Graphic & Interactive Design - Advanced Digital Design

Course Code
GID 430  Credits
Title Advanced Digital Design 
Prerequisite GID 330 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is an in-depth exploration of three of the most widely used programs in the graphics industry today: Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. By mastering these powerful programs, a designer will have the ability to create images and graphics and layout designs that are not only exceptional in color and quality, but also contain many special enhancements that will create the illusion of reality, enhance visual communication, and produce professional level designs. Students will learn advanced layout design techniques in Adobe InDesign by creating multi-page/panel projects that use both production and aesthetic components. Advanced aesthetic and technical skills will be learned and ultilized in the creation of vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator. Students will begin learning advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop to create new raster graphics, create composites, and manipulate and enhance images. Since Adobe Photoshop is such a powerful program that has many different functions, it is not possible to address all the advanced techniques in this course (but will be continued in the Digital Design Studio class). Mobile-to-desktop workflow will be incorporated in various projects. Augmented Reality (AR) concepts and projects will be incorporated (which will include the use of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to create graphics and layouts and the Adobe Aero software to create the AR experience). New concepts to be introduced are the workflow involved in combining Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop files together into one seamless design for production, 3D creation and use in Photoshop and Illustrator, and InDesign interactivity (including creation of interactive single and multiple page designs with animation, interactive presentations, liquid layouts, etc).