Applied Graphics Dr. Pel Mead Communications Dept.
Instructor: Dr. Pel Mead, Ed.D (Columbia Univ.1992) Adjunct Professor in Communications and Director of the Teacher Learner Center at the College of Mount Saint Vincent Other Positions: New York University-Director of Technology and Web Master for the PDL ; Adjunct Professor in Graphics and Web Design at Pace , SUNY WCC , and SUNY Rockland Comm. Colleges . Retired: NY State Health Ed. Teacher Secondary level 31 years in E. Ramapo Sch.Dist,, Spring Valley, NY
Introduction to Applied Computer Graphics
This course is a beginner introduction to computer graphics and Windows 2000
We will work with 2-D graphics as well as 3-D graphics
You will learn how to use Windows 2000, Publisher XP, Webtricity Simply 3-D, Webtricity Windows Draw and Adobe Photoshop 7.0 .
You will learn how to use the internet
A short test to see your internet research ability will be given to determine what ability level you are at.
You will learn how to rapidly find graphics, programs to download
You will learn what browsers are the best and the fastest.
You will learn how to use the tools of Computers
How to use a Scanner
How to burn a CD-R or RW
How to copy, cut, delete and paste files with My Computer
How to use an Electronic Camera
How to use a graphic tablet & stylus.
Publisher 2002 , Shelly series also available on www.course.com
*Should be available in the CMSV bookstore
*Reading is supplemental if you are finding it difficult
Supplies you will need
Six CD-R or Disks
CD-R/RW case holder for all the free cds you will be getting
Notebook with folder to hold handout material or wide file folder
You will be able to save on blackboard with your personal electronic folder.
Attendance is mandatory
If you miss a class your grade will drop one grade level . A to B 3 hrs.= 3 classes.
Two absences- your grade drops two levels from an A to C
Three absences=automatic fail
There are no allowable cuts
Action taken for 3 cuts
If you get two absences and are in danger of failing, your name will be turned over to the Dean of Communications and the Dean of Academic Affairs for the College and an Interim Grade will be sent.
You have a right to appeal but not unless you can prove an error was made in your attendance.
Class starts promptly at 6:30pm so plan to be early
Lateness is anything beyond 6:40 pm and will result in a check . If you come in late make sure Dr. Mead checked you off for being present.
3 checks will result in a full cut
Serious lateness beyond 15 minutes will count a ½ a Cut
Projects can be fun
You will develop “real” brochures which will have your name credit on them and actually be mailed out.
You will learn how to make a 3-D graphic
Using Webtricity Simply 3-D, you will quickly learn how to create 3-D logos
You will learn how to create special font effects
You will learn how to draw graphic images
You will learn how to edit and work with Photographs
You will learn some of the basics of Adobe Photoshop 7.0
You will learn enough of Photoshop to be eligible for the new course next Fall in Adobe Photoshop 7 for the Web and Communications
You will create full newsletters
A Student Newsletter which will actually be selected to be sent out to all students enrolled in Communications.
Other Newsletters will also be developed for more specific topics.
You will develop Greeting Cards
Greeting Cards will be planned and printed in color.
Business Cards will be planned and printed
Other types of cards will be created using real pictures.
You will learn how to create professional looking flyers
Using your newly learned graphic skills and photo editing skills you will create 3-ply flyers.
The best flyers will be posted for all students to see.
We are going to try to treat the course projects like a real work environment
Punctuality is most important
Extra effort is even more important
Doing you homework in more creative ways than one method.
Rising to a higher level of excellence
Treat the course like a real job
In class assignments
Some projects and assignments will be done in class
Many will have to be done at home or outside of class
Allow extra time to spend in the lab to complete your projects on time or use your computer at home or the dorm.
You and I are on the same side.
You want to pass and I want you to learn
My office is always open 8:00am-4:00 pm –Mon.8-9:30 or after 2:00 pm;Wed. 12-5:00 pm
Call 405-3743 for questions
Check http:blackboard.cmsv.edu for online help. Enroll today and change your password
The Early Bird gets help
6:00 to 6:30 every week will be special help time if you need it. I will be in the lab to help out if you need it.
This is a tentative outline subject to change.
How to use blackboard.cmsv.edu
IDs and passwords for blackboard assigned
How to burn a CD-R and not ruin it
No floppies, Burn a CD
Advantages of a CD over a floppy
A read-only Cd cannot pick up or spread a virus
CDs hold 640 megs
Floppies hold 1.4 megs
Floppies spread viruses
Terms to learn
CD-R- means it is unformatted and can read only
CD-RW-means the CD is formatted to read and write like an extra drive
Not all cd-rw programs are alike
Burn a CD-RW
Select the DATA selection
Burn a DATA disk
When you remove the disk leave it as a DATA disk
Do Not format it for all windows systems or it will become a read-only CD.
A Read-Only CD Means
The CD cannot be changed
You cannot save to the CD
You cannot delete a file on the CD
You can COPY and paste on the HD
You cannot change the CD
Projects on CD-RW
All projects are to be kept on a CD-RW disk so that you can save really large graphics files, movie clips, pictures and publications that require a lot of disk space.
Do not use Floppy disks or Zip disks
How to scan
Use Adobe Photoshop 7.0 to load the twain driver for the scanner
After the twain driver is loaded put a picture in the scanner.