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Introduction to digital imaging

  • Class 15
  • Practice 30
  • Independent work 105
Total 150

Course title

Introduction to digital imaging

Lecture type

Obligatory

Course code

23-10-515

Semester

3

ECTS

5

Lecturers and associates

Course overview

This module introduces students to the basics of visual storytelling through manipulation of photographic media, raster images and optimization for multimedia solutions with the aim of visual change, change in visual messages or atmosphere.

The module is taught through the integration of research, practical knowledge and individual hands-on learning and problem solving. The module check is based on practical analysis and critical review in the form of a skill-based solution within the given examples, on individual student projects and homework with an individual approach. The individual student project is based on an individual practical approach to visual storytelling exclusively through the course of photo manipulation, post-processing and desired changes in visual communication.

This module is part of a group of media-related modules within the study, actively implementing student manipulations of raster image data (photographic images or computer-generated images). The skills learned in this module will significantly contribute to other future media-related modules.

Students will learn about:
• processes and frameworks for image manipulation
• data format and the impact of bit depth on post-production and photo manipulation
• photo forensics and the obstacles it represents
• destructive and non-destructive processing of raster images
• flexible workflow routine in image processing
• creating vector graphics and image integration
• optimization, use and performance of raster images, for example game environments, web SEO and the like.

Literature

Required reading:

1. Chavez, C. and Faulkner, A. (2021) Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book, [s.l.]: Adobe Press
2. Wood, B. (2021) Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book, [s.l.]: Adobe Press

Additional reading:

1. Snider, L. (2021) Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book, 1st edn, [s.l.]: Adobe Press
2. Hogan, C. L. (2017) Optimizing images. 1st edition. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reily Media

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Minimal learning outcomes

  • Analyse the sources of the raster image and recommend a way to change and correct it.
  • Create a raster image, applying the most appropriate option for retouching and correcting the raster image.
  • Self-assess the appropriate materials and create a photomontage using the given example as a guide for creation.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Recommend ways of creating a raster image and sources for easier manipulation and more flexible use.
  • Create a raster image, applying the most adequate option for retouching and correction of the raster image, while supporting the possibility of further improvements and flexibility in the work process.
  • Self-assess the appropriate materials and create a photo montage taking the given example as a guide for creation and support non-destructive post-production and a branching structure within the layer structure making it ready for additional changes.