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MDIA 2012 - Digital Darkroom

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Digital Darkroom explores the fundamentals of working with digital images acquired from capture, with a focus on the image optimization process within Adobe Photoshop CC. This course will demonstrate how to produce a high quality image that can be reproduced for multiple purposes. Topics include colour theory as it relates to digital images, processing camera RAW files, non-destructive workflow within Photoshop CC, making selections, and working with layer masks. Course delivery is a lecture/lab format with in-class exercises providing hands-on experience.

Prerequisite(s)

MDIA 1180

Credits

1.5

Cost

$490.58 - $499.15 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 77221

Wed Jan 08 - Wed Feb 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Feb 12 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE14 Rm. 120

Instructor

Mark Whitehead

Course Outline

Cost

$499.15

1 seat remaining as of Nov 20, 2019 12:21 pm (PST). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 87665

Thu Jan 09 - Thu Feb 13 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Feb 13 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$490.58

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Process camera RAW files with Photoshop CC’s RAW processing interface.
  • Process .jpg files in Photoshop CC using a non-destructive workflow.
  • Work with the appropriate file format depending on its content and usage.
  • Maximize the tonal range and correct a colour cast in a digital image.
  • Create detailed selections using the pen tool and refine edge tool.
  • Work with layers; Layer Blending modes and Layer Styles.
  • Apply non-destructive processing with layer masks and adjustment layers.
  • Perform non-destructive image retouching in Photoshop CC.
  • Composite multiple images together in Photoshop CC.
  • Apply colour theory as it relates to digital images and working with colour modes.
  • Crop, rotate, and resize images to meet specific requirements.
  • Export files from Photoshop CC for web use and print production.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

MDIA 2012 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Graphic Design
    Full-time/Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate

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