Introduction to Raster Graphics, pixels & pixel manipulation, colour depth, resolution, Learning Design Steps: Thumbnail Sketches, Rough Layout, Finished Layout, and Final Layout,
Tool: Adobe Photoshop
Colour modes and Resolution, Selection techniques, Layers, Painting, Photo Retouching, Masks and channels, Special Effects, Text Editing, and Optimizing images for the web.
Introduction to Vector Graphics, Raster vs Vector, Scaling with vector, Vector manipulation, Making Poster Design, Digital Painting, Matte Painting, Compositing and Layouting
Tool: Adobe Illustrator
Examples of Illustrator-created work, Overview of program tools and layout, creating a logo, Fill and stroke, Colours, Pen tool, Modifying paths, Layers, Advanced type tool options, Artboard management, Abstract art design, and Compression.
3D Modeling & Animation
3D concepts, polygons and NURBS, Representing objects in 3D, Viewports, 11 Animation Principles,
Tool: Autodesk Maya
Introduction to the Maya interface, coordinate systems, Pivot point, Polygonal modeling, NURBS modeling, Subdivision surfaces, Shading and textures, Lighting, Camera models, Rendering, Dynamics, nClothing, Arnold shading, Fluids.
Audio & Video editing
Introduction to Audio & video, Bit Rates, file formats, technical jargon, Signals & noise, Encoding
Tools: Adobe Premiere & Adobe Audition
Introduction, Bit Rates, Common Tasks and Functions, Special Effects, Audio Mixing Methods, Noise Reduction, Voice Adding, Chanel Mixing, Multi-Band Effects, Video Resolution, Importing & Exporting, Video & Audio Effects.