Computer Desktop Publishing (CDTP)

Courses

CDTP 135   Desktop Photo Manipulation I: Photoshop (1 Hour)

In this career-related short course, students will manipulate digital photographs and images using a variety of basic techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will apply techniques to correct, repair, retouch, create selections, and work with layers on a variety of digital photographs and images, including basic scanning techniques. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

CDTP 140   Desktop Publishing I: InDesign (1 Hour)

In this career-related course, students will create page layout documents using a variety of basic techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will produce text material with complex tabs and indents and style attributes. Upon successful completion of the course, students will also be able to group and distribute multiple elements and demonstrate a basic proficiency with drawing tools, multiple document work, drop caps, text rotation, locking items and threading text blocks. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

CDTP 145   Desktop Illustration I: Illustrator (1 Hour)

In this career-related course, students will create basic computer-generated illustrations using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or Windows PC computer platform. Students will draw simple paths and shapes, create layers, import graphics and add typographic elements in rows and columns with runarounds, baseline shifts and conversion to outlines. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

CDTP 155   Desktop Photo Manipulation II: Photoshop* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: CDTP 135.

In this career-related short course, students will manipulate digital photographs and images using a variety of introductory to intermediate techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will apply techniques to edit masks and channels, process and enhance multiple image file formats, group and apply adjustments to layers, automate common tasks, create composite images, learn and apply intermediate scanning techniques, and apply multiple creative and adjustment filters on a variety of digital photographs and images. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

CDTP 160   Desktop Publishing II: InDesign* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: CDTP 140.

In this career-related course, students will create intermediate-level page layout documents using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will learn how to work with type styles, threads, columns, special characters, hanging indents, vertical spacing and tables as well as exploring PDF files. Students will also be able to master several aspects of working with graphic images: placing images, linking, clipping paths, libraries, grids, Bezier drawing, compound paths and reflections. Finally, students will work with advanced framing techniques to nest frames within shapes. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

CDTP 165   Desktop Illustration II: Illustrator* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: CDTP 145.

In this career-related course, students will create intermediate-level computer-generated illustrations using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will trace an object, create complex gradients with custom blends, create complex objects receding toward a vanishing point, and create an orthogonal projection to simulate depth. 1 hr. lecture /wk.

CDTP 168   Desktop Publishing III: InDesign* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: CDTP 160.

In this career-related course, students will create advanced-level page layout documents using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will learn how to work with advanced color specifications, transparency blending modes, long document organization, and brochure layout production art. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

CDTP 175   Desktop Photo Manipulation III: Photoshop* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: CDTP 155.

In this career-related short course, students will manipulate digital photographs and images using a variety of beginning, intermediate and advanced techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will apply techniques to create and design typographic elements, use vector drawing techniques, prepare images for print, optimize images for web output, and use a digital photo preparation workflow on a variety of digital photographs and images, including scanned images. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

CDTP 185   Desktop Illustration III: Illustrator* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: CDTP 165.

In this career-related course, students will create advanced computer-generated illustrations using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will create charts, autotrace scanned images, fill objects with various pen-and-ink filter effects and create an image map for the Web. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

CDTP 291   Independent Study* (1-7 Hour)

Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA minimum and department approval.

Independent study is a directed, structured learning experience offered as an extension of the regular curriculum. It is intended to allow individual students to broaden their comprehension of the principles of and competencies associated with the discipline or program. Its purpose is to supplement existing courses with individualized, in-depth learning experiences. Such learning experiences may be undertaken independent of the traditional classroom setting, but will be appropriately directed and supervised by regular instructional staff. Total contact hours vary based on the learning experience.

CDTP 135

  • Title: Desktop Photo Manipulation I: Photoshop
  • Number: CDTP 135
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Description:

In this career-related short course, students will manipulate digital photographs and images using a variety of basic techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will apply techniques to correct, repair, retouch, create selections, and work with layers on a variety of digital photographs and images, including basic scanning techniques. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Navigate the work area and organize files
  2. Improve the quality of an image by using a variety of image correction tools and techniques
  3. Analyze scanned images and discuss basic scanning techniques
  4. Use image editing tools and their features to retouch and repair digital photographs
  5. Select areas of an image in order to isolate parts of an image for moving, copying, transforming and editing
  6. Create and edit layers to work with isolated selected areas, imported photographs or artwork, text, color or tonal adjustments, and blending modes used to compose and revise a digital photograph or image
  7. Select and apply appropriate problem-solving techniques

