Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Digital Rendering for Design
Course: INT200

First Term: 2018 Summer
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Introduction to raster based rendering techniques utilizing interior design and landscape drawings. Comparison of raster based rendering to vector based rendering and presentation techniques utilizing leading industry software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate knowledge of various file types for different purposes: working file, print, and web. (I)
2. Transfer Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings into raster based software program, like Adobe Photoshop while maintaining drawing scale. (I, III)
3. Create two-dimensional renderings of CAD drawings in a raster based software program. (II, III, V, VI)
4. Create professional interior design or landscape design presentations utilizing vector based software, such as Adobe Illustrator. (III, IV, VI)
5. Produce "quick" renderings using vector based software. (I, III, IV, V)
6. Apply problem solving skills to develop a digital portfolio for print and web. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. File Types
   A. Raster file (extension) types
      1. Photoshop Data (PSD)
      2. BitMap (BMP)
      3. Graphics File (Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG))
      4. Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
      5. Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
      6. Graphic Interchange Format (GIF)
   B. Vector file (extension) types
      1. Adobe Illustrator (AI)
      2. Encapsulated Postscript (EPS)
      3. AutoCAD Drawing Database (Drawing (DWG))
      4. SketchUp (SKP)
      5. Portable Document Format (PDF)
II. Raster Based Rendering Tools
   A. Selection tools
      1. Lasso tools
      2. Marquee tools
      3. Magic Wand/Quick Selection tools
      4. Inverse selection
   B. Additive rendering tools
      1. Brush
      2. Paint bucket
      3. Gradient
      4. Modes
         a. Normal
         b. Multiply
         c. Lighten
         d. Soft Light Overlay
      5. Dodge
      6. Burn
      7. Blur
   C. Layer Organization
      1. Order matters
      2. Fx effects
      3. Settings
      4. Grouping
III. Vector Data Transfer to Raster Data
   A. CAD (vector) file to raster (pixel) file
   B. Maintain scale of drawing
   C. Resolution settings
   D. Working file settings
IV. Vector Based Rendering Tools
   A. Working file settings
   B. Live Paint features
      1. Live Paint selector
      2. Live Paint bucket
      3. Live Paint shape builder
   C. Swatch library
      1. Accessing standard library
      2. Swatch modification
         a. Scale
         b. Color
      3. Swatch customization
      4. Exporting/importing libraries
      5. Sharing libraries
V. Finishing Techniques: Preparing Working Files
   A. Working Files: archival
   B. Files to print
   C. Files to web
VI. Digital Portfolio
   A. Setting up templates
   B. Standardizing text
      1. Text uniformity
      2. Text outline
   C. Personal logo
      1. Copyright restrictions
      2. Royalty-free
   D. File management
      1. Archival
      2. File to print
      3. File to web
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 28, 2017

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