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Trade & Industrial Education
TI01702
Advanced Digital File Preparation
131.00
This course is designed to provide opportunities for various applications of the basic skills students acquired in Digital File Preparation. Students will demonstrate current techniques for creating and preparing digital files. They will follow instructions to create, produce, modify or output files according to customer-supplied, and/or industry standard criteria.
Cheryl Cooksey 580-242-2750 ext. 152
Approval of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Page Layout Software
Exploring the Page Layout Software Workspace
• Explore the page layout software workspace
• Change document views
• Navigate through a document
• Use page layout software help
Working with Text
• Format text
• Format paragraphs
• Create and apply styles
• Edit text
Setting up a Document
• Create a new document
• Create master pages
• Apply master pages to document
• Place text and thread text
• Modify master pages and document pages
• Create new sections and wrap text
Working with Frames
• Align and distribute objects on a page
• Stack and layer objects
• Work with graphics frames
• Work with text frames
Working with Color
• Work with process colors
• Apply color
• Work with spot colors
• Work with gradients
Image Editing Software
Getting Started with Image Editing Software
• Start image editing software
• Learn how to open and save an image
• Use organizational and management features
• Examine the image editing software window
• Use the Layers and History panels
• Learn about image editing software by using help
• View and print an image
• Close a file and exit image editing software
Working with Layers
• Examine and convert layers
• Add and delete layers
• Add a selection from one image to another
• Organize layers with layer groups and colors
Making Selections
• Make a selection using shapes
• Modify a marquee
• Select using color and modify a selection
• Add a vignette effect to a selection
Incorporating Color Techniques
• Work with color to transform an image
• Use the color picker and swatches panel
• Place a border around an image
• Blend colors using the gradient tool
• Add color to a grayscale image
• Use filters, opacity, and blending modes
• Match colors
Placing Type in an Image
• Learn about type and how it is created
• Change spacing and adjust baseline shift
• Use the drop shadow style
• Apply anti-aliasing to type
• Modify type with the bevel and emboss style
• Apply special effects to type using filters
• Create text on a path
Illustration Software
Getting Started with Illustration Software
• Create a new document
• Explore the illustration software window
• Create basic shapes
• Apply fill and stroke colors to objects
• Select, move, and align objects
• Transform objects
• Make direct selections
Creating Text and Gradients
• Create and format text
• Flow text into an object
• Position text on a path
• Create colors and gradients
• Apply colors and gradients to text
• Adjust a gradient and create a drop shadow
Drawing and Composing an Illustration Software
• Draw straight lines
• Draw curved lines
• Draw elements of an illustration
• Apply attributes to objects
• Assemble an illustration
• Stroke objects for artistic effect
• Use live trace and the live paint bucket tool
Transforming and Distorting Objects
• Transform objects
• Offset and outline paths
• Create compound paths
• Work with the Pathfinder panel
• Create clipping masks
Working with Layers
• Create and modify layers
• Manipulate Layered artwork
• Work with layered artwork
• Create a clipping set
Integrating Illustration Software, Image Editing Software, and Page Layout Software
• Copy and paste from illustration software in image editing software
• Import layers from illustration software
• Create a chisel hard emboss layer style
• Create a stamp visible layer
• Create a smooth emboss layer style
• Create and apply a gradient overlay to a layer style
• Create a pillow emboss layer style
• Copy layer styles between layers
• Create a chrome effect without using layer styles
• Duplicate a chrome effect without using layer styles
• Create an page layout software output file
Completing Projects
• Complete assigned project builders and design projects
• Create a portfolio to store original work

CONTENT:
The Design Collection Revealed (Delmar)
InDesign
1. Exploring the InDesign Workspace
2. Working with Text
3. Setting up a Document
4. Working with Frames
5. Working with Color
Photoshop
1. Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS4
2. Working with Layers
3. Making Selections
4. Incorporating Color Techniques
5. Placing Type in an Image
Illustrator
1. Getting Started with Illustrator
2. Creating Text and Gradients
3. Drawing and Composing an Illustrator
4. Transforming and Distorting Objects
5. Working with Layers
Integration
1. Integrating Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
- Data Files
- Glossary