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. The Work Area and Image File Management
   A. Use the tools, tool options bar and palettes
   B. Customize the workspace
   C. Use Adobe Photoshop Help
   D. Open, save, and organize images
   E. Automate routine file management tasks
   F. Acquire stock photography
II. Basic Photo Corrections
   A. Work through the retouching workflow
   B. Change the image’s size and resolution
   C. Straighten and crop an image
   D. Make automatic image adjustments
   E. Manually adjust the tonal range of an image
   F. Remove an image’s color cast
   G. Replace colors in an image
   H. Adjust lightness and saturation
   I. Sharpen an image
   J. Save an image for four-color printing
III. Retouching and Repairing Digital Photographs and Images
   A. Use a variety of tools to repair/replace areas of an image
   B. Apply retouching techniques to an image on a separate layer
   C. Analyze scanned images for resolution and image dimensions
   D. Prepare images using various outputs such as print, screen, and Web
IV. Working with Selections
   A. Use selection tools to create a color-based selection
   B. Use selection tools to create a shape-based selection
   C. Combine selection tools and techniques
   D. Move, Copy, Transform and rotate a selection 
V. Layer Basics
   A. Use the layers palette to view, create and rearrange layers
   B. Apply a layer style and a blending mode to a layer
   C. Edit text on a text layer
   D. Compare and save a fully-layered file and a flattened layer
file

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Examinations                       20% of grade
Projects/Assignments            80% of grade
Total                                   100%
Projects will be completed using the Adobe Photoshop application utilizing
the above competencies.
Grade Criteria:
   90 - 100    A
   80 - 89     B
   70 - 79     C
   60 - 69     D
    0 - 59     F

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

  1. Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic file management, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of the course projects. This knowledge may be acquired through prior experience or by taking one of the JCCC introductory computer courses.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CDTP 140

  • Title: Desktop Publishing I: InDesign
  • Number: CDTP 140
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Description:

In this career-related course, students will create page layout documents using a variety of basic techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will produce text material with complex tabs and indents and style attributes. Upon successful completion of the course, students will also be able to group and distribute multiple elements and demonstrate a basic proficiency with drawing tools, multiple document work, drop caps, text rotation, locking items and threading text blocks. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Create, save and duplicate a new document.
  2. Import text from other applications.
  3. Alter typeface, style, point size and leading.
  4. Use the Pointer and Text tools.
  5. Use the Control palette.
  6. Alter the monitor setting for grays and colors.
  7. Move text from one text block to another.
  8. Create multiple page documents.
  9. Sort pages.
  10. Create specifications for indents and tabs.
  11. Add specifications for ruled lines.
  12. Create a baseline shift for a line of type.
  13. Divide text into multiple columns.
  14. Link text across multiple text blocks and pages.
  15. Alter screen magnifications.
  16. Create a hanging indent.
  17. Alter margin settings.
  18. Create custom dashes and stripes.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Create and Organize Text Elements
   A. Create and save, duplicate and move a document.
   B. Duplicate and move a document.
   C. Import text from three different applications.
   D. Alter typeface, style, point size and leading.
   E. Move text using the Control palette.
   F. Move text from one text box to another.
   G. Link text from one text box to another.
   H. Add a ruled line and space after paragraph.
   I. Create a baseline shift and offset for a line of text.
   J. Divide text into multiple columns.
   K. Create a hanging indent.
   L. Create right justified numbers for paragraphs.
   M. Add right and left tabs.
   N. Alter margin settings.
   O. Create multiple pages.
   P. Create textwraps around objects.
   Q. Alter document setup attributes.
   R. Spell-check a document.
   S. Add a master page and alter page guides.
   T. Scale type.
   U. Kern type.
   V. Create and apply styles.
   W. Convert text to an outline.
   X. Fill a text outline with a graphic image.
   Y. Add a stroke to an outline of text.
   Z. Print a document.

