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Digital Arts 1: A Creative Approach - Course - Online
The course aims to develop understanding of the creative potential of digital imaging software; develop and practise the technical skills inherent in digital imaging; introduce copyright issues.
This course introduces you to a broad range of techniques used in the generation of digital images. It will help you develop visual awareness, allow you to explore the potential of the medium and help you to use computer hardware, software and peripherals in a creative and individual way. You will cover colour theory, image manipulation, file types, compression techniques, ‘layers’ and ‘painting’, and the effects of ‘feathering’ and ‘distortion’. You will also look at copyright law as it affects digital images. The course is suitable for beginners or for people with some experience who want a fresh approach to their work. Basic computer skills are needed.
* Scanning 2D and 3D objects
* Brushes and painting
* Filters and effects
* Layers and blending modes
* Distorting and enhancing images.
You are allocated a tutor and receive their details in your course pack. You work from the course materials and send regular assignments to your tutor. These are returned to you with comment and advice. The course fee includes tutor feedback on your set assignments, but you can purchase feedback and comment on additional pieces of work if you wish.