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Digital Skills Workshop - Photoshop / Quick start guide
Thursday, 19 May, 01:00 PM » 03:50 PM
 

Online Digital Skills Workshop Series

Each week's topic supports general digital skills and studio projects for students in all majors.


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Faculty will be available in room ELL 143 (1:00-3:50pm) each Thursday to answer follow-up questions pertaining to this video series. Faculty can also provide individual instruction to students in need of help with current digital applications.


This week's videos offer a basic overview of Photoshop's tools, panels, application set-up, and interface. This also includes an overview of file resolution, file formats, and color modes. This is ideal for students who want to get a quick overview (or review) of Photoshop.


Photoshop Topics

Interface:

Setup of palettes

Options bar

Tools in the tool box

How to arrange palettes

Set up workspace

Application frame

Docking vs. floating windows

Shortcuts for screen views

Rotating document view


Preferences:

General

Interface

File handling

Performance

Scratch disks

Cursors

Transparency

Units & rulers

Guide colors


New document settings:

File resolution

Resolution for projects

(72ppi, 150ppi, 200ppi, 300ppi, 1200ppi)

Pixels per inch vs. dots per inch

Color modes (RGB, CMYK, grayscale, bitmap)

Web vs. print documents


Fixing mistakes: history, undo, revert


Color in Photoshop:

Color settings

Monitor color vs. printout color

Color calibrating a monitor

Printing & page setup in the lab

Print size vs. actual size

Inkjet vs. laser printers


Brief panels overview:

Layers, properties, color


Saving documents:

File formats

(JPEG, PSD, TIFF, PNG)


Using PDF format

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IT System Maintenance Day
Sunday, 22 May
 
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BOOKBINDING workshop, room S-11 604
Sunday, 22 May, 09:30 AM » 06:00 PM
 

With instructor Michelle Constantine. Please contact her to sign up, as space is limited to 15 students. artcenterbookbinding@gmail.com??Faculty and staff may attend only if there are open seats after all students have enrolled.


You will learn perfect binding, Japanese stab stitch with both hard and soft covers, and saddle stitch, by making samples of these kinds of books.


Required materials, which should cost between $75-$100, will be available in the student store for you to purchase ahead of time.


Required book binding materials available at Student Store:

Heavy Duty Awl

Bone Folder

Book board (Davey board)

Book cloth

Burnisher

Foam Brushes (1/2 inch or 1 inch)

PVA glue

Binder's Thread

Binder's Needles

Stylus/embossing tool

Unbleached beeswax


Other materials you probably have and should bring with you:

Mechanical pencil

C-thru ruler

Large cutting mat

Alumnicutter ruler (24 inches)

T-square

Mat knife with extra blades

Drafting board

Scrap paper of any size, color and weight

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