II. Create and Import Graphic Elements
   A. Import graphic images.
   B. Draw graphic shapes.
   C. Merge graphic shapes.
   D. Create gradients.
   E. Group objects.
   F. Scale objects.
   G. Rotate objects.
   H. Lock objects.
   I. Impose pages for printing.
   J. Create Bézier paths and shapes.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

   A minimum of 5 projects   80% of grade
   A minimum of 1 exam       20% of grade
   Total                    100%

Grading Criteria:
   A = 90 - 100%  
   B = 80 -  89%     
   C = 70 -  79%     
   D = 60 -  69%  
   F =  0 -  59%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic file management, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of the course projects. This knowledge may be acquired through prior experience or by taking one of the JCCC introductory computer courses.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CDTP 145

  • Title: Desktop Illustration I: Illustrator
  • Number: CDTP 145
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Description:

In this career-related course, students will create basic computer-generated illustrations using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or Windows PC computer platform. Students will draw simple paths and shapes, create layers, import graphics and add typographic elements in rows and columns with runarounds, baseline shifts and conversion to outlines. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Open artwork files from a CD, the internal hard drive, or from a server
  2. Make selections of objects
  3. Draw simple paths
  4. Construct simple shapes with stroke and fill
  5. Apply fills and strokes to objects and type
  6. Create a line drawing with a variety of tools and techniques
  7. Add and edit anchor points and intersections
  8. Create layers and move objects to them
  9. Add guidelines to align artwork
  10. Specify and edit type attributes
  11. Import text into a document
  12. Link text blocks together
  13. Wrap text around objects
  14. Convert text to an outline
  15. Fill text with an imported graphic element

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Draw simple paths
   A. Draw a straight line
   B. Create a path with a Bozier curve
   C. Create paths combining Bozier paths and straight line segments
   D. Turn on a built-in grid
   E. Draw straight and Bozier paths using the built-in grid

II. Draw shapes with Bozier curves 
   A. Convert smooth anchor points to corner anchor points 
   B. Convert corner anchor points to smooth anchor points 
   C. Create a compound path 
   D. Divide shapes 
   E. Duplicate shapes using the transform function 
   F. Add and delete anchor points

III. Work with layers
   A. Toggle layer visibility on and off
   B. Create a new layer 
   C. Delete a layer 
   D. Duplicate a layer
   E. Name and rename a layer 
   F. Toggle a layer's visibility on and off
   G. Move an object from one layer to another
   H. Outline a path
   I. Create a dashed line
   J. Lock and unlock an object
   K. Lock an unlock a layer
   L. Mask objects

IV. Work with type
   A. Create, resize, move and delete text boxes
   B. Specify font, size, style and color of type elements 
   C. Kern pairs of letters 
   D. Scale type uniformly and non-uniformly 
   E. Add type along a path 
   F. Import text 
   G. Link text boxes 
   H. Wrap text around an object 
   I. Convert text to an outline
   J. Mask an imported graphic image with type
   K. Distort the compound path of outlined type

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

A minimum of 4 projects       80% of grade
A minimum of 1 examination    20%of grade
                             100%

Projects will be completed within and printed from the Adobe Illustrator
software program.

Criteria for grades:
 90 - 100 = A
 80 -  89 = B
 70 -  79 = C
 60 -  69 = D
  0 -  59 = F

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic file management, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of the course projects. This knowledge may be acquired through prior experience or by taking one of the JCCC introductory computer courses.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CDTP 155

  • Title: Desktop Photo Manipulation II: Photoshop*
  • Number: CDTP 155
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CDTP 135.

Description:

In this career-related short course, students will manipulate digital photographs and images using a variety of introductory to intermediate techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will apply techniques to edit masks and channels, process and enhance multiple image file formats, group and apply adjustments to layers, automate common tasks, create composite images, learn and apply intermediate scanning techniques, and apply multiple creative and adjustment filters on a variety of digital photographs and images. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Create and use masks and channels to precisely isolate and manipulate specific parts of an image
  2. Process, edit and archive a variety of proprietary RAW digital photographs
  3. Import, edit, enhance and output digital photographs in various image file formats
  4. Choose scanner settings to effectively scan images for digital editing
  5. Use layers to create complex effects in your artwork using layer masks, path groups, filers, adjustment layers and layer styles
  6. Create and edit a composite image using filters, adjustment layers, painting modes and automated commands
  7. Select and apply appropriate problem-solving techniques

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Masks and Channels
   A. Refine a selection using a quick mask
   B. Save a selection as a channel mask
   C. View, modify, load a saved mask using the Channels palette
   D. Make an intricate selection using the Extract command
   E. Create and use a gradient mask

II. Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
   A. Process a proprietary camera raw image and save it an
industry-standard digital negative
   B. Make typical corrections to a digital photograph, including removing
red eye and noise and bringing out shadow and highlights detail
   C. Adjust the visual perspective of objects in an image 

