Course Content and Outcome Guide for CAS 208
- Posted by:
- Michael Passalacqua
- Course Number:
- CAS 208
- Course Title:
- Begin. Photoshop for the Web
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Course DescriptionIntroduces image editing features of Adobe Photoshop to create and refine graphics for websites. Introduces image editing techniques and export options for the web. Emphasizes using the Photoshop interface efficiently to produce web images and assets. Recommended: MM 120. Prerequisite: CAS 111D or CAS 111E or CAS 206 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
1. Use Adobe Photoshop to create web graphics following current professional and/or industry standards.
2. Use Adobe Photoshop to modify digital images.
3. Use critical thinking skills to incorporate digital images and web graphics into websites.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
A letter grade will be issued for this course based upon:
- graphics produced using Photoshop.
- may include objective tests, scored assignments, or projects
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Graphics terminology
- Selection tools
- Drawing and painting tools
- Modify photographic images using crop, rotate, color adjustments and clone tools
- Managing layers
- Manipulating text
- Create image compositions
- Create transparent images
- Create vector-based graphics and buttons
- Export options
- Optimize graphics for the web
- Create a simple web page
- Inserting graphics into web pages
- Bit-map/vector graphics comparisons and contrast
- Understand differences between .gif, .jpg and .png graphics
- Upload web pages containing graphics to a server and view them in a browser
- Copyright issues related to Internet graphics