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* Wednesdays from 10.00 → 11.00 (room A100) — Lecture
* Thursdays from 14.00 → 16.00 (room A310) — Practical
### Week 1
Developing design senses
### Course introduction 2019_09_11
Brief subjects outline:
* Photography workflow: from camera to print
→ How to shoot RAW format photographs, import them into Camera Raw (a Photoshop tool), work on our photographs in Photoshop, then export them for other uses.
* Composition basics:
→ Making images, balancing the objects and elements in an image, choosing scale, choosing colours, choosing graphical or photographs, hand drawings, and adjusting them to one another on a page, poster, logo, flyer etc.
* Typography: selecting and using fonts
→ Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point sizes, line lengths, line-spacing (leading), and letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning).
* Vectors VS Bitmap: digital images
→ What is a vector image, what is a bitmap image, and how can we use them
* Page design — editorial design:
→ How to design good books, booklets, pages, flyers, leaflets, how to make imposed booklets (allowing one to fold printed pages into a booklet), how to prepare files for self-printing and professional printing.
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