ICS 203: Digital Image Editing


ICS 203: Digital Image Editing (3 credits)

Course Description

Introduces the terminology, tools, features and techniques of industry-standard digital image editing, photo retouching, and color correction of images. Topics include navigating user interfaces, compositing multiple images into a layered digital file, precision masking and edge control of selections, digital painting and image repair, professional color manipulation techniques, high-volume automation uses and procedures, visual filters and special effects, perspective and 2-dimensional representations of 3-dimensional space and lighting, optimizing and slicing images for websites, preparing images for video broadcast and print reproduction, animation fundamentals and output. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: Intermediate Computing Skills which include the following: File management File compression Upload/download files Internet search skills Troubleshooting skills

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the merits of digital photography in the continuum of photographic concepts and practices.
  • Implement skills for: digital image capture and manipulation with input devices; integration of digital image processing in the creation of multimedia artworks; and preparation of digital images for a variety of output formats.
  • Apply the visual elements of line, shape, value, color, texture, space, time and motion as well as the design principles of balance, rhythm, emphasis, contrast, variation and unity in the creation of digital art works.
  • Use problem-solving strategies to complete the creative process from concept development through revisions to final output.

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