SRJC Course Outlines

7/13/2024 12:52:54 AMCIS 73.31C Course Outline as of Spring 2004

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 73.31CTitle:  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 Scheduled017 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 83.12C

Catalog Description:
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This course for the Photoshop-experienced student explores Photoshop's advanced features in depth. Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert exam.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CIS 73.31B ( or CIS 83.12B) OR Course Completion of CS 70.1A ( or CS 70.11A or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course for the Photoshop-experienced student explores Photoshop's advanced features in depth. Successful completion of this course prepares students for the Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert Exam.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CIS 73.31B ( or CIS 83.12B) OR Course Completion of CS 70.1A ( or CS 70.11A or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31)
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.  Define common terms and concepts related to Adobe Photoshop,
   including but not limited to: raster, vector, flatness, path, mask,
   pixel, color depth, and color space.
2.  Analyze a set of system specifications and figure out if Photoshop,
   and associated plug-ins, could be successfully installed.
3.  Design and create an effect, using the Actions palette and Automate
   command.
4.  Determine an appropriate application for each of the following
   color models and modes; bitmap, grayscale, duotone, RGB, CMYK, Lab,
   indexed color, multichannel, 8-bit color, and 16-bit color.
5.  Apply resolution concepts to recommend appropriate scanning
   resolution for typical production situations.
6.  Compare and contrast the characteristics, functions, and
   appropriate use of selection tools and commands, including
   selection by color, by area, and by paths.
7.  Experiment with Photoshop's painting and editing tools and compare
   their characteristics, functions, limitations. Include an
   appropriate use for each tool.
8.  Compare and contrast the characteristics, functions, limitations,
   and appropriate use of layers, channels, and masks.
9.  Determine the appropriate file format, save options, and procedures
   to export a Photoshop file to a specific application to accomplish
   a particular task. File formats to be addressed are: Photoshop
   native (PSD), Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), Encapsulated PostScript
   (EPS), Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), Portable Network
   Graphics (PNG), Portable Document Format (PDF), Picture File Format
   (PICT), and Graphic Interchange Format (GIF).
10. Experiment with Photoshop's vector and type creation and editing
   tools. Compare their characteristics, functions, and limitations.
   Include an appropriate use for each  tool.
11. Evaluate a graphic and describe the steps to prepare the image for
   printing with color separations and comparables.
12. Generate an image for Web or other on-screen publication,
   considering both image quality and file size.
13. Distinguish between the steps to calibrate a monitor on the
   Macintosh platform and the Windows platform, including using the
   Adobe Gamma utility.

Topics and Scope
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1.  General information
   a.  Platform and system requirements
   b.  Cache levels, virtual memory, scratch disks, plug-ins
   c.  Installing and running Photoshop
   d.  Common graphics terms and concepts
2.  Photoshop work area
   a.  Common keyboard shortcuts
   b.  Menus and commands
   c.  Image Size and Canvas Size commands
   d.  Rules, guides, and the Measure tool
3.  Actions and automation
   a.  Create, record, play, and edit actions
   b.  Non-recordable commands
   c.  Action sets and batch process
   d.  Automate commands
4.  Importing and adjusting images
   a.  Resolution concepts
   b.  Appropriate scanning resolution for typical production situations
   c.  Image Size, Import, Place, and File Info Commands
5.  Making selections
   a.  Area selection tools
   b.  Color/tone selection tools and commands
   c.  Selection data and pixel data
   d.  Use the Grow, Similar, Expand, Contract, Smooth, Reselect, and
       Deselect commands
   e.  Paths palette and the pen tools
   f.  Convert paths to selections and vice versa
   g.  Clipping paths
6.  Painting and editing
   a.  Painting tools
   b.  Brushes palette
   c.  Foreground and Background colors
   d.  Type tools
   e.  Filters
7.  Using layers
   a.  Layers and layer options
   b.  Layer masks, clipping groups, adjustment layers, and layer effects
   c.  Painting and blending modes
8.  Using Quick Mask mode and alpha channels
9.  Color and color correction
   a.  Image adjustment commands
   b.  Color models and modes
10. File format/import/export procedures
11. Preparing files for production
   a.  Separations and comps
   b.  Monotones, duotones, tritones, and quadtones
   c.  Preparation of an image for Web publication
12. Color calibration and setup
   a.  Calibration on the Macintosh and Windows platforms
   b.  Color management

Assignments:
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1.  For each chapter in the Adobe Certification Guide, students will:
   a.  complete a short answer worksheet
   b.  take the online quiz of sample questions for that chapter
2.  Students will be given:
   a.  hands-on assignments to practice the skills listed in the
       objectives
   b.  final project to demonstrate their skill and understanding of
       these advanced Photoshop skills and concepts

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
10 - 20%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Integrated in skills demonstration.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 35%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
45 - 55%
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 7.0 Studio Techniques," by Ben Willmore - Adobe
Press 2002

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