Overview

Schedule

Resources

Digital Imaging Process and Technique II
MULTM-111-1344

Spring Semester 2003

Location: BFL-207

Online Syllabus:  http://www.basearts.com/digImaging.htm

Course Syllabus

Class Schedule: Lecture/Lab Wednesday - 10:00-12:50 PM
Instructor:  John Sappington - john@basearts.com -  415.577.0807

The instructor will be available to assist MULTM 120 students in the lab (BFL-207) by appointment. 

DESCRIPTION:

This is a course that builds on the introductory concepts of digital imaging. Students will engage in production of digital images suitable for printing and multimedia applications. Emphasis is on composition, practical color theory, and advanced software topics such as the use of masks, paths, and further exploration of layers.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Weinmann, Elaine and Peter Lourekas. Photoshop for Windows & Macintosh; A Visual Quickstart Guide. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press, 1999.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES:

Students are required to obtain backup media to store class example files and work in progress.

Optional media types are:

- 250MB Zip disks

- CD ROM, Write-once or Re Writable: Approx. capacity 700+MB 

- DVD ROM, Write-once or Re Writable: Approx. capacity 2-4 GB.

Students are also required to have an e-mail account.  This can be accessed through the lab and may be a free account like those available from Hotmail, Yahoo, Freemail, Excite, etc.  The instructor will assist students in obtaining an e-mail account if necessary only on the first day of class.  Students will be expected to check this e-mail account at least once a week.  General class announcements will be reported via e-mail.

EVALUATION:

50% of student grades will be based on class participation.  Students must attend class in order to effectively participate.

30% of student grades will be based on the completion of assigned exercises.  These exercises will not be graded for skill or content, but will be checked only for completion.  Incomplete assignments will be considered undone. 

20% of student grades will be determined by averaging grades on five evaluative class assignments and one final project.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:

Students are expected to attend all of every class meeting unless they have received prior permission from the instructor. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class meeting. Anyone absent when attendance is taken will be assumed absent from the class.   If you are late to class it is your responsibility to make sure your attendance is acknowledged by talking to the instructor. 

If a student misses two weeks of class without being excused, it can be assumed that the student is intending to drop the class.  Because this class meets only once a week that means two absences will be grounds for the instructor to drop you from the class. 

If you are intending to drop the class, it is your responsibility to drop the class.  You should not assume that the instructor will automatically drop you because of absences.  If you stop attending classes and you do not drop the class, and the instructor has not dropped you from the class; the instructor may be required to give you a grade of F for the class.

Digital Imaging Process and Technique I
MULTM-111-1344

Course Schedule
(subject to change)

Session I

Week 1
01.15

Introduction Course Syllabus and Objectives
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

 

Week 2
01.22

Menus, Tools and Palettes.
Basics of image processing and manipulation.
Reading: Chapters 1, 5, 8, 11 (pgs.187-191) 13, 16.

Assignment:
Raster and Vector Shapes - working with stroke/line and fill.

Example:
RasterVectorShapes


Week 3
01.29 Text layers and effects - continuing work with layers.
Reading: Chapters 2 (pgs27 -31), 6 (pgs. 119-122), 7, 17

Assignment:
Type and Line

Example:
Type n Line


Week 4
02.5

Review: Type n Line
Image Capture, Blending, Clean-up - scanning, importing.

Reading: Chapters 3, 6, 9, 11, 12

Assignment:

3 Scanned Images (photographs, objects)


Week 5
02.12

Working with image complexities - channels, layers and masks.

Reading:
Chapters 14, 15, 16

Assignment:

3 Composite Screens - 640x480
(integrating text, raster or vector fill shapes and scans/images)


Week 6
02.19

Masks, Selections, and Adjustments continued:
Clipping Groups (pg 271, chpt. 14) w/ type chpt 17, pg.325
Pixel based, vector based, layer masks and Alpha Channels

Assignment: Create one screen 640x480 utilizing either vector or pixel based layer mask.


Week 7
02.26

Working with Image Ready - Interactive, Web, Print

Automation, Actions, Batch Processing

Reading: Chapter 20

 

Assignment: Create an web gallery of class projects utilizing Photoshop's automation functions.

 


Week 8
03.5

Working with Color - Output to Print ?

