COMD1162 – Raster & Vector

On August 29, 2017, in COMD1162 - Raster & Vector, by Genevieve HItchings

Welcome to COMD1162 (Raster & Vector) online. Here you will find regular postings for handouts given in-class.

Course Description:

In this course, students will learn concepts and applied theories of digital media and the two fundamental graphic forms: raster and vector digital images and will define and describe similar and contrasting factors in each kind of image. The comparison will also recommend the best practice, specification or standard for using a specific form in a specific application. The course will include basic digital imaging terminology, and techniques including size, resolution, color space and file elements, measurements and file formats. Students are introduced to digital imaging concepts through software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on the Macintosh operating system. Scanning and digital photography are integrated into lesson plans.

Course Objectives

  • Use design as a means of communication
  • Gain a solid understanding of production steps (print vs. web)
  • Gain a solid understanding of industry tools (both conventional and digital)
  • Gain a solid understanding of the grid system: bring visual structure and balance to design
  • Develop conceptual thinking skills
  • Encourage articulate and productive presentation and discussion skills
  • Present final work professionally and within project deadlines

Teaching/Learning Method

  • Show and Tell – happenings within the field (websites, magazines, nyc)
  • Review homework – I will collect digital assignments via ‘Dropbox’
  • In-class critique of work – provide feedback
  • Lectures, lessons and software demonstrations
  • Discuss projects and assignments
  • In-class lab time to work on assignments
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