Desktop Publishing

Course Description: What Is This Class About?

Desktop Publishing

Rationale: Why is it Important To Learn This?

Desktop Publishing

Course Goals:What Are We Going To Do In This Class?

Desktop Publishing

Course Concepts: What Will I Learn In This class?

Unit Major Concepts
Photoshop
We will learn…
How to use painting tools such as the paintbrush and pencil
How to use selection tools such as the marquee, lasso, and magic wand.
How to organize and add effects through the use of layers.
How to create text, including tracking/kerning and leading adjustments.
How to perform image adjustment via levels, color balance, and filters.
Illustrator
We will learn…
How to create and edit Bezier curves.
How to create and transform basic shapes.
How to create basic patterns and repeats.
How to organize a design through arrangement adjustment and layers.

Grading:
Students will complete several lessons, each of which will be individually graded based on the lesson rubric. Grading criteria is listed on the rubric itself. This process will allow students to assess their own work, and continue to refine it until they feel it meets the standards described in the rubric.