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Digital Tools for the Design Profession
 

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Harry St.Ours, Professor, Communication Arts Technologies Courses Each week, Prof. St.Ours takes students on an exploration of those exciting communication design tools used by graphic designers today. Taught in our state-of-the-art Macintosh labs on our Rockville campus, this course is the place to start for those interested in digital design today. Visit the class web site for assignments at: profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110. Music courtesy of Gavin at: thegavinshow.com.

 

Digital Tools for the Design Profession 14
Our fourteenth week, Portfolio Presentation, was devoted to the completion of the final portfolio consisting of all of the semester's work, completed, corrected and up to date. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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05-12-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 13
Our thirteenth week, Presentation Design, included an overview of Microsoft's PowerPoint sildeshow presentation software. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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05-05-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 12
Our twelfth week, Page Design, included an overview of Adobe's premiere publication design software. InDesign. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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04-28-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 11
Our eleventh week, Photoshop Type, included an overview of the most popular and useful bitmap type tools in Photoshop, including a look at making the most of the Type Mask tool. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin and his band The Making.
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04-21-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 10
Our tenth week, Illustrator Type, included a brief history of typographic design and a look at the most popular and useful type tools and design techniques in Illustrator. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Three Track Mind. Find their album on iTunes.
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04-14-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 9
Our ninth week, Points and Paths, included a lesson on using the Pen tool, along with the importance of the selection tools, points, paths and control handles. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin at thefearlesslovers.com
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04-07-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 8
Our eighth week, Shapes and Colors, began our exploration of Adobe Illustrator, and included a lesson on using the shape tools and color palettes. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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03-31-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 7
Our seventh week, Image Compositing using Photoshop, included an in-depth look at advanced selection tools, as well as a discussion of the ethics of "Photoshopping" images. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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03-24-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 6
Our sixth week, Image Colorization, included an overview of image color modes and file formats, as well as colorization techniques including the brush tool's color painting mode, and the color balance and hue/saturation adjustments. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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03-10-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 5
Our fifth week, Image Correction, included a look at repairing old photographs with a variety of exciting photo editing tools and filters. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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03-03-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 4
Our fourth week, Image Acquisition, included digital cameras, free and legal hi-quality internet stock photography and photo scanning. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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02-24-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 3
Our third week, Raster Design, was an introduction to the basic selection, paint and type tools in Photoshop. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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02-17-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 2
Our second week, Understanding Bitmapping, was an overview of the basic tools in everyone's favorite paint program, Photoshop. The first assignment was introduced and due dates given. Visit the class web site at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110 to review the lesson and to see the assignment. Music by Gavin.
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02-10-2009

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Digital Tools for the Design Profession 1
Our first week was devoted to an introduction of the course, a review of the syllabus and College regulations, and a special preview into the Macintosh operating system. We explored the nature of line in visual communication, and took a special look at a brief history of computers in the arts. Visit the class web site for the assignment at profsaint.com/livingtextbook/gd110. Music by Gavin.
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02-03-2009

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