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 6 & 7 - Image and Text
Project: Students will explore the typographic capabilities of Photoshop by creating a composition that will focus on the marriage of image and text. In addition to the image editing capabilities explored in the first project, students will also be introduced to the text and text selection tools, as well as techniques for creating interesting typographic treatment. Sources for the text may come from quotes, song lyrics, or may be purely creative.
Text resources: Chapter 19: Type; Chapter 14: Gradients