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ART-1210-VU01 - Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud

Synonym: 184860
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 303
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Monday, 01:00P - 04:30P
Semester Dates: 06-01-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Michelle Saffran | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 16/16 (as of 11-05-19 8:15 AM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Human Expression
Technological Literacy
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the industry-standard software package for professional graphic designers for use in digital image manipulation, digital illustration and page layout. Students will learn basic navigating skills within the Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Students will learn how to select, modify, adjust, combine, and manipulate pre-existing digital raster images, as well as the basic method for creating new vector images from scratch. Students will then investigate how these images can be integrated with type to create a page layout.

Essential Objectives:

1. Demonstrate fundamental skills using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign for use in print and Web application.
2. Explain the differences between bitmap/raster images and vector graphics, and the software used for each.
3. Import and export files between software packages, including usage of various file formats such as .psd, .eps, .gif, .tif, .jpeg, .png, .ai, and .indd.
4. Demonstrate methods for optimizing size, color, and quality of images and/or photographs using Photoshop.
5. Create vector graphics and utilize tools to create, resize, and manipulate type in Illustrator.
6. Create basic page layout using key tools such as master pages and style sheets within InDesign.
7. Examine and discuss traditional methods of design and pre-press, with reference to the art historical, social, and cultural context.
8. Design and complete individual projects.
9. Display finished works in a professional manner.


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Michelle Saffran
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Dana Lee


'Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud'

This is a general overview of the semester. A more detail syllabus will be handed out at the first class.

Week 1


Course Overview

Classroom format

The Adobe CC User Interface

Week 2

Begin Photoshop

Project: Dystopian worlds or climate change awareness campaign

Week 3

Working with Photoshop

Week 4

Working with Photoshop

Week 5

Photoshop independent project due

Begin InDesign

Project: Adventure brochure

Week 6

Working with InDesign

Week 7

Combining InDesign and Photoshop

Project: Magazine cover with 2 inner spreads and advertisement

Week 8

Begin mid-term project

Week 9

Mid-term project due

Begin Illustrator

Project: Low-polygon portraits

Week 10

Working with Illustrator

Week 11

Illustrator project due

Begin final project: Bringing it all together - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Project: Book Jacket Design

Week 12

Bringing it all together - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Final project work day

working critique of final project

Week 13

Final Critique

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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