I. Introduction to Presentation Board Requirements
A. Identification of needed content
B. Role of color
C. Importance of text font and size
D. Visual hierarchy: role of images, titles, labels, and text in design
E. Establishment of presentation theme
II. Two-dimensional (2D) Organization and Design Principles
A. Organizational concepts such as alignments, grids, balance, voids, and solids
B. Design principles such as rhythm, harmony, contrast, balance, unity, repetition, anomaly, figure/ground, proportion, scale, proximity, and hierarchy
C. Design elements such as line, shape, space, tone, value, color, and texture
III. Image Editing Tools and Techniques
A. Principles and concepts of images and image editing
B. Software application organization, command sequence, and tools
C. Image acquirement and scanning process
D. Copyright considerations
E. Post-scan adjustments such as color adjustment, sharpening, blurring, sizing, transforming, and repair
F. Role of layers, channels, layer masks, clipping groups, blending, and alpha channels
G. Image editing modes for adjusting highlights, shadows, and midrange values
H. Object selection methods and manipulating selections
I. Using multiple tools to create illusion of form, light and depth
J. Effects such as drop shadow, glow, bevel, emboss, etc.
K. Vector path creation and editing for shapes, curves and lines
IV. Layout and Composition Tools and Techniques
A. Principles and concepts of page layout
B. Order and organization
C. Software application organization, command sequence, and tools
D. Specifying text settings
E. Creating and editing objects and layouts
F. Defining pages and their organization
G. Attaching text to paths and converting text to graphics
H. Importing graphics and images
I. Combining text, images, and graphic elements
J. Plan, elevations, sections, and details
K. Legends, keynotes, and lists
L. Graphical symbols of importance to presentation projects
M. Achievement of the presentation theme
N. Effects such as drop shadow, glow, bevel, emboss, etc.
V. Use of Presentation Boards in Professional Practice
A. History of presentation graphics and historical graphic styles
B. Use of presentation graphics for client presentations, agency presentations, public presentations, and design competitions
C. Color and material boards
VI. Oral Presentation and Critique
A. Role of the critique
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab portions of the course.
Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book. Faulkner, Andrew and Chavez, Conrad. Adobe Press. 2021.
Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book. Anton, Kelly Kordes and DeJarld, Tina. Adobe Press. 2021.
Layout Workbook: Revised and Updated: A real-world guide to building pages in graphic design. Puhalla, Dennis and Cullen, Kristin. Rockport Publishing. 2018.
Instructor prepared materials