ART226 :  Adobe Photoshop: Digital Art

This visual arts course introduces the art student to the use of Macintosh computers and an image-editing program as a means to digitally manipulate photographs as well as create original images. Students learn how to work with a variety of peripheral hardware, evaluate appropriate free stock images and generate original art works. Emphasis is placed on use of the Macintosh computer as a fine art-making tool. Paint and drawing tools, filters, color mixing, selection methods, working with layers, and decisions about resolution are explored. Through assigned projects, students learn how to alter, improve, create and manage bitmap images. Conceptual as well as technical issues are covered.
Prerequisite: RD090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.
Credit Hours: 4
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