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Tuesdays, Feb 25 - May 19 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/14
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-2532
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

The most popular vector graphics editor, Adobe Illustrator is essential when creating unique images and graphics that require a high degree of precision and scalability -- allowing an artist control of images as small as a bottle cap or as large as a billboard. Since the workflow is vector based, curves do not pixelate as they do in other graphics applications. In this course you'll create illustrations and freeform sketches as you explore how this program makes it possible to acquire, trace and alter scanned images. You'll "learn by making" with in-class exercises and projects completed as homework. We'll discuss saving and output options, connecting the learning to the larger world of illustration, print, product and interactive design.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, NS-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Anne-Marie Byrd (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Feb 28 - Apr 3 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-2533
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Unleashing the power of bitmap editing involves working with non-linear and non-destructive methods as much as possible. This course presents that workflow using Adobe Photoshop. Lesson topics include layer masks and effects, smart objects, adjustment layers, clipping masks and reverse editing methods to create the most subtle and professional edits to files -- a necessity in the fields of photography, graphic design, illustration and web design. Complete color modification, damage repair, digital make-up techniques, and complex graphic compositing are among the exercises that come together in a final project that demonstrates competency with Adobe Photoshop.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E, NS-R, PG-R, PM-E, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-2535
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Building on the Adobe Photoshop course, this course focuses on more advanced aspects of this industry-standard image editing software through projects that explore vector-based clipping masks for crisp edged transparency for print, gradient masks for smooth layer transitions utilized in all sophisticated editing techniques, and "Actions" for building automated processes. These multilayered subtractive processes serve to separate the Photoshop professionals from the hobbyists, and give the user pixel-perfect control of their image-editing environment.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E, NS-E, PG-E, PM-E, PS-E

Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Feb 24 - May 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/13
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 25 - May 19 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/14
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542-02
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Feb 26 - May 20 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542-03
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Feb 29 - May 23 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542-04
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Feb 27 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DVID-2503
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Adobe After Effects is to video and film what Adobe Photoshop is to photography. Students in this course learn to master this powerful software tool used by professionals in the film and video industries for generating visual effects and motion graphics. In the process of creating video shorts, students are afforded the opportunity to composite multiple layers, animate an unlimited number of elements and apply visual effects to video. They can then apply these skills to both professional and personal projects.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-E, IT-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Feb 26 - May 20 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DVID-3537
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

You may intend to have your movie discovered at Sundance, Tribeca, the Black Maria or even our local Rhode Island International Film Festival. Or perhaps you want to craft a killer reel that will buy you your own production company. The methods are different but the objective the same: to find an audience and catch their attention. With that as the overarching theme of this production studio class, you'll undertake a self-directed project: a short narrative, a documentary, a traditional animated work or a 3D modeled animated piece. All aspects of creating and combining picture and sound are considered as the instructor takes on the role of chief critic. From the score to the end credits, all details are considered, including distribution and presentation options. Note: This course fulfills the requirement for "Final Studio: Animation."

Applies to: AN-R

Prerequisite: Animation ll: Narrative or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Feb 27 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-PDM-0376
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525


Description

Students produce a final project for current and forthcoming markets in a course where they demonstrate fundamental knowledge of, and proficiency in, all aspects of product development through manufacturing. They employ empathic communication and other design thinking concepts to illustrate the critical and creative abilities gained. Their projects exhibit understanding of and choices made at each stage of the design process, including challenges faced and how they were addressed, as well as sociocultural, historical and current industry references. Business practices and methods for presenting design solutions are also taught for those who are about to begin, or have already commenced, a career in product development. Certificate students: Your instructor will schedule a final portfolio review date, independent of the scheduled class dates.

Special Schedule: Class meets over the course of the 12-week term, with meetings established by the instructor at the beginning of the term. Students also work independently between class meetings.

Applies to: PM-R

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous courses in the Product Development + Manufacturing certificate program


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)