Welcome to Coastline ROP at Estancia High School!
Coastline ROP/Estancia High School
Computer Graphics - Web Development - Multimedia
Mr. Michael DeLaO
949 515-6500 Ext. 2895
This course introduces the student to the aesthetic principles that govern artistic works in the graphic/web design arena. Students will develop and use the vocabulary of the visual arts, recognize and respond to the elements and principles of art in meaningful criticism and put into practice artistic concepts in original graphic/web design works.
Students will use industry-standard software to create digital/web graphics. They will explore the skills and professional methods used by graphic/web designers. Using vector graphic illustration software students will solve visual arts problems by implementing the expressive aspects of line, shape, value and form as well as learn the art of typography and color theory. Using raster graphic image editing software, students will manipulate and apply artistic effects to digital photographs and art. Students will gain the artistic principles, concepts vocabulary and technical skills, which the creative industry often requires of entry level candidates.
This is important, and part of showing commitment and a serious work attitude. As such, class attendance and participation can strongly influence your grade in the course, since it reflects your dedication and commitment to doing art. You will be expected to attend every class and arrive on time for each. You are responsible for finding out about missed work from either the instructor or fellow students. The computer lab is open at 7:00 AM thru the start of 1st period, during break and lunch. With these times available to you, you should not fall behind with instructions or assignments.
Course Outline: a generalized scheme, and not necessarily in the order given. Topics include, but are not limited to:
· general intro on computer-based art; overview of methods and strategies; modes and paths of input and output
· styles, trends, modes, aesthetics: from primitive to postmodern; developing creative content objectives; elements and principles of design; typography basics
· Windows basics and file handling; intro to software/hardware; calibration
· essentials on pixel-based and vector-based art: color, resolution, layout, formats, and output; working with rulers, grids, guides, layers, etc
· modes of getting art into the computer: scanning, digital cameras, and other art resources (e.g. WWW, stock art) for manipulation
· working with a comprehensive, vector-based drawing programs, fills, strokes, curves, paths, blends and gradients, transformations (e.g. rotations, scaling), layers, typography object composition and layout, resolution and output formats
· working with Adobe Photoshop, the most widely utilized digital painting (i.e. pixel-based) software program; from basic principles to more advanced methods, including: resolution and input/output format considerations using the tools (pencils, pens, brushes, gradients, etc) selecting, moving, cloning, and compositing objects and type principles of scanning; tonal range, color, contrast, gamma, levels, curves manipulating and compositing text and labels, color spaces, calibration, and color control; image editing and correcting scaling, cropping, and transforming objects layers, paths, and channels, filtering, blending, opacity, masking, layer modes and effects, etc creating patterns, textures, backgrounds output considerations and strategies; printed media and web-based media intro to Adobe ImageReady
· export/import and file interchange methods between programs as a creative workflow
· Web-based graphics and presentation: working strategies; formats, optimization, compression, color; quality vs speed; HTML basics; incorporating graphics and text into pages; simple web animation (using GifBuilder/ImageReady); intro to image maps, slices, and rollovers (ImageReady)
· The business of art: working with clients and service bureaus, copyright, ethics, portfolios, and presentation; real-world challenges and working strategies
Grades: Aside from attendance and class participation, your performance will be evaluated by your ability to successfully complete a series of assigned tasks on time (as if I were a real client expecting a completed image). Mini-projects will be assigned as we progress through the course material. You are expected to complete all assignments.
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Computer Lab Expectations and Classroom Rules
Computer Lab Expectations and Classroom Rules
- Be on time and ready to learn.
- Stay on task, pay attention.
- Treat every one with respect.
- Be helpful; if you know something explain it to someone who doesn’t.
- Ask questions when you don’t understand.
- Be creative, use your imagination.
- Food or beverages are not allowed in the lab.
- Printing to either printer is prohibited unless you have permission from the instructor.
- Only programs used on the machines in the computer lab may be used. Video games, chatting, instant messaging, viewing music videos, downloading or installing of any software is strictly prohibited.
- Use of any device must have the permission of the instructor. (Flashdrives, digital cameras etc). No cell phones, no charging of cell phones or digital devices, no headphones.
- Scanning or creating photos or graphics of an offensive or inappropriate nature is unacceptable.
- Illegal or destructive use of the computer is grounds for dismissal and legal action. This includes: Software Piracy, uploading any program on to the lab computer, copying any program for the computer. Virus, intentional infection/execution.
- Modification of the computer hardware, software or configuration is not allowed. All systems must be identical. (No screensavers or backgrounds on the desktop).
- Any violation will result in a write up, contact of parents, school administration and Coastline ROP. This violation will be reviewed and could result in your removal from class and lose of computer privileges on campus.
I have read and understand the Computer Lab policies and hereby agree to follow all guidelines set forth. I understand that my parent/guardian may be notified of my progress during this program.
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Please direct any questions regarding the above mentioned policies to:
Mr. Mike DeLaO, Estancia High School/Coastline ROP
949.515.6500 Extension 2895