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Raster Design

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Welcome to the digital arts! This lesson delves into raster design, covering pixels, color spaces, and photo-editing software like Photopea. It explores technical aspects including file types, compression, and metadata. Emphasizing transferable skills and industry standards, it covers toolbar basics, importing, resizing, and common tools. Layers are fundamental, including adjustment and content layers, with a focus on organization and blend modes for style.

Welcome to the digital arts! This lesson delves into raster design, covering pixels, color spaces, and photo-editing software like Photopea. It explores technical aspects including file types, compression, and metadata. Emphasizing transferable skills and industry standards, it covers toolbar basics, importing, resizing, and common tools. Layers are fundamental, including adjustment and content layers, with a focus on organization and blend modes for style.

Beginner

8 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated April 28, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Photopea • Digital Image Editing
Prerequisites:
Digital Arts Fluency

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Welcome to Raster Design

Welcome to the digital arts world! From billboards to mobile ads, photography and pixel-based designs dominate. This lesson explores raster design, pixels, colors spaces and photo-editing software!

Lesson 2

Introduction to New Terminology, File Types & Formats

This lesson covers technical aspects of image editing; it delves into raster-based design, file types, compression methods and metadata.

Lesson 3

Digital Development: an Introduction to Raster Software

This lesson introduces raster editing with Photopea. It emphasizes transferable skills and industry standards like .psd files. We cover the toolbar basics, importing, resizing and common tools.

Lesson 4

Introduction to Layers

Layers are fundamental in design. There are adjustment and content layers. We will examine both and also look at blend modes for style and nuance. Additionally we cover organization and hierarchy.

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Photo of Joshua Wilder Oakley

Joshua Wilder Oakley

Visual Communications Professor at California State University San Francisco

Joshua Wilder Oakley is currently a Visual Communications Professor at California State University San Francisco and has also taught at the University of San Francisco. His teaching philosophy mirrors his design philosophy - make the world a better place through good design and visual problem solving. In addition to teaching, Oakley is also a Freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer.

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