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  1. 1. Applied Graphics Dr. Pel Mead Communications Dept.
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Introduction to Applied Computer Graphics <ul><li>This course is a beginner introduction to computer graphics and Windows 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>We will work with 2-D graphics as well as 3-D graphics </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn how to use Windows 2000, Publisher XP, Webtricity Simply 3-D, Webtricity Windows Draw and Adobe Photoshop 7.0 . </li></ul>
  4. 4. You will learn how to use the internet <ul><li>A short test to see your internet research ability will be given to determine what ability level you are at. </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn how to rapidly find graphics, programs to download </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn what browsers are the best and the fastest. </li></ul>
  5. 5. You will learn how to use the tools of Computers <ul><li>How to use a Scanner </li></ul><ul><li>How to burn a CD-R or RW </li></ul><ul><li>How to copy, cut, delete and paste files with My Computer </li></ul><ul><li>How to use an Electronic Camera </li></ul><ul><li>How to use a graphic tablet & stylus. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Suggested Textbook <ul><li>Publisher 2002 , Shelly series also available on </li></ul><ul><li>*Should be available in the CMSV bookstore </li></ul><ul><li>*Reading is supplemental if you are finding it difficult </li></ul>
  7. 7. Supplies you will need <ul><li>Six CD-R or Disks </li></ul><ul><li>CD-R/RW case holder for all the free cds you will be getting </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook with folder to hold handout material or wide file folder </li></ul><ul><li>You will be able to save on blackboard with your personal electronic folder. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Attendance Policy <ul><li>Attendance is mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>If you miss a class your grade will drop one grade level . A to B 3 hrs.= 3 classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Two absences- your grade drops two levels from an A to C </li></ul><ul><li>Three absences=automatic fail </li></ul><ul><li>There are no allowable cuts </li></ul>
  9. 9. Action taken for 3 cuts <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>You have a right to appeal but not unless you can prove an error was made in your attendance. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lateness Policy <ul><li>Class starts promptly at 6:30pm so plan to be early </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>3 checks will result in a full cut </li></ul><ul><li>Serious lateness beyond 15 minutes will count a ½ a Cut </li></ul>
  11. 11. Projects can be fun <ul><li>You will develop “real” brochures which will have your name credit on them and actually be mailed out. </li></ul><ul><li>TLC brochure </li></ul><ul><li>CMSV brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop brochure </li></ul>
  12. 12. You will learn how to make a 3-D graphic <ul><li>Using Webtricity Simply 3-D, you will quickly learn how to create 3-D logos </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn how to create special font effects </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn how to draw graphic images </li></ul>
  13. 13. You will learn how to edit and work with Photographs <ul><li>You will learn some of the basics of Adobe Photoshop 7.0 </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn enough of Photoshop to be eligible for the new course next Fall in Adobe Photoshop 7 for the Web and Communications </li></ul>
  14. 14. You will create full newsletters <ul><li>A Student Newsletter which will actually be selected to be sent out to all students enrolled in Communications. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Newsletters will also be developed for more specific topics. </li></ul>
  15. 15. You will develop Greeting Cards <ul><li>Greeting Cards will be planned and printed in color. </li></ul><ul><li>Business Cards will be planned and printed </li></ul><ul><li>Other types of cards will be created using real pictures. </li></ul>
  16. 16. You will learn how to create professional looking flyers <ul><li>Using your newly learned graphic skills and photo editing skills you will create 3-ply flyers. </li></ul><ul><li>The best flyers will be posted for all students to see. </li></ul>
  17. 17. We are going to try to treat the course projects like a real work environment <ul><li>Punctuality is most important </li></ul><ul><li>Extra effort is even more important </li></ul><ul><li>Doing you homework in more creative ways than one method. </li></ul><ul><li>Rising to a higher level of excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Treat the course like a real job </li></ul>
  18. 18. In class assignments <ul><li>Some projects and assignments will be done in class </li></ul><ul><li>Many will have to be done at home or outside of class </li></ul><ul><li>Allow extra time to spend in the lab to complete your projects on time or use your computer at home or the dorm. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Getting Help <ul><li>You and I are on the same side. </li></ul><ul><li>You want to pass and I want you to learn </li></ul><ul><li>My office is always open 8:00am-4:00 pm –Mon.8-9:30 or after 2:00 pm;Wed. 12-5:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Call 405-3743 for questions </li></ul><ul><li>Check for online help. Enroll today and change your password </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Early Bird gets help <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Course Outline <ul><li>This is a tentative outline subject to change. </li></ul><ul><li>Week 1- </li></ul>
  22. 22. Tonight <ul><li>Handouts-Intro.Notes </li></ul><ul><li>How to use </li></ul><ul><li>IDs and passwords for blackboard assigned </li></ul><ul><li>How to burn a CD-R and not ruin it </li></ul>
  23. 23. No floppies, Burn a CD <ul><li>Advantages of a CD over a floppy </li></ul><ul><li>A read-only Cd cannot pick up or spread a virus </li></ul><ul><li>CDs hold 640 megs </li></ul><ul><li>Floppies hold 1.4 megs </li></ul><ul><li>Floppies spread viruses </li></ul>
  24. 24. Terms to learn <ul><li>CD-R- means it is unformatted and can read only </li></ul><ul><li>CD-RW-means the CD is formatted to read and write like an extra drive </li></ul><ul><li>Not all cd-rw programs are alike </li></ul>
  25. 25. Burn a CD-RW <ul><li>Select the DATA selection </li></ul><ul><li>Burn a DATA disk </li></ul><ul><li>When you remove the disk leave it as a DATA disk </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not format it for all windows systems or it will become a read-only CD. </li></ul>
  26. 26. A Read-Only CD Means <ul><li>The CD cannot be changed </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot save to the CD </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot delete a file on the CD </li></ul><ul><li>You can COPY and paste on the HD </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot change the CD </li></ul>
  27. 27. Projects on CD-RW <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use Floppy disks or Zip disks </li></ul>
  28. 28. How to scan <ul><li>Use Adobe Photoshop 7.0 to load the twain driver for the scanner </li></ul><ul><li>After the twain driver is loaded put a picture in the scanner. </li></ul><ul><li>Run the temporary scan first </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust the crop size of the picture </li></ul><ul><li>Run the Final Scan version </li></ul><ul><li>Saveas .jpg </li></ul>
  29. 29. The End