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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Communication Design
Communication Design
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This course will examine digital design techniques and concepts that are relevant to all majors. Students will learn the basics of visual communication, typography, and design by utilizing Adobe Photoshop to create a series of projects that will result in the creation of their own basic website. Students will learn how to scan, import, and create artwork and how to correct and adjust image tone and color. Students will also use Photoshop's many selection and editing tools and will be introduced to layers, channels, color palettes, and scripted actions. By going through lessons ranging from image retouching to title banner and button creation and simple time-based animation, students will assemble and produce a simple website which will showcase a portfolio of their own work. In addition to the projects above, students will be introduced to the theories and practices of visual communications and graphic design through a series of lectures and demonstrations. Other Adobe CS software such as InDesign will be touched on as well.

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