GAD 1211 - Computer Graphic Applications

The course focuses on developing design and production skills for printed publications. Students will use industry-standard digital tools to efficiently and accurately create 2D graphic elements and content. Basic visual design and production techniques are covered, including typography, vector-based graphics, and approaches to corporate identity and branding. Further, students will attain advanced skills with Photoshop's tool sets, techniques, capabilities and commands. Emphasis will be placed on making accurate selections, creating digital composites, working with contrast and color control/correction and layers, and developing professional skills needed for the digital print imaging industry. PREREQUISITE: ART 1114 Design I or GAD 1214 Design Fundamentals I or consent of instructor.

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