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Introduction to Graphic Design

Syllabus Details
Introduction to Graphic Design is an activity-based syllabus that teaches design principles and image editing and illustration techniques for producing design projects for web, print, and video delivery. Each activity contains a small task within so students are learning and refining their skills as they complete each task. Each activity also contains student guides to use in order to learn the technical skills required to complete each task.
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Syllabus Author
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Syllabus Timing
Total Hour(s)
14
Syllabus Overview
Syllabus Units
4 hours

Unit 1: Understanding graphic design

Designers use design principles to evaluate and inform the consistency and visual hierarchy of their design. Put into action, design and typographic principles, can then be used to make sure designs reach an intended target audience and/or meet the goals of a company or individual. Use this unit to introduce how to use design and typography principles so students can evaluate and inform their designs and how to create design comps to present multiple design ideas as part of the design process. 

Unit Activities

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4 hours

Unit 2: Image editing

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard program for manipulating images and creating bitmap graphics. In this unit students are introduced to the interface, terminology, and basic panels in Photoshop. They will how to work with layers, how to organize and customize the workspace, how to manage color, how to edit images and how to create and edit graphics from images. They will also learn some advanced imaged editing techniques to help them design creative, unusual, and stunning images. 

Unit Activities

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4 hours

Unit 3: Illustration

Adobe Illustrator is superior for creating vector-based graphics from images. Use this unit to introduce your students to the interface, terminology, and basic panels in Illustrator, work with swatches to manage colors in an Illustrator document, understand and work with layers, and save and export files. Students will also learn how to use the drawing, shape, and text tools in Illustrator and Photoshop. 

Unit Activities

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2 hours

Unit 4: Publishing

Different mediums—print, web, and video—require different file formats. This unit teaches students how to generate appropriate image and graphic file formats for these mediums.

Unit Activities

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