Advanced Illustration Methods
Indian River State College
Instructor: Walt Hines
Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites, Matt Kloskowski - ISBN-10: 0321808231
This course examines the creative process in developing unique digital illustrations. Whether you use Photoshop or Illustrator as your primary illustration software, we will challenge you to develop illustrations and visual techniques to compete in today's communications environment.
Your commitment to an effective portfolio depends on your ability to create strong professional images that are visually striking and sensitively created. Book illustrations, artwork for publication, information design graphics, renderings in exhibitions, visual timelines, photo retouching and photographic manipulation for enhanced reﬁnement will be part of your repertoire as a digital artist. We will explore these techniques and determine the best type of direction to produce effective work for your portfolio.
Program Learning Outcome
Develop complex graphic presentations
Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes
Assessment of a numerical grade (0-100) will be recorded based on the final project
1.To develop a sense of color in creating digital illustrations.
2. To understand ﬁle formats, ﬁlters and advanced techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator.
3. To review the techniques of creative professionals in the creation of digital illustrations.
4. To practice rendering techniques in Adobe Illustrator with Live Trace.
5. To practice techniques with a ﬂatbed scanner and 3D scanner in rendering finish artwork.
6. To learn about professional practice in working with clients and illustrators.
7. To understand how to prepare ﬁnished digital illustrations for production in today’s online printing marketplace.
8. To review the work of important Illustrators since the turn of the century.
9. To review techniques of information design graphics in presenting data and visual art & design.
10. To understand the latest visual presentation techniques of portfolio projects.
11. To communicate with clarity and precision.
12. To make use of technology to organize, acquire and convey information.
t is imperative that you attend every class session to be able to receive the most benefit for this course. An absence is excused if you provide evidence that you had to miss class for reasons beyond your control. If you miss more that five classes you will receive a grade of “F” for the course. There is a standard attendance policy now for the Digital Media and Graphic Design Technology programs. Constant lateness and leaving class early without an excuse will drastically reduce your grade or result in failure for the class. It would be wise to inform me by e-mail about why you are missing - it’s your responsible to keep your instructor aware of any problems attending and why! It is also your responsibility to keep up with assignments.
Grades will be determined by
• Execution of criteria within the specific project
• Creativity, composition, color and continuity
• Design process and execution
• Working attitude
• Completed professional projects
Failure to complete the projects will result in a incomplete or failing grade at the end of the term.
Office hours are arranged by appointment in V428, Kight Center.
The instructor can be reached by telephone at 772 462-7918
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A wide variety of instructional methods are used to provide students with meaningful learning experiences. These include:
• Classroom lectures & discussions
• Projects & assignments
• Design projects with professional clients
• PowerPoint presentations
• Software and equipment demonstrations
• Individual instruction
Online at walthinesdesign.com and Blackboard
Indian River State College is not responsible for your data storage – you are responsible for all of your projects, files and images, typefaces and class material.
Student Standards of Conduct
Indian River State College is dedicated to the advancement
of knowledge and learning, and to the development of responsible personal and social conduct. By enrolling at IRSC, a student assumes
the responsibility for knowing and abiding by the rules of appropriate behavior as articulated in the Student Standards of Conduct. The primary responsibility for managing the classroom environment rests with
Faculty may direct students who engage in inappropriate behavior that results in disruption of a class to leave the class. Such students may be subject to other disciplinary action, which may include a warning, withdrawal from class, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the college. Please read the Student Standards of Conduct in the current IRSC Student Handbook.