Maricopa Community Colleges  ART177   19904-19925 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05/22/90
ART177 19904-19925 L+L 3 Credit(s) 6 Period(s)
Computer-Photographic Imaging
Introduction to the multiple elements of microcomputer-photographic imaging. Basic foundation in the use of the photographic manipulation of images using software programs. Prerequisites: None.
Cross-References: ADA177
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
ART177   19904-19925 Computer-Photographic Imaging
1. Describe the basic operational system of imaging software as compared to traditional photographic processes. (I)
2. Describe the general characteristics of computer-image alteration fundamentals. (II)
3. Use various imaging properties of software to accomplish texture smoothing and scaling, as well as shading and tonal manipulation techniques to alter photographic images electronically. (III)
4. Edit graphics and textural information received from external sources through various mediums (hardware). (IV)
5. Execute finished photographic images via hardcopy from an appropriate printer. (III, IV)
6. Prepare a professional portfolio. (V)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
ART177   19904-19925 Computer-Photographic Imaging
    I. Historical Overview
        A. Traditional photographic processes
        B. Computer-imaging techniques
      II. Photographic Image Creation, Editing, and Manipulation
          A. Hardware
          B. Software
          C. Hardcopy
        III. Imaging Properties and Techniques
            A. Texture modification
            B. Image removal
            C. Image addition
            D. Image scaling
            E. Image rotation
            F. Image smoothing
            G. Shading and tone manipulation
              1. Digital mezzotints
              2. Dithered patterns
              3. Digital saturation
              4. Digital luminance
            H. Hardcopies of imaging properties
          IV. Graphics and Textural Images Modification
              A. Image creation and manipulation
              B. Editing image
              C. Hardcopy
            V. Portfolio
                A. Review/selection
                B. Format
                C. Assignments
                D. Resume
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