Graphic Design course is designed to enhance the principles of graphic design, illustration and Photo manipulation. The students will learn the role of words, images and layouts to communicate an idea, primarily for marketing and to develop an understanding the physical media as newspapers, magazines and posters, the field now encompasses multimedia such as websites and cell phone displays to the students.
CO1: Have a better understanding of the Designing software and feel more confident with approaching the programmes and building up further knowledge.
CO2: Create print ads, digital art, matte painting, web design, pattern design and photo manipulation
CO3: Understanding the elements of design, principles of design and Aesthetics of design.
CO4: Understand the dynamics of composition and colour and the technical issues surrounding print and web distribution.
CO5: Understanding the range of image file formats.
Unit I Introduction to Computer graphics
Introduction about Pixel and Vector based software with updated version . Role of computer graphics in society (marketing, Entertainment, Publishing, e- Learning) . Interface of pixel and vector software with colour mode using in various flat forms and standard templates.
Unit II Pixel Design
Pixel design based on understanding Image editing with Crop, Transform , selection, layer concept, layer effects, blending mode, layer mask, colour , Clone stamping, pattern making, colour corrections, photo manipulation, paint brushes, Gradients, sharp and blur and photo masking.
Unit III Vector design
In vector design, preparing graphical shape, icon, logo and illustration by using pen tool, Direct selection tools, Shape builder tools, shape tools, Pen tool, Vector Brush , stroke colours and fill colours, boarder, Blend tools, Pathfinder tool, Mesh tool, 3d shapes tool, distort and transformation and live tracing .
Unit IV Typography and Filters
Understanding the typography usages in graphic designs which is related to font shape, size, colour, style, spread, text alignment, paragraph alignment, text editing and effects, title effects Understanding the filters, Filter’s properties, Filter plug-in , Distort effect, Shape conversion .
Unit V Print and Digital publishing
Creating print and digital contents such as Business card, poster, Letter head, magazine, brochure, pamphlet, dangler, invitation, front page, web advertisement, flyers, DVD covers, package design, calendar design for various service and products.
Total: 75 Hrs