The final design is a 2 week assignment:
Graphic Arts I
Have you ever been persuaded, inspired by or gotten an idea from a picture? If so, you have encountered graphic design. Graphic Design is a form of visual communication combining painted, drawn or computer generated images and text to communicate an idea, advertise a product or make an announcement to a population of viewers. In the graphic design art class students will create, choose and organize compositions to communicate ideas visually. Exploration of graphic arts includes using computer graphics in Photoshop, pencil and ink, cut paper mediums, transfer paper, screen printing, paint and 2d drafting tools. Students will learn to communicate an idea visually through various compositional choices as well as image and text graphics.
Each week, graphic arts students will be given a design problem to solve in class. Students may use any medium to complete the design task, including computer graphics (photoshop) or 2D drawing mediums such as color pencil, pen and ink, etc... The response to the problems must be thoughtful, innovative and the students own design. At the end of each week students will share their response to the design problem and will be shown professional responses to the problem as well.
Graphic Arts II
Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area
Lesson 2: Photoshop Corrections
Lesson 3: Working with Selections
Lesson 4: Layers Basics
Lesson 5: Quick Fixes
Lesson 6: Masks and Chanels:
Lesson 7: Typographic Design
Lesson 8: Vector Drawing Techniques
Lesson 9: Advanced Compositing