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Digital Photography- (PhotoShop Semester) Curriculum Map

Content session 1 session 2 session 3 Standards Vocabulary

Resources Assignments Calendar

Content (Weeks 1-6) This six week period focuses on graphics and the tools used to create them.

Skills Students will use Adobe Photoshop assignments to create projects using basic Photoshop skills such as layers, filters, stamping, cloning, etc…

Assessment Students will be able to successfully use Photoshop to create a file browser, make basic photo corrections, work with selected areas of a picture and create using multiple layers.

Activities Painting with IrfanView, Photoshop Vocabulary, Principles of design

Content (Weeks 7-12) This six week period focuses on masking, repairing, editing and basic pen tool techniques.

Skills Students will create projects using the digital camera. Students will make faux pictures, postcards and logos.

Assessment Students will be able to retouch photos, take digital photos and blend them with multiple layers to create a graphic.

Activities Button Company Marketing, group posters, logos, postcards, faux pictures

Content (Weeks 13-18) This six week period focuses on vector graphics, advanced layer techniques, special effects and preparing images for printing.

Skills creating advanced logos, brochures, advertising, how to address world issues, begin working with flash animation.

Assessment Students will be able to add special effects and advanced layering techniques to their work.

Resources Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Classroom in a Book, PhotoShop handouts, web resources Assignments

2008-2009 Adobe CS3 software The Design Collection Revealed



Media Support and Services Pathway
Students in the Media Support and Services Pathway prepare for careers that involve creating, designing, and producing multimedia products and services, including the development of digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business. Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media (e.g., CDs, DVDs, Web sites) to communicate with existing and potential customers. Media support experts can find jobs in organizations doing such work as creating e-business Web sites.
B1.0 Students understand the effective use of tools for media production, development, and project management:
B1.1 Know the basic functions of media design software, such as keyframe
animation, two-dimensional design, and three-dimensional design.
B1.2 Use appropriate software to design and produce professional-quality images, documents, and presentations.
B1.3 Analyze the purpose of the media to determine the appropriate file format and level of compression.
B1.4 Analyze media and develop strategies that target the specific needs and desires of the audience.
B1.5 Understand the development and management process of a show (e.g.,
television programs, musicals, and radio programs).
B1.6 Know the basic design elements necessary to produce effective print, video,
audio, and Web-based media.
B1.7 Use technical skills (e.g., pagination, printing, folding, cutting, and binding) to produce publishable materials.

