SEMESTER Fall 2018
INSTRUCTOR Andres Manniste
CONTACT INFO email@example.com; Office: 3B.14; Telephone: 514-931-8731, ext. 4930
& AVAILABILITY Office hours are posted outside my office door. Preferred method of communication
outside of class / office hours: e-mail; response time is within 48 hours, Monday to Friday.
COURSE TITLE Digital Art (ALC Program—All Profiles except Studio Arts, Term 1, Choice—List 2)
COURSE & SECTION # 511-913-DW / 01 & 02
CLASS TIME / LOCATION Section 01: Wednesday 3:00-6:00 in 4G.8. Section 02: Wednesday 8:30-11:30 in 4G.13.
COMPETENCY 054T: Appreciate contemporary cultural diversity.
PONDERATION / CREDITS Ponderation: 1-2-3 / Credits: 2.0
TENTATIVE WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Introduction to course: outline and list of materials. Accessing Adobe Photoshop program, basic exercises.
Links to on-line drawing and painting programs
Working with programs, entering and exiting files, portable memory.
Opening new image (size, resolution, mode, background), drawing, painting tools, color)
Begin Project 1: Drawing and painting (20%)
Link: Jeremy Shuback: Photoshop Crash Course
Photoshop keyboard shortcuts (.pdf)
Reading art slide show
Type tool, transformation, move tool, layers (copy and order), gradations, history. Work on Project 1.
Browsing: Rhizome Artbase, http://rhizome.org/artbase/, Digital Art Museum http://www.dam.org/intro.htm,
https://www.facebook.com/MuseumOfInternet, editors: Emilie Gervais and Felix Magal (http://museumofinter.net),
Formalism slide show
Project 1 due at end of class
Selection tools (feather, adding and subtracting selections); folders, saving work to folders and drop box.
Photography is magic slide show
Presenting project 2 (summative assessment – 30%): Working with photos
Filters, layer modes, layer styles, blending options.
Class discussion of project 1 submissions
Working on meme project.
Printing: page set-up, choosing printer, printing
Lab: Making a small animation. Working on Project #2
Making a simple animation
Submit a small animation exercise. 5%
Introduction to Animation
Lecture: Anime to Arts
Youtube links on animation:
Creating an Animated GIF in Photoshop CC (Frame animation)
How To Make A Simple Animation in Photoshop CC (Timeline animation)
Project 2 due
Project 3: Animation (20%)
Introduction to scanning: settings, selection and saving.
Project 2, in-class critique.
Working on animation in class
Image manipulation using filters, adjustment layers, layer transparency and layer modes.
Project 3 due, in-class critique.
Introduction to project 4: Interior/exterior
Definition of interior
1 : lying, occurring, or functioning within the limiting boundaries : INNER
an interior point of a triangle
2 : belonging to mental or spiritual life : a simple interior piety
3 : belonging to the inner constitution or concealed nature of something : interior meaning of a poem
4 : lying away or remote from the border or shore
Definition of exterior
1 : being on an outside surface : situated on the outside
2 : observable by outward signs : his exterior quietness is belied by an occasional nervous twitch
3 : suitable for use on outside surfaces
For your last project you are being asked to consider the theme Interior/exterior. This can be interpreted either literally as in outside/inside or metaphorically as inner and outer self.
Using original and found images, the work should be from 1024 X 768 to 5100 X 3300 pixels at 300 dpi. You are required to print your artwork for this project. If you wish to post them, however, they will have to be reduced to a maximum size of 1024 pixels in any direction.
You will be using raster and/or vector imaging tools.
This project should be submitted both as a computer file and as a letter to tabloid sized print.
Due: November 28
Project 4: continuation
Project 4 due at the end of class
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