III. Digital Image File Formats
   A. Input, edit and output images using both proprietary and generic
image file formats
   B. Analyze and implement scanner settings to acquire images with
precise output specifications for digital format editing

IV. Complex Layer Techniques
   A. Create clipping groups so that an image on one layer can be a mask
for artwork on other layers
   B. Create layer sets to organize and manage layers
   C. Add adjustment layers to an image, and use them to apply color and
tonal adjustments without permanently changing pixel data
   D. Create knockout layers to use one layer selectively to reveal
others
   E. Import layers from other Photoshop files
   F. Work with type layers
   G. Duplicate and clip layers to group objects
   H. Rasterize layers
   I. Convert clipping paths to masks
   J. Liquify a layer, giving it a melted appearance 

V. Image Compositing
   A. Automate a series of steps by creating an action preset
   B. Add guides and place and align multiple images precisely
   C. Create and apply color effects, color corrections, filters and layer
styles

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Examinations                       20% of grade
Projects/Assignments            80% of grade
Total                                   100%

Grade Criteria:
  A = 90 – 100%        
  B = 80 –  89%               
  C = 70 –  79%               
  D = 60 -  69%         
  F =   0 –  59%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CDTP 160

  • Title: Desktop Publishing II: InDesign*
  • Number: CDTP 160
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CDTP 140.

Description:

In this career-related course, students will create intermediate-level page layout documents using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will learn how to work with type styles, threads, columns, special characters, hanging indents, vertical spacing and tables as well as exploring PDF files. Students will also be able to master several aspects of working with graphic images: placing images, linking, clipping paths, libraries, grids, Bezier drawing, compound paths and reflections. Finally, students will work with advanced framing techniques to nest frames within shapes. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Flow text from frame to frame.
  2. Create and import paragraph and character styles.
  3. Reveal hidden type characters.
  4. Thread text between frames.
  5. Alter the number of columns in a frame.
  6. Spell-check a story.
  7. Adjust vertical text spacing.
  8. Apply a gradient across type.
  9. Create a drop cap.
  10. Create optical kerning of type.
  11. Distinguish between kerning and tracking.
  12. Apply multi-line text composition.
  13. Create tables with tabs.
  14. Add rules above and below paragraphs.
  15. Export a document to PDF.
  16. Manage links to imported graphic files

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Work with typography to
   A. Flow text from frame to frame.
   B. Create and import paragraph and character styles.
   C. Reveal hidden type characters.
   D. Thread text between frames.
   E. Alter the number of columns in a frame.
   F. Spell-check a story.
   G. Adjust vertical text spacing.
   H. Apply a gradient across type.
   I. Create a drop cap.
   J. Create optical kerning of type.
   K. Distinguish between kerning and tracking.
   L. Apply multi-line text composition.
   M. Create tables with tabs.
   N. Add rules above and below paragraphs.
   O. Export a document to PDF.

II. Work with graphics to
   A. Add graphics from other programs.
   B. Manage links to imported files.
   C. Create a mask with a clipping path.
   D. Import a PDF file.
   E. Store files in a library.
   F. Draw shapes with Bézier curves.
   G. Produce compound paths.
   H. Create inline graphics.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

A minimum of 5 projects    90%
A minimum of 1 examination 10%
                          100% 

Projects will be completed within, and printed from, the InDesign software
program.

Criteria for grades
   90-100%  A
   80-89%   B
   70-79%   C
   60-69%   D
    0-59%   F

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CDTP 165

  • Title: Desktop Illustration II: Illustrator*
  • Number: CDTP 165
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CDTP 145.

Description:

In this career-related course, students will create intermediate-level computer-generated illustrations using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will trace an object, create complex gradients with custom blends, create complex objects receding toward a vanishing point, and create an orthogonal projection to simulate depth. 1 hr. lecture /wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Import objects into a template layer and trace them.
  2. Create a fill for a compound shape.
  3. Create and apply multiple gradients to an object.
  4. Create a shadow.
  5. Scale objects relative to a vanishing point.
  6. Rasterize an image.
  7. Rotate an object around a circle.
  8. Create an orthogonal projection.
  9. Create text on an arc of a circle.
  10. Create an extrusion to simulate depth
  11. Create a blend for a shadow on an arc of a circle.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Trace an object
   A. Create a tracing layer
   B. Place an image 
   C. Lock and unlock images 
   D. Auto-trace an image 
   E. Make a layer non-printing 
   F. Dim a layer 
   G. Paste an object in place 
   H. Draw from a template 
   I. Move shapes within a layer 
   J. Create a custom pattern 