Tech standards
1.3 Organize work into a meaningful folder structure.
2.2 Produce a publication that applies good design principles.
5. Discuss copyright, email etiquette, Web site viewing, and privacy issues related to responsible use of technology and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use.
Binary numbers
Graphing and x, y coordinates
(12.2) Students analyze the elements of America's market economy in a global setting.
(12.2.8) Explain the role of profit as the incentive to entrepreneurs in a market
(12.4.3) Discuss wage differences among jobs and professions, using the laws of
demand and supply and the concept of productivity.
2.0 Communications
Students understand the principles of effective oral, written, and multimedia communication in a
variety of formats and contexts
(2.1) Analyze the structure and format of functional workplace documents, including
the graphics and headers, and explain how authors use the features to achieve
their purposes.
English/Language Arts
(2.3) Verify and clarify facts presented in other types of expository texts by using a
variety of consumer, workplace, and public documents.
(1.8) Design and publish documents by using advanced publishing software and
graphic programs.
(1.8) Integrate databases, graphics, and spreadsheets into word-processed documents.
(1.4) Produce legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct use of the
conventions of punctuation and capitalization.
(2.4) Deliver multimedia presentations:
a. Combine text, images, and sound by incorporating information from a wide
range of media, including films, newspapers, magazines, CD-ROMs, online
information, television, videos, and electronic media-generated images.
3.0 Career Planning and Management
Students understand how to make effective decisions, use information about careers, and manage personal career plans:
3.1 Know the personal qualifications, interests, aptitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to succeed in careers.
3.2 Understand the scope of career opportunities and know the requirements for education, training, and licensure.
3.3 Develop a career plan that is designed to reflect career interests, pathways, and postsecondary options.
3.4 Understand the role and function of professional organizations, industry associations, and organized labor in a productive society.
3.5 Understand the past, present, and future trends that affect careers, such as technological developments and societal trends, and the resulting need for lifelong learning.
4.0 Technology
Students know how to use contemporary and emerging technological resources in diverse and changing personal, community, and workplace environments:
4.1 Understand past, present, and future technological advances as they relate to a chosen
4.2 Understand the use of technological resources to access, manipulate, and produce
information, products, and services.
4.3 Understand the influence of current and emerging technology on selected segments of the economy.
4.4 Understand effective technologies used in Web site development and Internet usage.
4.5 Know procedures for maintaining secure information, preventing loss, and reducing risk.
5.0 Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Students understand how to create alternative solutions by using critical and creative thinking skills, such as logical reasoning, analytical thinking, and problem solving techniques:
5.1 Apply appropriate problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills to work-related issues and tasks.
5.2 Understand the systematic problem-solving models that incorporate input, process,
outcome, and evaluation components.
5.3 Use critical thinking skills to make informed decisions and solve problems.
5.4 Understand how financial systems and tools are used to solve business problems.
7.0 Responsibility and Flexibility
Students know the behaviors associated with the demonstration of responsibility and flexibility
in personal, workplace, and community settings:
7.1 Understand the qualities and behaviors that constitute a positive and professional work
7.2 Understand the importance of accountability and responsibility in fulfilling personal,
community, and workplace roles.
7.3 Understand the need to adapt to varied roles and responsibilities.
7.4 Understand that individual actions can affect the larger community.
8.0 Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
8.2 Understand the concept and application of ethical and legal behavior consistent with
workplace standards.
8.3 Understand the role of personal integrity and ethical behavior in the workplace.
9.0 Leadership and Teamwork
Students understand effective leadership styles, key concepts of group dynamics, team and individual decision making, the benefits of workforce diversity, and conflict resolution:
9.1 Understand the characteristics and benefits of teamwork, leadership, and citizenship in the school, community, and workplace settings.
9.2 Understand the ways in which preprofessional associations, such as DECA—A Marketing Association and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and
competitive career development activities enhance academic skills, promote career choices, and contribute to employability.
9.3 Understand how to organize and structure work individually and in teams for effective performance and attainment of goals.
9.4 Know multiple approaches to conflict resolution and their appropriateness for a variety of situations in the workplace.
9.5 Understand how to interact with others in ways that demonstrate respect for individual and cultural differences and the attitudes and feelings of others.



Graphic Arts Vocabulary

  1. aspect ratio
  2. background
  3. background color
  4. bevel and emboss
  5. bitmap
  6. blur
  7. browse
  8. brush
  9. brush strokes
  10. burn
  11. canvas
  12. canvas size
  13. clear
  14. clone
  15. clone stamp
  16. color overlay
  17. count tool
  18. crop
  19. custom shape tool
  20. custom shapes
  21. cut
  22. desaturate
  23. deselect
  24. despeckle
  25. direct selection tool
  26. distort
  27. dodge
  28. drop shadow
  29. duplicate
  30. elliptical marquee
  31. eraser
  32. extract
  33. eye dropper
  34. fill
  35. filter
  36. filter
  37. foreground color
  38. free transform
  39. Gaussian blur
  40. gradient
  41. greyscale
  42. hand tool
  43. healing brush
  44. history brush
  45. image size
  46. import
  47. inner glow
  48. inner shadow
  49. jpeg
  50. lasso
  51. layer
  52. layer style
  53. line tool
  54. liquefy
  55. magic eraser tool
  56. magic wand
  57. magnetic lasso
  58. magnify
  59. marquee
  60. mask
  61. mask
  62. merge
  63. motion blur
  64. move tool
  65. navigator
  66. noise
  67. notes tool
  68. opacity
  69. outer glow
  70. paint
  71. paint brush
  72. paint bucket tool
  73. panel
  74. paste
  75. patch tool
  76. path selection tool
  77. pattern stamp
  78. pen
  79. pencil
  80. pixel
  81. pixelate
  82. polygonal lasso
  83. quick selection tool
  84. rectangular marquee
  85. red eye tool
  86. render
  87. rotate canvas
  88. ruler
  89. saturation
  90. shape
  91. sharpen
  92. sharpen
  93. slice
  94. smudge
  95. sponge
  96. spot healing brush
  97. step back
  98. step forward
  99. stroke
  100. style
  101. stylize
  102. texture
  103. undo
  104. undo
  105. vector
  106. vector mask
  107. vertical text
  108. window
  109. zoom