Painting tips and tricks - wow stuff
  E. Resolution review; print and screen
II. Optimizing and customizing Photoshop
   A. Enhancing Photoshop performance
      1. Hardware and software requirements
      2. Performance optimization
      3. Performance preferences
   B. Workspace refinement
      1. Built-in workspaces
      2. Custom keyboard shortcuts and menus
      3. Cursors
   C. Image views and versions
      1. Multiple windows of same document
      2. History palette: linear and non-linear, snapshots, states
      3. Image>Duplicate
      4. History log
   D. Annotations
III. Color Theory
    A. Color models: additive, subtractive, HSB (Hue, Saturation,
       Brightness)
    B. Image modes: RGB, grayscale and bitmap, indexed
    C. Color channels
    D. RGB to grayscale conversion
    E. Grayscale to bitmap conversion
    F. Image modes: RGB, CMYK, multichannel, duotone
    G. RGB to lab conversion
    H. RGB to CYMK: when, why and how
    I. Soft color proofing
    J. Grayscale to duotone, tritone, and quadtone
    K. Make, save, and use custom swatches with practical example
    L. Spot color channels
IV. Web graphics and animation
   A. Animation
   B. Indexed color and color tables
   C. Web file formats and optimization (Save for Web)
   D. Slicing and variables in Photoshop
V. ImageReady
  A. Photoshop vs. IR (Image Ready) - when do you use each?
  B. Slicing and variables in IR
  C. Optimization palette
  D. Image map
  E. Rollovers
  F. Previewing web effects
VI. Color Management
   A. Color reproduction challenges
   B. Color management systems
   C. Calibration
   D. Photoshop color settings
VII. Type
    A. Font types (PostScript, TrueType, and OpenType) and issues
    B. Type preferences
    C. Type tools and their settings
    D. Character and paragraph palettes
    E. Spell check
    F. Converting type layers (outlines, shape layers, and rasters)
    G. Type mask tools
    H. Type tricks
    I. PDF (Portable Document Format) and embedding fonts
VIII. Paths and fill layers
     A. Vector graphics terminology (bitmap vs. vector)
     B. Creating paths
     C. The Freedom Pen tool
     D. Editing paths
     E. The Paths palette
     F. Filling and stroking paths with pixels
     G. Fill layers
     H. Type on and in a path
IX. Shapes and vector masks
   A. Modifying shapes
   B. Defining custom shapes
   C. Vector masks
   D. Clipping paths
   E. Importing and exporting vector elements
   F. Vector file formats
X. Masks and more masks
  A. Types of masks
     1. quick mask
     2. alpha channel
     3. vector mask
     4. clipping mask
     5. Type Mask tool
  B. Case studies
XI. Combining and Compositing
   A. Layer blend settings
      1. Advanced blending
      2. Knockout
      3. Blend If
   B. Apply Image
   C. Calculations
XII. Actions
    A. Action palette
       1. button view
       2. standard view
    B. Creating actions
       1. Insert stops
       2. Fit image
       3. Conditional mode change
    C. Adding interactivity
       1. Playback options
       2. Modal changes
    D. Editing actions
    E. Droplets
XIII. Light and shadow in compositions
     A. Shadows techniques
        1. drop shadow
        2. cast shadow
        3. reconstructed shadow
     B. Lens flare
     C. Lighting effects
     D. Global Light

Assignments:
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1. Paint on a provided document to demonstrate the use of a variety of
  brush tool painting mode settings.  Complete a documentation form that
  specifies the tools, settings, and painting modes used.
2. Complete a worksheet to demonstrate understanding of Photoshop system
  requirement and customization.
3. Convert a provided RGB document to grayscale image mode using at least
  three different conversion techniques.  Then convert the favored
  grayscale image to at least three different multitone images.  Prepare
  a Picture Package of the two best grayscale and multitone images.
  Complete a documentation form that specifies the conversion methods
  used.
4. Convert a provided RGB document to grayscale image mode using at least
  four different conversion techniques.  Prepare a Picture Package of the
  four best grayscale images.  Complete a documentation form that
  specifies the conversion methods used and assesses which is the most
  successful.
5. Convert a provided RGB document to CMYK image mode using at least three
  different conversion techniques.  Prepare a Picture Package of the
  three best conversions.  Complete a documentation form that specifies
  the conversion methods used and assesses which is the most successful.
6. Place a provided vector graphic into Photoshop, slice the document, and
  animate one region of the image.  Save the document, optimizing
  according to the contents of each slice, for fast Web viewing.
7. Complete a worksheet to demonstrate understanding of color management
  terms and concepts.
8. Format the type on a provided document using a variety of different
  settings.  Save the file in a format that preserves vector data and
  embeds fonts.  Complete a documentation form that specifies the type
  formatting used.
9. Using only vector tools, create a digital garden.  Save the file in a
  format that preserves vector data and embeds fonts.  Complete a
  documentation form that specifies the vector tools and formatting used.
10. Create an action, and play it back on a single image.  Then make a
   Droplet to apply the action to a series of files.
11. Based on a theme chosen by the class, prepare an original tabloid-size
   poster, properly set up for print.  This complex composite image will
   combine both raster and vector elements, appropriately masked, with
   care taken to make the lighting believable.  Prepare a grayscale copy
   of the image, and use the type tool to document the elements and
   options used.  Prepare a CMYK proof to the image.
12. Take at least five quizzes. These may be online quizzes.
13. Take midterm and comprehensive final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, Weekly assignments and course project(s).
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Weekly assignments and course project(s)
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 45%
Multiple choice, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Adobe Photoshop CS2 Studio Techniques," by Ben Willmore - Adobe
Press 2005

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