Note: This schedule is intended as a general guide to course projects and is
subject to change. Exact dates and requirements will be issued in class.

Week 1 Introduction to Macintosh
Week 2 Photo Retouching
Week 3 Introduction to Scanning/ Image Effects, Modes and Filters
Weeks 4 & 5 Project: Self-Portrait
Weeks 6 & 7 Image and Text
Weeks 8 & 9 Introduction to Illustrator
Week 10 Introduction to Type - Spatial Concepts & Organizational Systems
Week 11 Personal Logo/Business Card
Week 12 Combining Vector and Raster Based Programs
Week 13 -15 Final Project


Week 1 - Introduction to Macintosh
The fundamental operations of the computer and its terminology will be explained in most basic terms. The Macintosh operating system will be introduced and explored in a guided tour of the system. Important features will be highlighted and discussed, including server usage, general file maintenance and saving procedures. After a brief summary of the course objectives, Photoshop will be introduced.
Introduction to Photoshop
Following a basic overview of on screen functions, including palettes and windows, the most basic of selection tools will be explored. The most important fundamental skill will be the ability to select areas that are to be manipulated.
Exercise: Mr. Melon Head - This project will introduce selection tools, copy and paste commands and basic layer functions.
Hand-outs: Intro to the Macintosh, Working with Selections, Tutorial Lesson 01
Text resources: Chapter 1: The Basics, Chapter 3: Startup; Chapter 5: Select; Chapter 7: Compositing; Chapter 5: Layer Basics