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|Discipline and Nbr:
COMPUTER BASED DESIGN 2||
Computer Based Design 2
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.50||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||43.75
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||1.50||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||26.25
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||4.00|| ||Contact Total||70.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 87.50||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
An intermediate course in the professional page layout application QuarkXpress and digital imaging program Photoshop, for the graphic designer. Emphasis will be placed on design principles, practical computer skills, and program operations. The student explores the features of QuarkXpress through a variety of design projects including: advertisements, self-promos, menus, forms, and newsletters.
Course Completion of APGR 52A ( or APGR 91)
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Intermediate level course for serious graphic designers, using QuarkXpress and PhotoShop. Program operations, design, type & images, styles, master pages & production output for print, & digital images for page layout.
Prerequisites:Course Completion of APGR 52A ( or APGR 91)
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Save and organize document files correctly.
2. Apply the design principles of proximity, alignment, repetition,
contrast, readability, and legibility at an intermediate level to
graphic design projects.
3. Integrate the design principles of depth, movement, rhythm, unity, and
focal point into design projects.
4. Create multipage documents using intermediate-level applications of
the following features: tabs and indents, style sheets,
importing text with Xpress tags, paragraph spacing, text input and
manipulation, character spacing, begier features, linking jumplines,
5. Create a newsletter exhibiting the following basic graphic elements:
masthead, headlines, subheads, folios, bylines, photos, and captions.
6. Create documents applying these intermediate level type refinements:
proofreading, widows/orphans, hyphenation, spell check, and
7. Create documents using "collect for output" that are suitable for
output at the service bureau.
8. Utilize font management software to load and close fonts.
9. Employ trapping features in the creation of a graphics document.
10. Manipulate a color image that has been scanned into Photoshop.
11. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Photoshop duotone features by
creating and saving dutones, loading duotone curves, and specifying
duotones from a swatchbook.
12. Import duotones to Quark Xpress.
13. Separate files using Quark Xpress.
14. Import word files and format using QuarkXpress.
Topics and Scope
1. Review of basic Quark features
a. Document set up
b. saving files
c. text input and manipulation
d. paragraph spacing
e. character spacing
f. tabs and indents
g. style sheets
h. beziers features
2. Review of basic design features
b. design process and creativity, repetition, typography terminology
measurement, classification, contrast, and alignment
3. Multiple pages
a. creating, moving, inserting, deleting, rearranging
b. importing text with Xpress tags
4. Importing word files and format using QuarkXpress
5. Newsletter design
a. The anatomy of a newsletter
b. Creating an effective newsletter
8. Linking and jumplines
9. Typographical refinements
b. widows/orphans, hyphenation
c. spell check
10. Collect for output and using the Service
11. Working and printing in color
11. Trapping introduction
12. Font Technology
13. Review of PhotoShop features
1. working with the text tools
2. working with the paint tools
3. paths & clipping paths
4. working with filters
14. Scanning and resolution revisited
15. Basic Photo set-up using PhotoShop
a. Cropping scaling
c. image correction
d. tone targeting.
16. Creating duotones in PhotoShop
b. saving with proper names
c. saving curve settings
17. Importing duotones to QuarkXpress
18. Separating your files
1. Table tent (self-promo)
2. Ad design
3. Form design (using rules)
4. Newsletter (multi-page with images)
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 30%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
50 - 80%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 20%
|Multiple choice, Completion, IN CLASS PRACTICUMS||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
QuarkXpress 4 Visual Quickstart Guide by Elaine Weinmann, Peachpit Press
PhotoShop 6.0 Visual Quickstart Guide by Elaine Weinmann, Peachpit Press