Introduction to Digital Design

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Intro to Digital Design
Fall 2024
Taught By: Fred Murhammer
Section: A

CRN: 2896

Credits: 3

This course will introduce graphic design production knowledge, skills, and techniques by using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to produce publications for print, online, and interactive ePubs. In Photoshop we will delve into color corrections and adjustments, retouching an image, creating layers and masking to build a composite image from several photos, and exploring files for the web. In Illustrator we learn how to draw and construct vector objects via Primitive Shape tools, Shape Builder tools, and the Pen tool. The use of advanced object fills and strokes via blends, gradients, and patterns—along with learning how to export an illustration as an SVG graphic for the web—will also be covered. Using InDesign, we will explore how to create various publications for print, ePubs, and PDFs. We will cover page layout, typography, text flow, image/graphic placement, wrapping text around a frame, maintaining a publication’s overall design via master pages, and using styles to produce typographic design and consistency. Constructing an interactive ePub will also be covered. Lastly, we will explore how to collect a publication for output and how to export a publication as a PDF or ePub.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:52pm EST 3/1/2024