II. Draw a three-dimensional still life 
   A. Create a fill for a compound shape
   B. Apply a hard mix Pathfinder command
   C. Fill a shape with a radial gradient
   D. Edit a radial gradient
   E. Create a shadow using unite, rotate, reflect, shear and scale
   F. Apply a soft mix pathfinder command

III. Draw in perspective
   A. Create an outline of a path
   B. Transform shapes 
   C. Divide shapes to create new objects 
   D. Create guide lines
   E. Create a custom gradient 
   F. Scale objects relative to a guide line intersection 
   G. Blend shapes to create new shapes 
   H. Apply a filter to rasterize a vector image 
   I. Apply a filter to a rasterized image

IV. Draw a cylinder with an orthogonal projection
   A. Set attributes to show the center of an object
   B. Rotate an object around a circle 
   C. Make a compound object 
   D. Apply a gradient across a compound object
   E. Create text on a curve 
   F. Shift the baseline of text 
   G. Convert text to an outline 
   H. Scale an object non-uniformly to simulate perspective 
   I. Create an extrusion (orthogonal projection) to simulate depth
   J. Create a complex gradient for a shadow

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

A minimum of 5 projects       90% of grade
A minimum of 1 examination    10% of grade
                             100%

Projects will be completed within and printed from the Adobe Illustrator
software program.

Grade Criteria:
   90-100   A
   80-89    B
   70-79    C
   60-69    D
    0-59    F

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CDTP 168

  • Title: Desktop Publishing III: InDesign*
  • Number: CDTP 168
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CDTP 160.

Description:

In this career-related course, students will create advanced-level page layout documents using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will learn how to work with advanced color specifications, transparency blending modes, long document organization, and brochure layout production art. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Specify advanced aspects of color: definition, management engines, and profiles.
  2. Create transparency for bitmap and vector art, in conjunction with blending modes.
  3. Create long document books with numbering, table of contents, and index references.
  4. Create template files for a various brochure constructions with production markup.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Color  
   A. Add swatch colors.
   B. Apply colors to objects.
   C. Create dashed strokes.  
   D. Create and apply a gradient swatch.
   E. Create tints.
   F. Create spot colors.
   G. Specify a color management engine.
   H. Specify default source ICC profiles.
   I. Embed International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles in graphics
created in other Adobe applications.

II. Transparency  
   A. Colorize an imported black-and-white graphic.
   B. Change the opacity of objects drawn in InDesign.
   C. Apply blending modes to overlapping objects.  
   D. Apply feathering to soften edges.
   E. Adjust transparency settings for imported graphics.
   F. Apply transparency to text.
   G. Apply drop shadows to text and graphics.

III. Long Documents  
   A. Join multiple InDesign documents into a book.
   B. Specify page numbering across separate documents using a book.
   C. Create a table of contents for a book.  
   D. Assign a source document for defining styles.
   E. Update index references.
   F. Generate an index file and sorting entries.
   G. Edit index references.

IV. Brochure Layouts  
   A. Identify and describe the construction of six common brochure
layouts. 
   B. Calculate brochure panel widths when using various sizes of paper.
   C. Create and position cut marks, fold lines, bleed lines, and
registration marks.  
   D. Perform a find operation within a library file
   E. Utilize library items in an InDesign document
   F. Adjust paragraph styles for typeface, color, margins, and ruled
lines.
   G. Import and alter grayscale bitmap images for color, contrast and
brightness.
   H. Specify registration color for production markings. 
   I. Print a scaled document.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Examinations          20% of grade
Projects/Assignments  80% of grade
    Total            100%

Grade Criteria:
  A = 90 – 100%    
  B = 80 –  89%  
  C = 70 –  79%  
  D = 60 -  69%  
  F =  0 –  59%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CDTP 175

  • Title: Desktop Photo Manipulation III: Photoshop*
  • Number: CDTP 175
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CDTP 155.

