SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2024 8:35:28 PMAPGR 52D Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  APGR 52DTitle:  COMPUTER BASED DESIGN 4  
Full Title:  Computer Based Design 4
Last Reviewed:7/22/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled43.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.5017.5 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  87.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  APGR 95

Catalog Description:
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This course will offer advanced techniques for developing high-quality, multi-page documents using QuarkXPress & PhotoShop. Topics covered will include: advanced use of style sheets and master pages, typographic fine tuning, importing and manipulating images, defining spot and process colors, trapping, separating color designs, working with a service bureau and printer.

Course Completion of APGR 52C ( or APGR 58)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Advanced techniques for developing high-quality, multipage documents using QuarkXPress & Photoshop. Topics include: advanced use of style sheets and master pages, typographic fine tuning, importing and manipulating images, defining spot and process colors, trapping, separating color designs, working with a service bureau and printer.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of APGR 52C ( or APGR 58)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1991Inactive:Spring 2011
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Generate complex multi-page documents using QuarkXpress.
2. Create color designs (spot and 4-color process).
3. Manipulate an image in Photoshop.
4. Modify and fine tune typesetting using Quark.
5. Use PhotoShop to create images for the web.

Topics and Scope
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1. Review of Quark's palettes.
2. Customizing preferences files
3. Newer features:
  a. Text to Box Customizing Typography
  b. Merge & split elements
4. Creating and using templates.
5. Using the Quark Library feature.
6. Developing complex style sheets.
7. Review paragraph formatting, indents & tabs.
8. Using paragraph rules to create tables and forms.
9. Developing master pages and document layout palettes.
10.Complex master pages; page numbers, creating headers and footers.
11.Copy Flow:
     a. linking text
     b. importing text,(from scans & other programs)
12.  Multi-page documents (headers/footers, indexing, table of contents)
13.  Customized hyphenation
    a. keep lines/paragraphs together
    b. baseline grid
14.  Find/change feature
15.  Additional PhotoShop information:
    a. Duotones, converting duotone to CMYK TIFFS
    b.  Matching color between Quark & PhotoShop, importing PhotoShop
    c.  Line art work manipulation in PhotoShop.
    d.  Type treatments in PhotoShop.
    e.  Using PhotoShop for layout
    f.  Images from PhotoShop.
16.  Importing graphics
    a. compatible graphics formats
    b. troubleshooting
17.  Combining text and graphics
    a. anchored boxes
    b. polygon runaround
18.  Manipulating imported graphics
    a. contrast
    b. color
    c. shade
19.  Overview of color
    a. applying color
    b. color systems
    c. matching systems
20.  Creating images in PhotoShop for the web.
21.  Using spot color in documents
22.  Creating process color documents
23.  Importing/converting color from other programs
24.  Using Quark's trapping feature
25.  Process color separating: creating and proofing
26.  Introduction to the World Wide Web. Theory of electronic design
27.  Converting Quark to html to create World Wide Web pages
28.  Multimedia possibilities

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1.  10-up business cards
2.  Book & cover design for a multi-page booklet
3.  Multi-page book
4.  Brochure design (including text and graphics) for color separation
5.  Home page design for World Wide Web
6.  Final - Video Box

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%
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
20 - 30%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 50%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Multiple choice, Completion, IN-CLASS PRACTICUMS
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Attendance & participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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QUARKXPRESS BOOK by David Blatner, 4th Edition, Peachpit Press, 1995.
REAL WORLD PHOTOSHOP by David Blatner & Bruce Fraser, Peachpit Press,

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