2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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DDSGN 131 Techniques in Adobe Illustrator (5 credits)

Prerequisite DDSGN 110  with at least a 1.5 grade or equivalent Adobe Illustrator experience or instructor permission.

Course Description
Production techniques in Adobe Illustrator. Class explores and implements vector imaging theory using fundamental concepts and processes to create works of art for print and the Web. A graphic tablet is recommended.

Student Outcomes
1. Enhance artwork through use of effects and appearance attributes.
2. Create custom patterns and styles and apply them to create or enhance artwork.
3. Create complex gradients and layering to effectively blend images and shapes into compositions.
4. Create original art by painting with custom brushes and editing tools.
5. Convert, alter, add, and delete colors and textures of various vector images and line drawings.
6. Compare and contrast various editing theories and practices.
7. Evaluate the aesthetic and technical quality of various vector image projects and their appeal to the intended audience.
8. Research career options in digital imaging.
9. Demonstrate understanding and compliance with ethics related to the use of copyrighted materials.

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