Description:

In this career-related short course, students will manipulate digital photographs and images using a variety of beginning, intermediate and advanced techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will apply techniques to create and design typographic elements, use vector drawing techniques, prepare images for print, optimize images for web output, and use a digital photo preparation workflow on a variety of digital photographs and images, including scanned images. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Add complex text layers and text objects to an image
  2. Draw and edit vector shapes and paths and add vector masks in an image
  3. Prepare an image for print by defining color spaces for RGB and CMYK images to ensure consistent printed color
  4. Prepare an image using GIF and JPEG optimization for the Web which includes multiple hypertext links
  5. Use professional color workflows for a reliable approach to achieving accurate and consistent color for printed images, Web images and images viewed on the screen
  6. Select and apply appropriate problem-solving techniques

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Typographic Elements 
   A. Use guides to precisely position complex text in an image
composition
   B. Make a clipping mask from type and an imported image
   C. Merge type with other layers to rasterize a type layer and image
layer
   D. Use complex layer styles to warp and professionally edit text
   E. Warp a text-based layer around a 3D object

II. Vector Drawing Techniques
   A. Differentiate between bitmap and vector graphics
   B. Draw straight and curved paths using the vector-based Pen tool
   C. Convert a path to a selection, and convert a selection to a path and
save a path
   D. Draw and edit custom layer shapes
   E. Import and edit an Adobe Illustrator object

III. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
   A. Define RGB, grayscale, and CMYK color spaces for displaying,
editing, and printing images
   B. Prepare an image for printing on a PostScript CMYK printer
   C. Proof an image for printing
   D. Create and print a four-color separation
   E. Explain how images are prepared for printing on professional
printing presses

IV. Preparing Images for the Web
   A. Create links within an image using slices, image maps and text HTML
hyperlinks
   B. Generate an HTML page that contains the image with hyperlinks
   C. Explain the differences between GIF and JPEG optimization 

V. Digital Imaging Workflow Processes
   A. Using color management technology, identify color appearance and
maintain the color appearance by changing the color numbers needed by the
target device to produce the specified color appearance
   B. Identify the various workflows: Prepress professional, Graphic
Designer, or Digital photo professional
   C. Create a project management document for each of the following
workflows: CMYK Commercial Print, Mixed RGB and CMYK Print, RGB Photo
Print and Internet Publishing sRGB

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Examinations                       20% of grade
Projects/Assignments            80% of grade
Total                                   100%

Grade Criteria:
  A = 90 – 100%        
  B = 80 –  89%               
  C = 70 –  79%               
  D = 60 -  69%         
  F =   0 –  59%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CDTP 185

  • Title: Desktop Illustration III: Illustrator*
  • Number: CDTP 185
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CDTP 165.

Description:

In this career-related course, students will create advanced computer-generated illustrations using a variety of techniques on either the Macintosh or PC computer platform. Students will create charts, autotrace scanned images, fill objects with various pen-and-ink filter effects and create an image map for the Web. 1 hr. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Create a variety of charts and graphs, using built-in charting tools and other drawing techniques
  2. Autotrace scanned images using built-in tools and refine these paths with other drawing tools
  3. Fill objects with a variety of pen and ink filter effects, in conjunction with layering and custom dashes
  4. Create an imagemap for the web and optimize it in Adobe Photoshop

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Chart and graph techniques
   A. Create a three-dimensional chart using a variety of charting tools
   B. Alter numerical data and keep it linked with a drawn chart
   C. Add a three-dimensional extrusion to a chart
   D. Create a chart with customized design elements

II. Autotrace a scanned image
   A. Demonstrate the steps necessary to autotrace a scanned image
   B. Create and modify an autoscan of a prepared symbol design

III. Fill objects with pen and ink filter effects
   A. Demonstrate a variety of pen and ink filter effects available in
Illustrator
   B. Layer ink effects in conjunction with custom dashes
   C. Create an illustration which incorporates pen and ink effects,
custom dashes and a   blended shadow

IV. Create an imagemap for the web
   A. Layer artwork
   B. Specify URL destinations
   C. Export illustrations in GIF format
   D. Import images into Photoshop
   E. Optimize an image by indexing colors
   F. Create an illustration, import it into Photoshop and optimize it for
web viewing

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

A minimum of 4 projects       80% of grade
A minimum of 1 examination    20% of grade
                             100%

Projects will be completed within and printed from Adobe Illustrator and
Photoshop software programs.

Grade Criteria:
   90-100   A
   80-89    B
   70-79    C
   60-69    D
    0-59    F

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CDTP 291

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