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DIGITAL REPRESENTATION

DIGITAL REPRESENTATION

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Code
101841
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 9274 Product and nautical design (L-4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/17
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Product and nautical design)
semester
1° Semester
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This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is divided into theoretical lessons to present students with the basic principles of the representation of digital images, through the use of the main processing software. The course includes computer laboratory activities following theoretical lessons with particular attention to the cognitive approach of digital tools for the processing and graphic production of digital images and illustrations through photo editing, photomontage, animation, cinemagraph.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

TThe course contents focus on the construction and manipulation of digital bitmap and vector images using the main tools of computer graphics such as Photoshop for bitmap images, Illustrator for vector illustrations and Indesign for the layout of books, magazines, brochures, posters.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to bring students closer to the world of visual communication through an overview of the basic tools for the communication of ideas and projects capable of interacting with the world of graphics and able to provide the tools and methods necessary to organize, memorize, elaborate vector images and bitmaps. The training objectives concern the acquisition of knowledge for adequate and functional visual and graphic communication, through the creation, processing and layout and development of graphic projects from their conception to the digital processing of correct communication of the idea as a result of learning.

Teaching methods

The course is divided into theoretical lessons and computer lab assisted exercises, aimed at verifying and completing the operational and methodological contents introduced in the lessons with particular reference to the topics ranging from photo editing and photomontage of bitmap images, to the elaboration of vector illustrations and logos to the editorial typography of books, brochures, magazines, posters, up to the animation of the images.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course topics covered in the lectures aim to convey in a clear, simple and applied way the fundamental properties of the main software dedicated to bitmap, vector graphics and the layout of books, brochures, posters, such as:

PHOTOSHOP

User interface, bitmap and vector graphics, pixel size, image resolution and resampling, save methods, selections, clone and patch tool, brushes, text, clipping The nib, layers, layer masks, non destructive changes, correction and change color, photomontage and graphic compositions, blending methods, layer styles, advanced objects, image adjustment, adjustment levels, tonal values, hue and saturation, brightness and contrast, exposure, color balance, curves, text, formatting and processing, effects, filters, advanced contours, animation, cinemagraph.

ILLUSTRATOR

Vector illustrations, UI, workspace, sensitive guides, rulers, selection, grouping, separation, stroke and fill, the nib tool, brush tool, curvature tool, complex shape processing, transformation tools, path processing, scissor tool and cutter, layers, image tracing, dynamic painting, colors, graphic styles, gradient fills, transparencies, blending tool, text, creation of vector objects, symbols

INDESIGN

User interface, workspace, new document, tool palette, rulers, coordinates, shape creation, selection tools, layers, pages, master pages, numbering, text, text formatting, linked text cages, styles, styles of paragraph, alignment and arrangement of elements, color, stroke and fill, nib and paths for complex shapes, text import, image import, image transformation and adaptation, links

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Adobe Photoshop User Guide (included in the software) or similar

Adobe Illustrator User Guide (included in the software) or similar

Adobe Indesign User Guide (included in the software) or similar

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: It is received on the same days of the course lessons (before and after the lesson) by appointment via email at the following address: ruggero.torti@unige.it

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course is divided into theoretical lessons and computer lab assisted exercises, aimed at verifying and completing the operational and methodological contents introduced in the lessons with particular reference to the topics ranging from photo editing and photomontage of bitmap images, to the elaboration of vector illustrations and logos to the editorial typography of books, brochures, magazines, posters, up to the animation of the images.

LESSONS START

first semester

EXAMS

Exam description

The final exam consists of a practical test to be carried out in the presence of the teacher necessary to verify the student's preparation on the basic use of the main software for graphics.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of three exercises to be carried out in the presence of the teacher through the use of the software learned during the course and the delivery of all the exercises assigned during the lessons.