January
Tues 18Welcome 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 resolutionAssign Project 1: bring 6 objects to next class. Read about Bitmaps and resolution, Elements and principles of design
Thurs 20scanning, digital camera, basic image correction (levels, color, sponge, healing), selections. Layers-opacity and blending modes bring 6 objects to class to image
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February
Tues 1Layer masks, clipping layers, adjustment layers, 
Thurs 3output to the web (behance) resolution again?!? 
Tues 8Output: File size and formats, Image Compression, papers and printing 
Thurs 10Critique of first project
Tues 15Introduction to Illustrator, vectors, strokes & fills, importing/tracing, layers, objects, groups, & layers  Assign Project 2. Bring symbol examples next class
Thurs 17Discuss symbols. working with paths, text, pathfinders
Tues 22Symbols due 
Thurs 24masks in illustrator 
March 
Tues 1Mardi Gras Break
Thurs 3Mardi Gras Break 
Tues 8printing large format color prints, outputting images for the web
Thurs 10Critique of second projectAssign Project 3
Tues 15 After Effects Midterm Grades
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April
Tues 53d in after effects 
Thurs 7   Assign Project 4
Tues 12 Critique of third project,
Thurs 14SPRING BREAK
Tues 19Introduction to 3d
Thurs 21parametric objects, polygons, nurbs, subds
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May
Tues 3output,
Thurs 5Final Project Due – FINAL PROJECT CRITIQUES Last Day of Class
Tues 12