•  Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: Computer Graphic Design
    Subject: Technology Education
    Grade Level(s): 9-12

    Synopsis of Curriculum

    This course introduces students to a wide variety of digital communication methods.  Students create digital images by using computer software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and other computer programs. Students design and create such projects as posters, advertisements, tickets, stickers, notepads, and business card etc. All projects are composed of images and text that work together to communicate a message. Whether it is to attract attention, inform, persuade or inspire, the graphic design industry specializes in creative problem solving. Graphic designers promote brands, markets ideas, and influence consumer behavior. Some of today’s most dynamic fields -- advertising, publishing, interactive -- are based on this fundamental concept of graphic design.


    Units of Study Titles

    Unit 1 Introduction to the course and Photoshop

    Unit 2 Selection Tools

    Unit 3 Basic Tools

    Unit 4 Color Correction

    Unit 5 Retouching and Healing

    Unit 6 Photoshop Effects

    Unit 7 Typeography

    Unit 8 Introduction to Illustrator

    Unit 9 Illustrator type and panels

    Unit 10 Logo Design

    Unit 11 Real Life Projects

    Unit 12 Old Time Photography