(NOTE: At the end of each unit of instruction are materials for additional practice and reinforcement
Skills Review - contains hands-on practice exercises that mirror the lesson material
• (2) Project Builders - apply the skills learned in the unit
• Design Project - apply the skills learned in the unit
• Portfolio Projects - encourages students to use their creativity to create a website of their own design)

Adobe Certified Expert Program
• What is the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) program?
• What is an ACE?
• ACE study materials
For the purpose of evaluation, points will be earned in the following areas; weighted by percentages shown:
A. Daily Grade 40%
B. Assignments 40%
C. Tests 10%
D. Final Test 10%




Grading scale to be used:
90-100% = A
80- 89% = B
70- 79% = C
60- 69% = D
Below 69% = F
No Grade = NG
Incomplete = I
Withdraw = W

Students will be kept informed of their grades. Any student should inquire of the course instructor if they do not understand or agree with points given.

Daily grading method: The purpose of the daily grade is to determine and develop a student's attitude toward the "world of work". A dependable employee would be expected to be at work, on time, everyday and to perform daily tasks to the best of their ability. If a student is tardy they will be able to earn no higher than 80% of their possible grade. If a student is absent they will receive a zero for the day they are absent. Because this is a daily grade a student must be present to perform the tasks for that day. Daily grades cannot be made up.

Each daily grade is worth 20 points which is broken down into the following scale:
• Attitude (20%),
• Time on Task (20%),
• Quality of Work (30%),
• Speed (10%).
• Attendance (20%)

Assignments: Written and performance assignments will be given weekly. These assignments will give students the opportunity to practice the skills without the pressure of a test. If a student is absent, they must notify the instructor when they would like to make up the assignment. All assignments must be completed within one week of absence.

Tests: Written tests will be given over every major area. Tests will be given weekly. Tests can be made up within one week from day of absence.

Each student will participate in a pre-test and a post-test to measure competency gains.
All courses will be crosswalked with:
• Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education’s Graphic Communications Skills Standards, Stillwater, OK, 2006
Graphic Communications: Digital Prepress Technician (OD44101)
Graphic Communications: Offset Press Operator (OD44103)
Graphic Communications: Bindery Operator (OD44104)

• Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education’s Advertising Design Skills Standards, Stillwater, OK, 2006
Advertising Design: Copy Center Technician (OD44111)
Advertising Design: Graphic Designer (OD44112)
Advertising Design: Illustrator (OD44113)
Advertising Design: Production Artist (OD44114)

• PrintED competencies
(NOTE: PrintED is a national accreditation and certification program for graphic communications courses of study at the secondary and post-secondary levels.)

PrintED competencies vs. objectives taught by MAVCC Publications:
Orientation to Graphic Communications
Press Operations, Binding and Finishing
Digital File Preparation and Output
Advertising and Design
All courses will be crosswalked with:
• Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education’s Graphic Communications Skills Standards, Stillwater, OK, 2006
Graphic Communications: Digital Prepress Technician (OD44101)
Graphic Communications: Offset Press Operator (OD44103)
Graphic Communications: Bindery Operator (OD44104)

• Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education’s Advertising Design Skills Standards, Stillwater, OK, 2006
Advertising Design: Copy Center Technician (OD44111)
Advertising Design: Graphic Designer (OD44112)
Advertising Design: Illustrator (OD44113)
Advertising Design: Production Artist (OD44114)

• PrintED competencies
(NOTE: PrintED is a national accreditation and certification program for graphic communications courses of study at the secondary and post-secondary levels.)

PrintED competencies vs. objectives taught by MAVCC Publications:
Orientation to Graphic Communications
Press Operations, Binding and Finishing
Digital File Preparation and Output
Advertising and Design
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Printing Technology Graphic Design Technician