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


Weeks 10-11 - Introduction to Type:Spatial Concepts & Organizational Systems
Students will continue to familiarize themselves with the tools of Illustrator. Text will be introduced as a design element and further exploration of path options will be discussed. Basic principles of positive and negative space, as well as general composition will also be examined.
Project: Alphabet Soup - Students will focus on the typographic capabilities of Illustrator CS to create a composition made only of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Multiple type faces, outlined text variations, path and area type are all available for use, but no color is permitted (composition may contain varieties of gray including gradients). Emphasis will be on organizing complex elements through use of selection tools, arrangement commands, layers and other organizational systems.
Text resources: Chapter 12: Create Type; Chapter 13: Style and Edit Type