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COURSE NUMBER: BOFF220
COURSE TITLE:Graphic Editing and Illustration
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:30
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person, Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course, you will learn how to manipulate photos, work with layers, make selections, incorporate color techniques, and use the Bezier tool to draw and compose complex vector illustration. You also explore techniques for transforming and distorting objects, creating patterns, and brushes.

PREREQUISITES:
BOFF130

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Be familiar with graphic editing and illustration techniques and applications.
  • Build proficiency in using graphic editing and illustration applications.
  • Produce professional-grade graphic design work.
  • Appraise the technical resources—graphic editing and illustration software and techniques—given and ascertain and evaluate the resources' value regarding project completion.
  • Compose professional visually-problem-solving procedures by formulating concepts based upon a recognition of visual and technical dilemmas. Students will be expected to recognize multiple solutions by using their critical analytical skills.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in collaborating with classmates and creating inspirational design work by organizing and integrating concepts from multiple viewpoints to employ an efficient work ethic and criterion.
  • Demonstrate technological skills (creating computer-generated artwork, photo-editing, and internet research), and be able to recognize the flux and rapidity of technological advances in the illustration and photo-editing design areas.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Straighten, crop, and sizing
  2. Repairing, correction, heal, and enhance
  3. Layers
  4. Adjusting color
  5. Levels
  6. Drawing with the bezier tool
  7. Transform and distort
  8. Text and shapes
  9. Special and filter effects
  10. Printing
  11. Typography
  12. Drawing
  13. Clipping paths, transforming objects and alignment

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to evaluate a student's progress. Points will be assigned to all work, such as lab projects, class participation, research papers, presentations, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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