CS05 Graphic Designing

Teaching Hours: 60 [30 hours Theory + 30 hours LAB]

Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 User environments

Unit 1:Basic Concepts

Basic Concepts of Designing , Design principles , Basics of design elements , Typography , Color theory , Introduction to Graphics ,Introduction to Photoshop, Bitmap and Vector Images , Understanding Image Size and Resolution

(6 hours)

Unit 2: Introduction to Photoshop

Introduction to Tools , Environment , layout of Photoshop , Design layout setup , color, resolution setting, using basic marquee, selection tools Usage of lasso tools , Using brushes , using and filling colors, layers Using text tool , free transform tool. Exercise: Designing Greeting card / Advertisement

(6 hours)

Unit 3: Image size, Selection, Grid and Guides

Modifying Image Size, Resolution, Marquee, Lasso, Magic Wand, Selection Tools, Selecting, Saving, Crop tool, Coping Selection And Image, Grid and Guide Options.

Masks, Channel, Painting and editing

Working with quick masks ,Painting ( Brush,  and its effects ), Blending Modes, Color palettes, Editing( Background , Color, Touchup , Cleanup), Gradient tools , layer blending modes, all types of text tools , shape tools  Exercise : Designing Magazine cover , Poster , Brochure

(6 hours)

Unit 4: Layers

The layer Palette, Changing and controlling layer order, Editing layers, Adjustment layers, Layer Effects Filters , Actions , Automation ,Extract , Filter Gallery , Liquefy , Pattern making , Vanishing point , Built in Bitmap Filters , 3rd party Plug-ins, Using predefined Actions, Creating and Recording Actions. Using built in automation. Learning Filter effects , managing the files with layers and layer effects , plugins Manipulation tools , Image control options , HUE , Levels , brightness control Using images , modifying , changing color Exercise : Converting black and white photo to color , designing a photo album

(6 hours)

Unit 5: Animation & Panoramic Picture creation

Creating product Packaging designs , CD cover , Book and magazine front cover , Envelope , Visiting card , Color correction and color channel management , Design automation theory and Practical’s  Samples and demos , guidelines for freelance work , website links , resource sharing

Preparing Image For Print and Web

Calculating Image size and Resolution, Changing Image Dimensions, Layout Preview,   Color Separation, Optimizing Images for Web, File Formats. Creating WebPages, web photo galleries

(6 hours)

Text Book:

    Adobe Photoshop – Classroom in a Book, Adobe system incorporation, Adobe Press, 2010,

Reference Books:

1)      Mike Wooldridge , Teach Yourself Visually Adobe Photoshop CS 5, Wiley Publishing , 2010

2)      Lesa Snider , Photoshop the missing Manual ,  O’Reilly Media , Inc, 2010

Lab Programs:-

Exercise 1: Design a Business card and Letter head for a given company

Exercise 2: Design a Poster for an event

Exercise 3: Design a Brochure for a new product

Exercise 4: Design a CD Label / cover for Music company

Exercise 5: Create a Packaging product for a given product

Exercise 6: Design a web page for Restaurant

Exercise 7: Create a Photo album

Exercise 8: convert Black and white photo to color

Open Electives