Tulane Digital Media Schedule

January
Weds 26
Welcome to the lab, Instructor’s work, Go over syllabus The Computer As an Imaging Tool: Basics Hardware, Software, RAM Memory, Storage Media, Other Media; Getting Around The Desktop, Mac And PC , Saving Your Files And Disk Formatting For Use Cross-Platform, Quirks Of This Lab Introduction to Photoshop, tools & options, menus, zoom & pan, undo & history. Bitmaps and resolution
Assign Project 1: bring 6 objects to next class. Read about Bitmaps and resolution, Elements and principles of design
Mon 31scanning, digital camera, basic image correction (levels, color, sponge, healing), selections. Layers-opacity and blending modes bring 6 objects to class to image
February
Weds 2Layer masks, clipping layers, adjustment layers, 
Mon 7 output to the web (behance) resolution again?!? 
Weds 9Output: File size and formats, Image Compression, papers and printing 
Mon 14Critique of first project
Weds 16Introduction to Illustrator, vectors, strokes & fills, importing/tracing, layers, objects, groups, & layersAssign Project 2. Bring logo examples next class
Mon 21Discuss logos. working with paths, text, pathfinders
Weds 23Logos due 
Mon 28MARDI GRAS Break 
March 
Weds 2NO CLASS
Mon 7masks in illustrator 
Weds 9printing large format color prints, outputting images for the web
Mon 14Critique of second projectAssign Project 3
Weds 16 After Effectsstoryboards due for video project,
Mon 21   
Weds 23  
Mon 28SPRING BREAK 
Weds 30SPRING BREAK  
April
Mon 4 
Weds 6 
Mon 11 Critique of third projectAssign Project 4
Weds 13  Introduction to Unity and realtime 3d
Mon 18
Weds 20
Mon 25  
Weds 27   
May
Mon 2 output, 
Weds 4Final Project Due – FINAL PROJECT CRITIQUES