SRJC Course Outlines

8/11/2022 4:57:45 AMAPGR 54.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Terminated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  APGR 54.1Title:  TECH IN ILLUSTRATOR  
Full Title:  Production Techniques in Illustrator
Last Reviewed:3/11/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR1.00 Non-contact DHR Total17.50

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  APGR 60

Catalog Description:
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An intensive course designed to teach the student how to create effective graphic images and produce operative files for print and online production using Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of APGR 52A ( or APGR 91)


Recommended Preparation:
Some design experience and/or experience with Adobe Illustrator; Mac or PC experience.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An intensive course designed to teach the student how to create effective graphic images & produce operative files for print and online production using Adobe Illustrator.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of APGR 52A ( or APGR 91)
Recommended:Some design experience and/or experience with Adobe Illustrator; Mac or PC experience.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.  Create design projects for print and the web using spot color, 4-color
   process & web color using Illustrator features.
2.  Evaluate and modify digitized images and type using illustrator tools.
3.  Create and proof color separations.
4.  Export files for use in layout programs.
5.  Print black and white and composite color files.
6.  Tile oversized work.
7.  Create working files for service bureau output and on-screen
   presentation.

Topics and Scope
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Systematic exploration of the program as it relates to the graphic design
field:
1.  Overview of Illustrator's tools.
2.  Palettes and dialog boxes.
3.  Creating new files. Saving files and custom settings.
4.  Strokes and fills, basic tool use.
5.  The Pen tool and Bezier curves.
6.  Tracing templates.
7.  Manipulating points and paths.
8.  Working with the Layers palette.
9.  Using Color: gradients, radial and linear fills, gradient tool.
10. Creating type and good typography: fonts, kerning and tracking,
character and paragraph formatting.
11. Type features: text on a path, create outlines, text effects.
12. Importing graphics: scanning, compatible graphics formats, tracing.
13. Manipulating imported graphics: filters, managing links.
14. Combining text and graphics, text in an object, text wrap.
15. Path operations: slice, union, crop, exclude, Compound paths.
16. Creating Blends: color, shape, and line.
17. Masking.
18. Overview of color: applying color, color systems, matching systems.
19. Creating web illustrations: RGB color system and the web palette.
20. Using spot color in documents.
21. Creating process color documents.
22. Trapping.
23. Color separations: creating and proofing.
24. Exporting files for use in layout programs.
25. Printing black and white, and composite color files; tiling oversize
work.
26. Preflighting files for service bureau output.

Assignments:
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Projects: (3 to 4 weeks each)
1.  Image Source notebook (semester long, checked every 8 weeks)
2.  Map / Geometric Puzzle Design
3.  Custom stickers design
4.  Educational poster
Exercises: (1 week each)
1.  Weekly technique worksheets
2.  Dashed pattern design
3.  Mandala
4.  Jester
5.  Celtic Border
6.  Industrial device
7.  Typographical greeting card
8.  Comping a spot color logo
9.  Logo EPS
10. Icons for web design
11. Trapping exercise

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
0 - 0%
None
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%
Quizzes, Exams, PROJECTS
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 80%
PROJECTS AND EXERCISES
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Completion, IN-CLASS PRACTICUMS
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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"The Illustrator 8 Book" by Deke McClelland, PEACHPIT 1998

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