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Advanced Graphic Design
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This course will teach students how design is used in modern communication. We will study various areas of design, including product, corporate,logo, t-shirt, poster, and a variety of other design-related projects. Students will learn design rules, design trends, and how to critique good and bad design. This class will show students what the design industry is like and how a career in the design field might suit them.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
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Mountain Heights Academy
Blender 3D: Noob to Pro
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Blender 3D: Noob to Pro is a product of shared effort by numerous team members and anonymous editors. Its purpose is to teach people how to create three-dimensional computer graphics using Blender, a free software application. This book is intended to be used in conjunction with other on-line resources that complement it.

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Computer Science
Graphic Design
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Textbook
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Wikibooks
Communicating in Cyberspace, Fall 2003
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Subject covers the analysis, design, implementation, and testing of various forms of digital communication based on group collaboration. Students are encouraged to think about the Web and other new digital interactive media not just in terms of technology but also broader issues such as language (verbal and visual), design, information architecture, communication and community. Students work in small groups on a semester-long project of their choice. Various written and oral presentations document project development.

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Computer Science
Graphic Design
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Barrett, Edward
Digital Foundations
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This book was written by two artist educators who teach digital art and design studio foundation classes. While teaching classes that take place in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn to use software, but gave little consideration to aesthetics or art and design history. A typical first day question is, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?" This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source software such as Inkscape, Gimp, Firefox, and Processing. We have taken some of the visual principles and exercises from the Bauhaus Basic Course and adapted them into exercises for these applications.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
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Free Software Foundation
Fundamentals of Computational Media Design, Fall 2008
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" This class covers the history of 20th century art and design from the perspective of the technologist. Methods for visual analysis, oral critique, and digital expression are introduced. Class projects this term use the OLPC XO (One Laptop Per Child) laptop, Csound and Python software."

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
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Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bove, V. Michael
Holtzman, Henry
Small, David
Vercoe, Barry
Graphic Arts Technology Model
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** A course in Graphic Arts Technology provides students with an understanding of the processes and systems common to careers in publishing, printing, and other forms of media distribution. Representative topics include graphic design concepts; art and copy preparation; image generation and editing; desktop publishing; on-demand publishing; school yearbook and magazine layout; advertising and promotion; printing technology; binding and finishing; and screen printing.Students will be committed to lifelong learning as they grow individually, participate in groups, think analytically, create artistic products, and contribute to production of a major project. Students will learn illustration design software such as Adobe Illustrator, photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, and page layout software such as Adobe InDesign to create projects that will be printed in traditional and digital formats.

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Arts and Humanities
Graphic Arts
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
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Full Course
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Butte County Office of Education
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CTE Online
Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals
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This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.

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Career and Technical Education
Graphic Design
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Introduction to Visual Design
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In this course, students learn to analyze and produce effective printed documents, such as technical reports, proposals, and software documentation. To guide their learning, students are introduced to the basics of visual communication design and typography through a series of audio-visual explanations that describe and illustrate key concepts and vocabulary, self-assessments that verify the understanding, and hands-on exercises with individualized feedback that provide opportunities to try out what they learned.

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Graphic Design
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Full Course
Provider:
Carnegie Mellon University
Provider Set:
Open Learning Initiative
Learning to Use a Vector Editor - Gravit.io
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This is a unit on learning how to use a vector editing program (gravit.io) used for my online graphic design class. This program is free and runs in the browser so was optimal for my students using chromebooks. Each of the 6 lessons has a written lesson tutorial with images, as well as a screencast video that goes over that lesson. 4 of the 6 lessons have an assignment associated with them. There is an outline for what each lesson goes over listed underneath the links for that lesson. All written tutorials, lessons and assignments are in google docs. Lesson 1 - Basics | Screencast Lesson 1 | Assignment Lesson 1What is Gravit.io?Canvas & ZoomSelecting ObjectsMoving objectsCopy/Paste/Delete/DuplicateSupersize, Rotate, FlipGrouping & UngroupingArranging ObjectsAlign and DistributeSavingLesson 2 - Shapes, Paths, Pen | Screencast Lesson 2 | Assignment Lesson 2Basic ShapesBasic Star-based ShapesAdjusting ObjectsShapes vs. PathPath OperationsPen ToolLesson 3 - More Paths & Type | Screencast Lesson 3 | Assignment Lesson 3 CC BY SA 3.0 Rebecca EricksonDrawing Curves with the PenTypes of NodesThe Freehand Tool & SimplifyFills & BordersThe Type ToolLesson 4 - More on Type | Screencast Lesson 4 | Assignment Lesson 4Working with Type: Text vs. PathsType AlignmentCharacter, Word and Line SpacingPutting Type on PathsLesson 5 - Gradients & Textures | Screencast Lesson 5Using the Gradient ToolFine-tuning Gradient PositionAdding More Points to a GradientWorking with TexturesAdding NoiseLesson 6 - Clipart & Vectorizing Images | Screencast Lesson 6About openclipart.orgImporting Open Clip Art into GravitVectorizing Images

Subject:
Graphic Arts
Graphic Design
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ashley Webb
Problem Solving Under Pressure
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John Santos, STEM teacher at the Images, Science, and Technology Academy (ISTA) pushes students to become college and career ready with 21st century skills. A variety of science, technology, and engineering concepts and tools are utilized in this rigorous program including graphic design, manufacturing, digital design, engineering, applied math, and physics.Some of the 21st century skills addressed include critical thinking, real-world scenarios in which students have Ňone shotÓ to solve a problem that could have a catastrophic impact, reverse engineering, and working as a team.

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Engineering
Graphic Design
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Understanding Color Theory
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Strong communication begins with a basic knowledge of color theory and it's functionality. This content page contains links which will direct you to external web resources, rich with content, that will help you better understand the powerful role of color in visual communication.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Graphic Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Boise State University
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Individual Authors