DSIN141 Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop (3 semester hours)

Graphics are valuable tools for communication in Internet applications. This course introduces the student to the principles and practices of image manipulation, image enhancement, and image storage. The student will explore graphical file formats, color and perception, color balance, histograms, web-friendly colors, the impact of image size and resolution on screen size and resolution, brightness, contrast, image noise, noise reduction, digital signal processing (blurring, de-blurring, Gaussian filters, sharpening, softening, spot healing, dodging, burning), transparency, opacity, hue, saturation, image layering, color blending (multiplying, dodging), image transformation (rotation, resizing, shearing), selections (pixel, vector), alpha channels, and image modes (grayscale, RGB, CMYK, HSB, indexed color). Students must have access to Adobe Photoshop CS6 (or higher). This software is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student.

DSIN143 Design Using Adobe InDesign (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of the principles, practices, processes, and disciplines related to designing print media for maximum communication. This course evaluates the process for planning, preliminary negotiations, pre-visual research and analysis, visual conceptualization, points of view, attitude, document design, document production, and post-production. This course examines the principles of typographic design, word design, page organization, page layout, integration of words and images, character styles, paragraph styles, layout design, tiling, scaling, textures, and illustrations. This course investigates color theory, additive and subtractive color models, complementary colors, patterns and rhythms. Students will apply their knowledge to design flyers, brochures, CD/DVD covers, and product packaging. Students must have access to Adobe InDesign CS5 or higher. This software is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student.

DSIN241 Illustration & Design Using Adobe Illustrator (3 semester hours)

This course examines the process of designing, developing, and deploying text and graphics in the industry standard vector graphics software application, Adobe Illustrator CS5 or higher. Students will develop illustrations that take advantage of the broad set of tools, effects, and attributes available in Illustrator. They will learn to edit existing vector graphics files, and how to structure and mange vector graphics files for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. They will learn to format files for use in other applications and for output to a variety of imaging devices. Students must have access to Adobe Illustrator CS5 or higher software.