Reading: Chapter 2 and Chapter 22

 

Week 9
03.12 Final

Assignment:

Utilizing all graphic files provided in 4Final - /JohnSappington/materials - create a single gif or jpeg screen for submission.
(760 x 410 - 72 Dpi)


Session II

Week 1
03.19  

Assignment:


Week 2
03.26    

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Week 9
  Final  

Digital Imaging Process and Technique I
MULTM-110-1342

Resources

Technical / Supporting

 

Printers - Materials - Supplies

PS Print
http://www.psprint.com/

Preparing files for print - Pagemaker, Illustrator
http://www.psprint.com/helpcenter/preparingyourfiles/digitalcheck_pm.asp

Digital Art Supplies
http://www.digitalartsupplies.com

 

Artists / Designers Resources

 

 

NET ART Groups/Institutions/Artists

Arts Listings
http://www.diverseworks.org/home.html
http://www.rhizome.org
http://www.theredproject.com


The Calls and Opps List
http://www.artswire.org/Artswire/www/awfront.html
http://bbs.thing.net/login.thing
http://adaweb.com/home.shtml
http://adaweb.walkerart.org/context/events/moma/technology.html
http://www.artnetweb.com/
http://www.artnetweb.com/projects/projects.html


Artists

http://www.turbulence.org
http://rhizome.org/fresh/artists_A-Z.rhiz

http://www.artnetweb.com/projects/projects.html

John Maeda
http://www.maedastudio.com/
http://dbn.media.mit.edu/
http://www.maedastudio.com/indexold.html
http://acg.media.mit.edu/people/maeda/

Richard Rinehart
www.coyoteyip.com

Julia Scher
http://adaweb.walkerart.org/project/secure/sec1.html

Dirk Paessman and Joan ?_
http://www.jodi.org/
http://404.jodi.org/index.html

Jeffery Shaw
http://www.jeffrey-shaw.net/html_main/frameset-explore.php3

Victoria Vesna
http://www.bodiesinc.ucla.edu/

George Legrady
http://www.georgelegrady.com/
http://www.pocketsfullofmemories.com/

Lisa Jevbratt
http://cadre.sjsu.edu/jevbratt/

Tina LaPorta
http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/i/ga2750/tina/portal.html

Ken Goldberg
http://teleactor.berkeley.edu/
http://ouija.berkeley.edu/
http://queue.ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg/garden/Ars/
http://www.ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg/

Collaborative Groups

C5
http://www.c5corp.com/

Group Z
http://adaweb.walkerart.org/~GroupZ/

http://art.teleportacia.org/

Brick and Mortar

Visual Studies Workshop
http://www.vsw.org
http://www.afterimageonline.org/

New Langton Arts: NetWork
http://www.newlangtonarts.org

Zentrum fr Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
http://www.zkm.de/

Pompidou Center
http://www.centrepompidou.fr/Pompidou/Home.nsf/docs/fhome
http://www.newmedia-arts.org/cgi-bin/sommaire-dev.asp?LG=GBR&FILE=encyclo

Walker Art Center
http://gallery9.walkerart.org/
http://adaweb.walkerart.org/usage/reach/

Whitney Museum of American Art
http://www.whitney.org/artport/
http://www.whitney.org/exhibition/biennial.shtml

Dia Center
http://www.diacenter.org/rooftop/webproj/index.html

Eyebeam
http://www.eyebeam.org/

Franklin Furnace
http://www.franklinfurnace.org/

GroundZero
http://www.groundzero.org/zeroone.html

TAM
http://www.alternativemuseum.org/home_nodon.html

ArtNet
http://www.artnet.com/index.asp?N=1

C3: Center for Culture & Communication
http://www.c3.hu/

SFMOMA
http://www.sfmoma.org/espace/espace_overview.html

TATE
http://www.tate.org.uk/netart/default.htm

Austin Museum of Digital Art
http://www.amoda.org/about/digitalart.php

Net Art Topics

Historical Links
Hypertext
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/historical

Internet
http://www.zakon.org/robert/internet/timeline/
http://www.forthnet.gr/forthnet/isoc/short.history.of.internet
http://www.pbs.org/internet/timeline/timeline-txt.html

http://www.elsop.com/wrc/h_web.htm

New Media/Internet Theorist/Historical Figures

Computational Design

http://proce55ing.media.mit.edu/
http://www.media.mit.edu/

Marshal Mcluhan
http://www.mcluhaninstitute.org/

Marvin Minsky
http://web.media.mit.edu/~minsky/

Ted Nelson
http://www.iath.virginia.edu/elab/hfl0155.html
http://xanadu.com/
http://ted.hyperland.com/

Timothy Druckrey
http://users.rcn.com/druckrey/
http://users.rcn.com/druckrey/texts.html

Global Ideas Bank
http://www.globalideasbank.org/

Intellectual Property (Copyright)

Illegal Art
http://www.illegal-art.org/print/index.html

Copyright Website
http://www.benedict.com/fair.htm
http://www.benedict.com/digital/webIssues/webDesign.asp
http://www.benedict.com/info/fairUse/fairUse.asp

United States Patent Office - Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/doc/ipnii/index.html

Electronic Frontier Foundation
http://www.eff.org

Stanford University Copyright and Fair Use
http://fairuse.stanford.edu/

Fair Use and Multimedia
http://fairuse.stanford.edu/multimed/

Intellectual Property Law Primer
http://www.timestream.com/stuff/neatstuff/mmlaw.html