Unit 1: Understanding digital photography
Digital photography is fast, fun, and easy. With just a few clicks of the mouse you can download, organize, edit, and share all of your digital photos. In this unit, students take photos and gather images from various sources, identifying elements of visual design that reflect good composition. Students also learn about scanned images, Camera RAW, video stills, key digital image terminology, design principles, and copyright and fair use.
Unit 2: Editing images and graphics
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 and Illustrator. They will learn about the purpose of layers, how to organize and customize a workspace, how to manage color, how to edit images, and how to create and edit graphics from images in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Unit 3: Advanced image editing techniques
Adobe Photoshop has many advanced image manipulation features, including the ability to manipulate color, use filters, change or create an image’s perspective, and warping images that enable user to create powerful images. Use this unit to introduce your students to some advanced imaged editing techniques to help them design creative, unusual, and stunning images.
Unit 4: Publishing images and graphics
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.